Fall Picture Make-Up Day - November 15

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Fall Picture Make Up Day – November 15

Picture Retake Day is Friday, November 15th. Students who missed Picture Day will have their photo taken for the yearbook. If you wish to purchase a photo package please order pictures online at mylifetouch.com using picture day id number HJ249067Q1.

If you were unhappy with your child’s original photo, please write a note on the picture envelope to let the photographer know what they can do to improve the photo, and have your student bring the unwanted photos back to school on Friday. The unwanted photos are what they will need to have their photo retaken. If you have any questions, please call the office at 703-924-4500.

 

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

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Thank You

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Thank You

We wanted to thank the military members who volunteered in classrooms or the news show, the PTA volunteers who served lunch or sold lunch tickets and those families who attended our Veterans Day Thanksgiving lunch today. We hope you all enjoyed your time at Hayfield Elementary with your student(s).

 

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Outstanding Awards Nomination Information

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Outstanding Hayfield Awards

Is there a staff member at Hayfield whom you would like to recognize as an outstanding employee? Please, nominate him or her for an outstanding employee award.

Below, you will find a brief description of each award category.

  • Outstanding Teacher: Nominees must have completed at least three years of teaching experience. This experience may come from districts outside of FCPS. An outstanding teacher nominee is an employee who works mainly with students.
  • Outstanding New Teacher: Nominees have less than three years of teaching experience. This experience may come from districts outside of FCPS. An outstanding new teacher nominee is an employee who works mainly with students.
  • Outstanding Principal: Nominee has at least three years of experience as building principal.
  • Outstanding Leader: Nominees need to have completed a full year in his or her current position. These members may include assistant principals, school-based technology specialists, technology support specialists, psychologists, counselors, social workers as well as resource teachers who work mainly with teachers.
  • Outstanding Operational Employee: Nominees need to have completed a full year in his or her current position. These members may include administrative assistants, office assistants, custodial staff, food services staff, instructional assistants, public health assistants and parent liaisons.

If you would like to nominate, please click the individual links below. These nominations are due by November 15th. For any questions, please contact Erin D. Van Allan at edvanallan1@fcps.edu

Outstanding Professional Employee

Outstanding Principal

Outstanding NEW Teacher

Outstanding Teacher

Outstanding Leader

Outstanding Operational Employee

 

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

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Veterans Day Thanksgiving Luncheon - Monday, November 11

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Veterans Day Thanksgiving Lunch Monday, November 11, 2019

Our Annual Thanksgiving Lunch will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Tickets will be sold at the door for parents/guardians and non-HES students, and you may want to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your child’s lunch time to avoid waiting in line. Hayfield ES students will use their lunch accounts if they are purchasing lunch. Tickets for parents and non-HES students will be $4.50 and can be paid with cash (exact amount as change will not be available) or check payable to Hayfield ES Food Services.

The traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served and will include roasted sliced turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, whipped potatoes with gravy, steamed green beans and frozen fruit juice cup. For those who do not eat turkey, we will be offering black bean burger on bun, or peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a salad. Beverages for adults will include milk or water. Students will be given regular, skim or chocolate milk. For this day only, there will be no a la carte items (water, juice, etc.) for purchasing.

Veterans

For all of our Veterans who have served or are currently serving, we invite you to attend dressed in uniform.

Parking is limited, however, overflow parking is permitted this day at Hayfield Secondary School at the bottom of the lot, parallel to Telegraph Road.    

Book Fair

In addition, the book fair will be open on Monday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. during the Veterans' Day Lunch for parents to shop.  

Volunteers Needed

We are still looking for volunteers to assist with serving lunch on Monday. If you can help, please sign up here.

  Spirit Day

Monday is the SCA Spirit Day for this month.  We invite everyone to wear red, white and blue. 

Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

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Evening Book Fair Event

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Hi Families!

Don’t forget that the Scholastic Book Fair is next week, November 11th-15th.  Please click on the following link for more information: https://www.smore.com/2g1w9.  Don’t forget to sign up for eWallet so you don’t have to worry about sending in cash or checks with your child to school!

Wendy Ergler

Librarian

Hayfield Elementary School

 

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School House Newsletter - November 7

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Upcoming Events

November 7            FLE Parent Preview Night 6:30 p.m.

November 11          Open House/Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Lunch

November 11          Patriotic Spirit Day—wear red, white and blue

November 12          PTA Meeting 7 p.m.

November 11-15     Book Fair 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

November 14          Family Book Fair Night 6-8 p.m.

November 15          Picture Make-up Day 8:45 a.m. - noon

November 27-29    Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

 

Family Life Education Parent Preview

You are invited to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in Kindergarten through grade three receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle

Families who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form provided to you in your child’s orientation packet at the beginning of the school year or you may access the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s teacher in writing before instruction begins.

 

Fall Make-Up Picture Day

Anyone who missed Picture Day in October can have his/her picture taken on November 15. Please stop by the office for an order form or email the office at HayfieldESOffice@fcps.edu so that a form can be sent home with your child.

