This Week at Frost May 22

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May 22, 2020

Dear Frost MS Students and Families,

This week, select staff have been working to begin packing up student belongings in the lockers, both hall and gym lockers. This has been a significant task as we have over 2500 lockers to inventory, 1250 times two!!! We will be working most of next week as well! Thanks for your continued patience as we continue to work feverishly to ensure every student will get their things back. We will also coordinate yearbook distribution with this process, to the best of our ability. More information to come!  In addition, if you have medication still here at Frost, you should have received communication concerning our process for pickup.  If you have not, please contact Susan Morningstar at @email.

I have also received inquiries concerning students that need technology or technology support. Please remember to bookmark the sign-up genius in this message and/or reach out to your teachers/counselors for tech support. More information can be found below to access our weekly on-site tech support.

Here are the recordings from the last two Virtual Coffees! These are very fun, and I can answer a lot of questions that parents pose, so very informative! The next one will be on June 2nd !

Virtual Parent Coffee— Frost Principal's Virtual Coffee (May 5) - recording_1

Virtual Parent Coffee- Slide Deck from May 21st- I forgot to press record.

Just in case you were wondering, we are still on schedule for our school renovation next Spring! We reached out to the Design and Construction folks and they let us know there is no change in the current plans. I will keep you updated as I get more information. 

Finally, I hope everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! This weekend takes on so much more significance than our previous holidays as we have lost so many in the past few months. I hope that we all find time to reflect this weekend on those who were lost during this time period, in addition to those who served this country.

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

Mr. Harris

 

In Other News

Green Flag Designation

The FCPS Get2Green program began in 2009 to support student-led and school-based environmental stewardship in our schools. It has grown to have support from most departments across FCPS including Food and Nutrition, Facilities and Maintenance, and Design and Construction.  Much of this work is carried out through Get2Green’s Ignite partnership with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program provides a framework for student-led action on environmental topics or pathways. Students at 136 Eco-Schools in FCPS have conducted audits and developed action plans to improve the sustainability of their schools on such environmental pathways as Consumption and Waste, Energy, Schoolyard Habitat, and Sustainable Food.

Today I am proud to announce the school board recognized the teachers, staff, and students at Frost Middle School. We have earned awards from Eco-Schools by taking action to improve the sustainability of their schools and communities while developing Portrait of a Graduate skills. We are pleased to have once again earned the Green Flag designation for addressing multiple sustainability pathways through Eco-Schools! Congratulations to our Eco-Schools team for their hard work and dedication!!

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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

Frost Falcon Debut

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The Frost Falcon made his debut at the Truro Neighborhood car parade this weekend! We had a Frost parent graciously donate the costume and wear it during the parade! Next up, we will have a naming competition for our new mascot! What a treat!

 

Performing Arts Showcase- New Date- May 29th

picture of frost performing arts virtual 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 29th. Please join the FlipGrid Class https://flipgrid.com/lee8696 .

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 #5.pdf 

Tech Support

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. If you need tech support in general, reach out to your student services counselor or Mr. Greenwood our Technology Support Specialist at @email .

Yearbooks

We are working with our vendor to ensure that the yearbooks will be here in a timely manner. Currently they are scheduled to be delivered before school is out for the summer. We will try to coordinate yearbook distribution with the locker clean-out process. If possible, we will even try to place yearbooks ordered by students and families in the bags for distribution! Fingers crossed. Please know we are working diligently to get this memento here in time for our students. We even have a video from Jostens! Check it out!

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.

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.

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020 @ 11 am

Frost Spirit Fridays!

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picture of spirit day June 5 travel friday

Fairfax County Park Authority- Summer Camps Cancelled

The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) are announcing the cancellation of 2020 summer camp programs due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Included in these cancellations are all FCPA sponsored summer camp programs, REC-Pac programs held at local schools, summer camp programs sponsored by NCS and SACC programs.

Collectively, these programs represent childcare and recreational opportunities for thousands of families across Fairfax County. However, after careful consultation with local health officials, school representatives, other regional recreation providers and local government officials, the decision was made to cancel these programs.

“We recognize how important camps are to this community, but we need to keep the health and safety of our children first and foremost,” said Park Authority Director Kirk Kincannon. “Rest assured we are continuing to search for the right programs and services we can provide based on guidance at all levels of government. These are unprecedented times and public support has been vital.”

Impacted NCS programs include RECQuest, SACC summer programs, Therapeutic Recreation Camp, Value in Prevention Camp (V.I.P), and Teens in Action.

“As the public health situation is dynamic in nature, if Fairfax County facilities are able to re-open during the summer we will consider offering limited on-site youth programming to meet the needs of families across Fairfax County,” said NCS Director Chris Leonard.

Senior Centers and Adult Day Health Care Centers remain closed to all participants until further notice. Additionally, community centers, neighborhood centers, resource centers and teen centers are closed to participants. For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty/gov/ncs or contact NCS at 703-342-4600 or via email at @email.

The Fairfax County park system has begun a phased re-opening of limited park amenities. Most parks will be open by this weekend with buildings, numerous amenities and restrooms closed. For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/coronavirus or contact the Park Authority at 703-324-8700 or via email at @email.

 

Anthony Harris

Principal

Frost Middle School

703-401-4687

 

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