If you want a retake, please have your child return the original portrait package on picture make-up day.

You can still order with your Picture Day ID at mylifetouch.com. Picture Day ID: HJ249067Q0.

 

Advanced Academic Program Level IV Announcement

 Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)

Level IV services are available for students found eligible through a central selection process.  The program is available in Grades 3-8.  Eligible students use curriculum from the AAP Curriculum Framework for Levels II-IV in the four academic subject areas on a full-time basis.

Due to the volume of files screened centrally for Level IV services, deadlines are strictly held. The referral deadline is January 9, 2020.

A Level IV file workshop will be held on Thursday, November 21, 6-7 p.m., in the Hayfield Elementary School library. This workshop is for parents interested in submitting a Level IV referral.

The AAP Level IV Referral Form, and Parent/Guardian Questionnaire is available on the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893.

Additional information about the holistic screening process and information used for screening can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.

Please email Maggie Gawen, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, magawen@fcps.edu, with any questions.

 

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair comes to our school from November 11-15, to share the newest books and other exciting learning products with our young readers. Parents and teachers will find plenty of items of interest to them as well. The fair is open Monday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. during the Veterans' Day Lunch for parents to shop.  Tuesday is the student Wish List Day.  We are open Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for student shopping. We are open on Friday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for student shopping.  We’re also hosting a Family Event on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.   Everyone is welcome to attend this event.

Students will preview the Book Fair on Tuesday and come home with a wish list for a few things they would like to get.  Parents are invited to come anytime during the week during open hours to browse and/or make purchases.  Parents may pull their child out of lunch to purchase books with them. If parents are unable to attend but would still like their student to purchase something, they may send in checks (made payable to Hayfield ES PTA) or cash with their students. Parents may also open an eWallet account for their children through Scholastic.  This is HIGHLY encouraged as there is no need to worry about exact amounts on checks or the losing of cash.  For  information on eWallet and to sign-up please click here: https://www.smore.com/2g1w9.  You will only be charged in the end for what is actually purchased.  Since Hayfield is a public school no tax is charged. It is also very helpful to have a list of what the student is allowed to buy, especially in the primary grades. 

When you visit the Scholastic Book Fair, please consider donating a book as a special gift to your child’s classroom library.  These books will enrich the education of children for years to come.  We have asked teachers to preview the Book Fair and fill out a Classroom Wish List so you will know exactly which books they desire.  Look for the Wish List Display and volunteers will help you from there.

Lost and Found

Please be sure to check the table located outside of the front office for any items your child may be missing.  We have many jackets and coats.  Any items not picked up by November 26 will be donated.

Shutterfly Storefront

Introducing a great way to shop that also gives back. Create unique photo gifts and personalized school gear through our custom storefront and Shutterfly will donate 8% of all purchases to Hayfield Elementary. Start shopping today at: HayfieldElementary.ShutterflyStorefront.com.

 

Y-Tie Announcement

We have stocking stuffers for your family!  Y-Ties are great for keeping those shoelaces in check and avoiding possible accidents from dangling laces. We have many colors for $3.00 a pair. We also have some brown or black boot laces which are $6.00 a pair. Let your child pick their favorite or make arrangements to pick up a pair without them knowing by contacting Ruth Drickey at 703-924-4532 or by email at RIDrickey@fcps.edu.  Cash or check payable to Hayfield Elementary. 

 

Ornament Announcement

Hayfield Elementary has its own ornament to commemorate the re-dedication of our school upon its renovation several years ago.  It is a pewter ornament that features the school entrance on its face.  This is a wonderful reminder of your elementary school and a memory keepsake. To order your ornament send in a $10.00 check made payable to Hayfield Elementary. 

School Store

The Hayfield Elementary SCA school store is open. The hours of operation are 8:25-8:35 am Monday through Friday. The school store is located right next to the Health Room.

Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

 

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News from the Nest

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Upcoming Events

November 4-5        Student Holiday—No School

November 7            FLE Parent Preview Night 6:30 p.m.

November 11          Open House/Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Lunch

November 12          PTA Meeting 7 p.m.

November 11-15    Book Fair 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

November 14          Family Book Fair Night 6-8 p.m.

November 27-29    Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

 

Upcoming Teacher Workdays

End-of-quarter Teacher Workdays are scheduled for Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 5. School will be open, but STUDENTS DO NOT REPORT. Office Hours 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Family Life Education Parent Preview

You are invited to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in Kindergarten through grade three receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle

Families who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form provided to you in your child’s orientation packet at the beginning of the school year or you may access the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s teacher in writing before instruction begins.

 

Shutterfly Storefront

Introducing a great way to shop that also gives back. Create unique photo gifts and personalized school gear through our custom storefront and Shutterfly will donate 8% of all purchases to Hayfield Elementary. Start shopping today at: HayfieldElementary.ShutterflyStorefront.com.

 

 When To Reach Out To Your Child’s Teacher?

No matter what concerns you may have, there are always professionals to talk with at school. But typically, it’s best to speak with your child’s teacher first. Many issues can be resolved by speaking to the teacher directly and please, don’t hesitate to reach out regarding issues such as:

  • behavior
  • bullying
  • homework, testing, and classroom support
  • general classroom concerns and ongoing communication
  • field trip

The teacher will listen and address your concerns or will in turn reach out and connect you with the right person for different issues. Always remember that partnering with your child’s teacher can help your child have a more positive outlook on school.

 

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Federal Impact Aid Forms Due Tomorrow, October 30

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Federal Impact Aid Forms Due Tomorrow - Wednesday, October 30

Thank you to all of the families who have already filled out their children's annual Federal Impact Aid Forms and returned them to school. We appreciate your swift response.

If you have not yet completed the form for your child(ren), please do so as soon as possible. The deadline to return these forms is tomorrow - Wednesday, October 30. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

Please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to school by tomorrow. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link -https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

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Nominate a Hayfield ES Staff Employee

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Outstanding Hayfield Awards

Is there a staff member at Hayfield whom you would like to recognize as an outstanding employee? Please, nominate him or her for an outstanding employee award.

Below, you will find a brief description of each award category.

  • Outstanding Teacher: Nominees must have completed at least three years of teaching experience. This experience may come from districts outside of FCPS. An outstanding teacher nominee is an employee who works mainly with students.
  • Outstanding New Teacher: Nominees have less than three years of teaching experience. This experience may come from districts outside of FCPS. An outstanding new teacher nominee is an employee who works mainly with students.
  • Outstanding Principal: Nominee has at least three years of experience as building principal.
  • Outstanding Leader: Nominees need to have completed a full year in his or her current position. These members may include assistant principals, school-based technology specialists, technology support specialists, psychologists, counselors, social workers as well as resource teachers who work mainly with teachers.
  • Outstanding Operational Employee: Nominees need to have completed a full year in his or her current position. These members may include administrative assistants, office assistants, custodial staff, food services staff, instructional assistants, public health assistants and parent liaisons.

If you would like to nominate, please click the individual links below. These nominations are due by November 15th. For any questions, please contact Erin D. Van Allan at edvanallan1@fcps.edu

Outstanding Professional Employee

Outstanding Principal

Outstanding NEW Teacher

Outstanding Teacher

Outstanding Leader

Outstanding Operational Employee

 

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

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Federal Impact Aid Forms

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STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

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Purple Star School Recognition

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Purple Star School Recognition

Hayfield Elementary has been recognized as a Purple Star School, indicating that we are a military-friendly school that has demonstrated our commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families. We received this recognition by the Virginia Department of Education.

To qualify for a Purple Star, schools must have a trained staff member as a primary point of contact for military families and students who also serve as a liaison between the school and local military communities. Schools must also demonstrate their commitment to meeting the needs of military students by providing resources and programming on issues important to military families, such as transitions and academic planning.

Our primary points of contact for military families and students are Lisa Warden, lbwarden@fcps.edu, and Florence Newsome, Fnewsome@fcps.edu.

 

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Reminder - Picture Day Tomorrow

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Fall Picture Day – October 10

Tomorrow is fall Picture Day. Order forms went home on Tuesday, October 8. Order forms and payment should be sent to school on Picture Day.  

You may also order pictures online at mylifetouch.com using picture day id number HJ249067Q0. Order any package on mylifetouch.com and get a free 8x8 photo book for you and a drawstring backpack for your student on Shutterfly.com.

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News from our SBTS, Melinda Snyder

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News from our SBTS, Melinda Snyder Digital Citizenship Week

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with spirit days and activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Students will have a choice board to select at least one activity a day that matches the daily theme. Parents can also choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8). 

Below you’ll find the schedule of spirit days along with resources and suggested activities to help support healthy habits at home too. 

Spirit Days for the Week
  • Monday: Hat Day - Put on your thinking cap and reflect on your media use and habits.
  • Tuesday: Active Wear - Exercise your healthy tech habits.
  • Wednesday: Dress as your Muse - Dress up as your favorite artist, musician, author, inventor, actor/actress, scientist, etc. and focus on how you can use technology to create original works.
  • Thursday: Dress in Your Best - Wear your best or most professional clothing and focus on using high-quality media.
  • Friday: “Lei” Off the Tech - wear Hawaiian clothing and take a break from screens to connect more in person.
Resources and Suggested Activities for Each Day’s Theme

Monday: Families are encouraged to reflect on their own relationship with technology, their media habits, and begin to think of ways to make some healthy adjustments. 

Tuesday: Students and families are encouraged to exercise healthy tech practices such as managing notification settings and turning off screens an hour before bedtime. Try some of these ideas:

  • Consider making phone-free zones in your home.
  • Promote better sleep by disconnecting from screens at least one hour before bedtime and charging your phone outside of the bedroom.
  • Change your phone’s notification settings to minimize distractions or try some of these suggestions.
  • Visit Google’s Focus Your Time page for suggestions to track usage and manage your time on Android apps as well as time management suggestions for Youtube and Gmail.
  • Try some family mindfulness activities with GoNoodle’s Flow channel.

Wednesday: On this day, students and families are encouraged to think about how technology can be used to create original works.  Encourage students to favor the active use of technology for creation over passive consumption. Try some of these ideas:

  • Use Common Sense Media’s App Reviews to learn about your child’s favorite games and apps and what you might need to teach them in order to use it safely.
  • As an FCPS student, your child has access to a number of digital tools that promote creativity including Wixie (elementary only), Voicethread, and G Suite including Google Docs, Slides, Drawings, and more. These tools are available for students to create outside of school too!
  • Students are also encouraged to experiment with computer coding at home. Code.org has activities that teach students to use coding to design games, apps, drawings, and websites.

Thursday: Students and families are encouraged to think critically about the media they consume and actively evaluate and select high quality, age-appropriate media. Try some of these ideas:

  • Help your child become a critical consumer of media by discussing these 5 questions with them when you consume media together such as books, movies, and news articles.
  • Consider Common Sense Media’s reviews of movies, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music for information that can help you decide if the media your child is consuming is appropriate for them.
  • Check out this tip sheet with your child and emphasize the importance of choosing quality resources.
  • Try these additional tips on how to establish expectations at home around media use.

Friday: Students and families are encouraged to practice media balance by taking a break from screens to engage in real-world experiences and quality time with their friends and family. Try some of these ideas:

  • Have a device-free dinner and focus on connecting as a family.
  • Take on a Phone-Free Day challenge as a family and commit to leaving the phone at home when family members go to school or work.  Notice how your day changes and discuss the benefits and challenges together.
  • Have a family board game night instead of playing video games or watching TV.
  • Make a phone call or write a letter to a family member or friend instead of sending a text or email.
  • Spend time outside as a family and leave the phone behind. Thank you for participating in Digital Citizenship Week!  Take good care of your body, mind and your relationships and enjoy the benefits of using technology in a healthy and balanced way. 

Melinda Snyder, SBTS, Hayfield Elementary

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Lunch Menu Changes & Hayfield Homecoming Parade

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Lunch Menu Changes

On Tuesday, October 8, the cafeteria will serve hot dog on a bun or soft beef tacos. 

On Thursday, October 10, the cafeteria will serve pasta with meat sauce or pasta with mozzarella and marinara sauce.

 

Hayfield Secondary Community Parade

On Friday, October 11 at 4:30 p.m., a community homecoming parade will be held. The parade route travels through the Hayfield Farm neighborhood and ends at Hayfield Secondary School where you will be met with a tailgate party with music, vendors selling food, and Hayfield Secondary spirit wear will be available for purchase. 

Please remember no staff from the elementary school will be responsible for your child.  Parents need to be with their children during the parade through the neighborhood.

 

Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

 

7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315  |  Phone: 703.924.4500

Attendance: HayfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter

HES School House News

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HES School House News Here’s What’s Coming Up...

Oct. 8          PTA Meeting 7p.m.

Oct. 10        Fall Picture Day

Oct. 11        Orange & White SCA Spirit Day

Oct. 14        Columbus Day - Student Holiday – Office Hours 9 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Oct. 18        PTA Monster’s Ball

 

  Fall Picture Day – October 10

Get your smile on! Fall Picture Day is Thursday, October 10. Order forms will go home on Tuesday, October 8. Order forms and payment should be sent to school on Picture Day.  

You may also order pictures online at mylifetouch.com using picture day id number HJ249067Q0. Order any package on mylifetouch.com and get a free 8x8 photo book for you and a drawstring backpack for your student on Shutterfly.com.

 

  Shutterfly Storefront

Introducing a great way to shop that also gives back. Create unique photo gifts and personalized school gear through our custom storefront and Shutterfly will donate 8% of all purchases to Hayfield Elementary. Start shopping today at: HayfieldElementary.ShutterflyStorefront.com.

 

  Orange and White Spirit Day

Friday, October 11 is our orange and white spirit day. Our sister school, Hayfield Secondary will have their homecoming game that evening. To show our support and to help cheer them on, wear your orange and white to school. 

 

  Hayfield Secondary Homecoming

Join Hayfield Secondary School in celebrating Homecoming on Friday, October 11. The football team will be playing Chantilly at 7 p.m. Tickets at the gate are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  We are selling pre-sale tickets at $5.00 for everyone here at the elementary school. Look for the form attached with this newsletter.   

Traditionally all the elementary schools that feed into the Secondary School are invited to participate in the halftime homecoming parade on Friday evening.  Our school has always been a very enthusiastic part of the festivities and will be joining the parade this year. Ruth Drickey will be organizing the students about ten minutes prior to halftime at the scoreboard end of the field and we will march around the track as part of the homecoming parade.  All students are invited to join us for the parade.

  How can you help at home?

School can be exhausting for our children… following expectations all day long and being challenged with new learning experiences.  Your home routines can play a big part in setting our students up for success!  Staying true to routines fosters children’s ability to recharge, rest, and be ready for the daily rigors of school.  What do your evening routines look like?

  • Do you eat dinner at the same time? 
  • Is bedtime consistent? 
  • Do you have an “electronics use policy” in the home? 
  • Do you have a designated reading time with your child?

Creating a plan of action and consistently following a family routine can be a great support to your student and foster their success at school!

 

  Temporary Transportation Change- What is Needed

Parents/guardians MUST complete and send the Zippy Transportation Pass when children are visiting another classmate’s home immediately after school. This pass is needed from both sets of parents or legal guardians to verify the requested change. Arrangements are to be made at home that indicate the details of the arrangement to include transportation methods. If a visit requires a student to get off the bus at a different stop or to ride a different bus, permission will be given through the office. Bus drivers will not take children on the bus without permission from the school. A child will be sent home using his or her usual manner of transportation unless this pass is sent to school from the parent or guardian. Parents are highly encouraged to schedule playdate and sleepover exchanges of children outside of school hours. Please be mindful that during the busy school day, we do not have the human resources to support verifying the volume of requests that are made on a day to day basis.

Daycare or SACC: If your student usually rides a daycare bus or goes to SACC and leaves early or changes their transportation, parents should contact the daycare or SACC to inform them of the change in dismissal.  

 

  Advanced Academic Programs Announcements

If you are new to Fairfax County Public Schools with a current third-sixth student and would like your child screened for full-time Level IV advanced academic services, parent referrals are due to Maggie Gawen by October 10, 2019 by 3:30 p.m. Please direct any questions you may have to magawen@fcps.edu by October 7, 2019.

A parent Level IV referral workshop will be held on November 21, 6-7 p.m., at Hayfield Elementary. This workshop will be held for parents interested in completing a Level IV referral packet. This referral ensures that students in grades 2-6 are screened for full-time Level IV advanced academic placement for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

  Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Elementary Continuum of Services

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies (POS). Teachers, administrators, and Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of services.  A video showing each level of service in action, as well as information about middle and high school services are available at:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics.

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)   
  • Because Level I services are for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process. 
  • Level I services are provided to all students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and consist of lessons designed to teach critical and creative thinking skills. Strategies are modeled in all classrooms by AARTs and are used throughout the year by classroom and other teachers.  Student responses to these lessons are used as part of the identification process for Levels II-IV. Parents may also practice these strategies during family conversations and activities. Descriptions and videos of the nine critical and creative thinking strategies can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/critical-and-creative-thinking.
  • Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)  
  • Level II services are available for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 for students with strength in a specific subject area.  The AART collaborates with classroom teachers to provide additional challenges using materials from the AAP curriculum framework for Levels II-IV to extend and enrich in the subject area strength. Screening for this level of service is ongoing throughout the school year. 
  • Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)  
  • Level III services are available for students in Grades 3-6 who are eligible for part-time direct services from the AART.  Students are identified by a screening committee at the local school.  The AART uses materials from the AAP curriculum framework for Levels II-IV in the four core subject areas through either a weekly pull-out class or weekly co-teaching model with the classroom teacher.  Screening for this level of service is ongoing throughout the school year. 
  • Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)  
    • Fall screening is held for students who are new to FCPS and have been referred
    • Spring screening is held for any FCPS-enrolled student who has been referred
  • Screening for Level IV services occurs during specific screening cycles: 
  • Level IV services are available for students found eligible through a central selection process.  The program is available in Grades 3-8.  Eligible students use curriculum from the AAP Curriculum Framework for Levels II-IV in the four academic subject areas on a full-time basis.

Due to the volume of files screened centrally for Level IV services, deadlines are strictly held. 

    • A referral form may be turned in from the first day of school until the published deadline. 
    • The referral deadline is October 10, 2019 for students who are new to FCPS and January 9, 2020 for students who are not new to FCPS this school year.

Additional information about the holistic screening process and information used for screening can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students

 

  School Store

Did you know that Hayfield Elementary School SCA sponsors a school store? Your student can purchase most school supplies that may need replenished through the year from the school store such as, but not limited to, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, crayons, markers, pens, rulers, composition books and spiral notebooks.  The store will be open every Monday through Friday from 8:25-8:35 a.m. throughout the school year beginning on October 7.  Please be sure to think of us if or when supplies are needed. Thank you!

 

  Parent Liaison

Parent Liaisons are school staff members who are dedicated to helping parents in all their interactions with the school. Our Parent Liaison is Florence Newsome, and she can assist you with a wide array of concerns and interests, helping you and your family get the support and assistance you may need from both the school system and Fairfax County. Ms. Newsome works at Hayfield on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. If you'd like to meet with her, send her an e-mail at FNewsome@fcps.edu to schedule an appointment or call 703-924-4553.

 

  Parent Communication

Hayfield sends most of its parent communications home in electronic form, using e-mail, SIS ParentVUE & 24/7 Learning Blackboard, and the school website. Please be sure that we have your current e-mail address on file. To update it, log into the 24-7 Learning Blackboard and update the information through WeCare@School.

Please make sure all phone numbers are current as well. These numbers are critically important in case we have to reach you during the school day.

We send e-mail communications using two platforms –News You Choose (fcps@public.govdelivery.com) and e-Notify (e-Notify@fcps.edu). Please make sure these two addresses will clear your spam filter.

 

Thursday Folders

Each Thursday, the school sends home Thursday Folders. This folder contains graded student work, teacher notes, school announcements, PTA fliers, and other valuable information. It is important to check your child’s folder each week, sign it, and return it to school for use the following week.

 

School House Newsletter

On the first Thursday of each month, we email via News You Choose all parents a newsletter, known as HES School House News. Please be sure to read this publication as it contains important notes and reminders about what's going on at school.

 

Website

Please check our school website on a regular basis – https://hayfieldes.fcps.edu/which is updated regularly with school information, announcements, events, and contains links to helpful information.

 

24-7 Learning (Blackboard Learn)

24-7 Learning provides parents access to available courses the student is enrolled in, weCare@school to view and update Emergency Care information, and links to view lunch menus, bus stop information and SIS ParentVue. You access 24-7 Learning by using your SIS ParentVUE login credentials. If you do not have a SIS ParentVUE account, please email the office at HayfieldESOffice@fcps.edu.

 

Communication with Teachers

All of our teachers develop their own classroom communication plans, which may include notes, newsletters, e-mails, or contact through room parents.

If you have a question for your child’s teacher or a concern about your child, the best way to reach a teacher is via e-mail. A complete list of staff e-mail addresses can be found on our school website. Teachers usually respond within 24 to 48 hours, although they may also ask to schedule time to talk about the concern at length, in person or on the phone.

Teachers are not able to take phone calls from parents during the school day. If you call the school to speak to your child’s teacher, you will be transferred to the teacher’s voice mail.

 

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Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

 

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   Fall International Walk to School, October 2

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather, by walking to school with friends. Our Fall International Walk to School day will take place on Wednesday, October 2. We will meet at 7:50 a.m. in Hayfield Park and then walk to school.  Everyone is welcome to join us.

If it should rain, this event will be cancelled.

 

  Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

 

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Here’s What’s Coming Up...

Sept. 25      AAP Parent Information Meeting 8:45 a.m.

Sept. 27      SCA Spirit Day - Wear a Hayfield Shirt or anything orange or white

Oct. 2          Walk to School Day – Meet at Hayfield Park 7:50 a.m.

Oct. 8          PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 10        Fall Picture Day

 

Lice Resources

September is Lice Prevention Month, a great time to provide information to parents and guardians regarding head lice and its treatment. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have two great resources for parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about lice.

Both documents are available in English and several other languages at the following links:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/schools

Lice: Treatment and Prevention | Fairfax County Public Schools

 

Vision and Hearing Screenings

Vision and hearing screenings will be held Monday, September 23 through Friday, October 4 for all kindergarten and third grade students as well as students who are new to Fairfax County. If your child wears glasses, please be sure he/she has them at school on screening days. The purpose of screening is to identify students who need further evaluation because they have difficulty seeing the screening chart or hearing the screening tones. Parents will be notified by letter if screening results indicate that further testing is needed. Vision and hearing difficulties can interfere with learning. Prompt follow-up of a referral is recommended.

 

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Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

 

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Vaping Awareness Presentation - Tuesday, September 17th, 7 p.m., Hayfield Secondary School Auditorium

All concerned parents are invited to attend this free presentation for adults only, sponsored by the Hayfield Secondary School PTSA. Substance Abuse Specialist Tiffany Jones, M.Ed., LPC, CSAC, CMHIMP, from the FCPS Office of Student Safety & Wellness will lead this discussion focusing on:

  • chemicals in vape juice
  • tobacco industry marketing
  • effects of nicotine use on body
  • refusal skills
  • marijuana
  • protective factors.

It’s never too early to build your awareness of this growing danger to young people in our communities.

 

 

Twenty-Three Schools Recognized as Common Sense Schools

News Release

September 04, 2019

During the 2018-19 school year, 23 Fairfax County public schools earned Common Sense Recognition for demonstrating a whole-community approach to digital citizenship.  

Access to digital tools and opportunities for students continues to grow in FCPS and along with that is the need for students to learn how to use technology safely, responsibly, and ethically.  Fairfax County Public Schools promotes a culture of shared responsibility for preparing students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.  

Common Sense is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. Many additional schools are actively working to earn recognition.  

The FCPS recognized schools include:

  • Aldrin Elementary School.
  • Laurel Hill Elementary School.
  • Brookfield Elementary School.
  • Navy Elementary School.
  • Chesterbrook Elementary School.
  • Newington Forest Elementary School.
  • Clearview Elementary School.
  • Oakton High School.
  • Clermont Elementary School.
  • Carson Middle School.
  • Crossfield Elementary School.
  • Ravensworth Elementary School.
  • Cunningham Park Elementary School.
  • Sangster Elementary School.
  • Forestdale Elementary School.
  • Stone Middle School.
  • Frost Middle School.
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
  • Hayfield Elementary School.
  • Willow Springs Elementary School.
  • Hayfield Secondary School.
  • Hunters Woods Elementary School.
  • Holmes Middle School.

These schools have been using Common Sense Education's research-based digital citizenship resources, created in collaboration with researchers from Project Zero, led by Howard Gardner at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, media balance, managing online relationships, and media literacy. 

 

  Advanced Academic Programs Announcements

If you are new to Fairfax County Public Schools (enrolled after January 2019) with a current third-sixth grade student and would like your child screened for full-time Level IV advanced academic services, parent referrals are due to Hayfield’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Maggie Gawen, by October 10th, 2019. If found eligible, your child may begin attending the Level IV center in the second semester of the current school year (January 29, 2020). Please, direct any questions you may have to magawen@fcps.edu.An Advanced Academic Parent Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, from 8:45-9:45am. This information meeting will offer an overview of the levels of services within Fairfax County Public Schools for the advanced academic programs. Level IV Referrals for the 2020-2021 school year will be due on January 9th, 2020. Referral packets will not be accepted after this date.More information on the Advanced Academic Testing and Identification Timeline can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students/testing-and.

 

Fundamentals Games Available for Home Access 

Did you know that students can access Origo Slate Fundamentals games at home through Blackboard? This is a great resource for parents who are looking for fun ways to practice math at home. Step by step directions are here.  

 

 

Fundamentals Games Available for Home Access 

Did you know that students can access Origo Slate Fundamentals games at home through Blackboard? This is a great resource for parents who are looking for fun ways to practice math at home. Step by step directions are here.  

 

  Important Attendance Information

Please submit attendance information (absences, late arrivals, and early pick-ups) via one of the following methods:

Online Attendance Form

Email us at: Hayfieldelem.attendance@fcps.edu

 

  Addressing Concerns – Classroom or School Concerns Recommendations:
  • Contact the classroom teacher First!  Most concerns can be resolved by the school personnel who are closest to the issue.  Our staff members are professional educators who want to hear your concerns and have an opportunity to address.  Contact the teacher by phone, email, or schedule a conference.  Please allow 24 hours for the teacher/staff member to respond on school days (Communication sent over the weekend or holidays will be responded to once staff member returns to work).   Most of the time, parents will find that problems can be resolved by discussing the matter with the teacher.
  •  If you feel the issue is an emergency or the issue continues after speaking with the teacher, you may need to discuss the matter further by talking with the School Counselor or Principal.     
  • Contact information for teachers, the School Counselors, and the Principal can be found on our website – Hayfield ES

 

 

Mental Health and Wellness Conference to Be Held October 5th at Fairfax High School

The sixth annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5th at Fairfax High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Inova. The morning session will focus on social and emotional learning, with a keynote address given by Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. A special session for high school students, the Our Minds Matter Teen Summit, will take place in the morning as well. Attendees are encouraged to stay for Inova’s Act on Addiction Summit, which will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Participants in this conference will be able to choose from a wide variety of breakout sessions, and there will be many resource tables available, representing public and private offices and agencies providing services within our schools and community. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Inova. More information is available at the Mental Health and Wellness Conference webpage.

 

  Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

 

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Here’s What’s Coming Up...

Sept. 10   PTA Meeting 7:00 pm

Sept. 27   SCA Spirit Day - Wear a Hayfield Shirt or anything orange or white

 

Principal’s Welcome

The 2019-2020 school year has begun and we are off to a phenomenal start! This year we will continue to work towards our vision of NEST: Nurture! Educate! Soar! Thrive! We will continue to work hard to prepare our students for their future education, careers, and life experiences by:

Nurturing all students by creating a supportive and safe learning environment.

Collaborating to educate students to be innovative problem solvers.

Encouraging students to soar by teaching them to be resilient and goal-directed individuals.

Helping students thrive as they act responsibly and ethically within their global community.

Hayfield ES currently has 777 students!  We are thrilled to continue our work with our dedicated PTA as we work together to create family-fun events throughout the school year. Our PTA does so much to support our students’ school experience and we are so appreciative! We also want to say a sincere THANK YOU to our PTA for sponsoring our Back to School Breakfast for staff and our Fifth Annual Boo Hoo Breakfast held for parents on the first day of school. The partnership between school and the PTA is vital to our continued success.

We know the beginning of school is an extremely busy time. We ask that you take some time to review all of the documents that come home and be sure to visit our website often for updated information. As the school year progresses, we will continue to provide our families with relevant information through this newsletter, News You Choose messages, and by way of our website.

Thank you, again, to our students, parents, and staff for a smooth school opening. We look forward to the relationships that we will continue to build and to the many community-building activities that we will enjoy together this school year!

  Welcome To Our New Hayfield ES Staff!
    • Katelyn Glines, Third Grade Teacher
    • Liz McWilliams, Fourth Grade Teacher
    • Tamra Finke, Fifth Grade Teacher
    • Lisa Stevenson, Sixth Grade Teacher
    • Joyce Lin, Art Teacher
    • Chris Terrone, part-time Art Teacher
    • Geoffrey White, Music Teacher
    • Ashley Forster, Special Education Teacher (Grade 2 & 3)
    • Erin Van Allan, Special Education Teacher (Grade 1-4)
    • Jailene Acevedo, Instructional Assistant Grade 5
    • Christine Glockzin, Instructional Assistant Grade 6
    • Beth Molina, Instructional Assistant
    • Sara Wilska, Math Resource Teacher
    • Maggie Gawen, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher
   Thank You to our Parent Volunteers!

The office staff would like to thank the volunteers who gave up a morning to help stuff the Back to School Packets.

Our staff would like to thank Eileen Mignerey, the Paynter family, Kristy and Andy Paynter with their sons Christopher and Jonathan, Tami and Matthew Sheiffer, our children Cora, Sylvia, and Daniel, and my mother-in-law Nancy Finley who assisted our custodians with beautifying our school gardens and grounds—thank you!

 

Directory Opt-Out Forms Due by September 23

If you do not wish for your child’s information to be published via the school directory, yearbook, website, etc., we must receive your opt out no later than September 23. The Directory Opt-Out Form is located here: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/opt-out-forms

We ask that you review all options on the form carefully to avoid opting your child out of something you intended for them to participate in. Once these publications are printed, changes cannot be made. If you are not opting your child out of anything, no action is required.

A complete list of opt-out forms and a booklet containing all forms in several languages can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/opt-out-forms

 

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve. Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices. If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education. Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View https://fcps.blackboard.com/. Account information is available at your local school or online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml. Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media). Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Elizabeth Payne, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at etpayne@fcps.edu.

 

Student Handbook

Each student received an agenda on the first day of school. Please check your child’s agenda daily and refer to the Student Handbook in the front of the agenda for information on:

  • Absences, Early Checkouts, Tardiness
  • Birthdays
  • Forgotten Items
  • Health Room
  • Lunch
  • Office Hours
School Drop-off Times

To ensure the safety of our students, we ask that students arrive no earlier than 8:20 am each day. Kiss-N-Ride drop off is from 8:20-8:35 am each morning, and begins at 3:20 pm each afternoon. The school does not provide before or after school student supervision. As a safety measure, we ask that all Kiss–N-Ride students be dropped off in the designated area only and never on the side of the building.  

K-6 Curriculum

Interested in learning more about the curriculum your child will be learning this year? K-6 Year at a Glance documents are now available. Each document provides a high-level understanding of what topics will be taught in the core subjects of Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. 

      Kindergarten        Grade 1        Grade 2        Grade 3        Grade 4        Grade 5        Grade 6

 

Transportation News: Here Comes the Bus Mobile App and Bus-Delay Notification System

Wondering when your child’s bus is approaching your stop? Check out the new app Here Comes the Bus®! This free bus-tracking app can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus location and text or e-mail notification alerts, helping everybody get to the bus stop on time.

Here Comes the Bus® uses FCPS global positioning system (GPS) data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer. Parents can download the app now for free from the App Store or Google Play. You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent Account). Once signed in, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you and the size and location of the notification radius around your child's bus stop. You can learn more about Here Comes the Bus® online.

You can also stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus-delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. You can access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m. E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information.

 

Temporary Transportation Change- What is Needed

 Parents/guardians MUST complete and send the Zippy Transportation Pass when children are visiting another classmate’s home immediately after school. This pass is needed from both sets of parents or legal guardians to verify the requested change. Arrangements are to be made at home that indicate the details of the arrangement to include transportation methods. If a visit requires a student to get off the bus at a different stop or to ride a different bus, permission will be given through the office. Bus drivers will not take children on the bus without permission from the school. A child will be sent home using his or her usual manner of transportation unless this pass is sent to school from the parent or guardian. Parents are highly encouraged to schedule play-date and sleepover exchanges of children outside of school hours. Please be mindful that during the busy school day, we do not have the human resources to support verifying the volume of requests that are made on a day to day basis.

 

SCA Spirit Day

Hayfield Elementary has a very active SCA (Student Council Association). Throughout the year the SCA sponsors monthly spirit days for ALL HES students.  Each month our SCA choses a theme for the spirit day. The first spirit day is scheduled for Friday, September 27 and is "show your Hayfield spirit" by wearing a Hayfield T-shirt, sweatshirt, or something that is orange and white (our school colors).  We encourage ALL OUR STUDENTS to show their enthusiasm and spirit by participating in this spirit day.

 

Hayfield Helpful Links Click on a link for information

Hayfield Elementary School website

Attendance

Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)

Hayfield ES PTA

Inclement Weather

Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE

School Menus

2019-2020 School Calendar

FCPS Main Website

 

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Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education   Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction. 

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View https://fcps.blackboard.com/.  Account information is available at your local school or online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Elizabeth Payne, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at etpayne@fcps.edu.

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