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HES School House News
June 11, 2020
Hayfield Elementary Families:
What a whirlwind of a year it has been! None of us could have predicted the magnitude of the situation our world has been in and that we would end our 2019-2020 school year virtually. Our staff continues to miss our students on a daily basis and look forward to the day when we can see each other again. We have to share how grateful we are to our teachers and resource/support staff for all of their hard work and dedication as they took on the new challenge of Distance Learning. We are also grateful to you for the unending support you have provided to your children and to our staff as we figured all of this out together. Hayfield continues to be a very strong community of people who do whatever it takes to support one another.
As we finish this school year strong, we are also doing all we can to prepare for next school year. We would like to share the following changes to our staffing for the 2020-2021 school year:
- Janey Markon will be moving to 5thgrade
- Jeff Brown will be moving to 6thgrade
- Lauren Joseph will be moving to 6thgrade
- Tracy Henderson will be moving to 4thgrade
We also want to wish the following Hawks all the best as they spread their wings and take on new challenges for next school year:
- Lynn Schwartz, 1stGrade Teacher
- Kate Cordell, 6thGrade Teacher
- Nicole McGuigan, Instructional Assistant
- Ruth Drickey, Health & PE Teacher
- Maggie Gawen, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher
We wish you and your family a safe summer. As we learn more about what the 2020-2021 school year will bring, we will be sure to communicate with you early and often.
Jessica Lewis and Samantha Goldstein
Hi Hayfield Hawks!
We hope that you have a very enjoyable summer! We also hope that you take some time to read for fun this summer as this will help you prepare for the next school year. Please click on this link: https://www.smore.com/xyvrk to see a variety of ways that you can continue reading and having fun doing it!
We hope to see you soon!
Ms. Ergler and Mrs. Trainer
Reminder Regarding Teacher Requests
at HES for the 2020-2021 School Year
As we begin planning for the next school year, one of our most challenging tasks is creating class groupings. It is very important to have balanced classes that reflect the diversity of our students. These decisions are made with input from your child’s current teacher. We ask parents who have special considerations to submit their requests in writing, telling us about your child’s learning style, strengths and weaknesses. You may also want to list characteristics of a teacher that would best match your student’s needs. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored. All requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting requests is the last day of school for students (June 12). We appreciate, in advance, your support and cooperation with this process.
HES Distance Learning
Students may continue to use online resources provided by HES and FCPS over the summer. Hayfield’s Distance Learning Site will remain accessible in the Blackboard 24/7 Learning Portal. Any laptops that were distributed to students will remain with the student until more information is provided by FCPS.
School Supplies for 2020-2021
Hayfield Elementary is offering the opportunity for parents to order their child’s school supplies directly online. Here is the information you will need to order:
Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
Enter the school ID: HAY027
Follow the directions to complete your order
Keep your online confirmation as your receipt
Orders will be charged sales tax at checkout and all orders will be delivered to our school this year saving you shipping fees. Supply kits will be delivered to your student’s classroom before school starts. If anyone has questions please contact Ruth Drickey at RIDrickey@fcps.edu or at 703-924-4532.
Resources from the Student Support Team
The student support team wants you to know that we miss you and we are here for you! We know how challenging this time is for our students and parents so we wanted to offer some resources to help during this time. We have also added some activities and resources on the Blackboard site under the tab labeled “Student Support”. You will see there are folders for students in K-2, 3-6, and parent resources and we will continuously update the folders. We have also included some essential information below so that you can have it all in one spot.
- FCPS is offering Mental Wellness Consultations provide guidance for parents and support for students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions during this unprecedented and challenging time, and to connect parents and students with available community resources. Upon submitting this form, a school psychologist or school social worker will reach out to you to schedule a phone consultation. PLEASE NOTE THAT PARENT CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS AND STUDENT CONSULTATIONS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL. However, if your student is having a difficult time, please reach out to a member of the student support team so we can schedule a check in and provide resources. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFLnv14CZ1Pga7QpeDpxXpKNVM4U8YvJdS08XL9yKEk7fJtA/viewform
- FCPS has created a centralized list of resources for any mental health concerns and it can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-psychology-services/mental-health-resources-and
- FCPS has created a centralized list of programs and services that are able to help with basic needs such as food, housing, clothing, etc. Please see link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uVgHKSjzfD7i8Qx-pyNuMAPoDt6y4yX1/view
- Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools have worked together to develop a searchable map that includes community food distribution sites, including FCPS grab and go locations, community meal distribution sites, food pantries, and other related services. https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources
- For any Health Dept coronavirus questions, call: 703-267-3511, (weekdays, 9:30am - 9pm)
- For any emergency food, shelter, clothing concerns, call: 703-222-0880, (weekdays, 8am - 4:30pm)
Resources for Families from the Parent Liaison
*Sign-up to stay connected to the county information and data.
Text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive updates from Fairfax County about COVID-19
Text FFXCOVIDESP to 888777 for updates in Spanish about COVID-19
*FCPS Community Liaison and Parent Phone line (8 languages)
COMMUNITY LIAISON OUTREACH
*Fairfax County Resources
ASSISTANCE FROM A DISTANCE
*Mental Health Resources:
Internet Essentials- Affordable Internet:
COX Connect2 Compete- Affordable Home Internet
*Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV)
LSNV provides free legal advice to low-income, older adults and individuals with disabilities and is prepared to provide consultation on issues related to COVID-19 including unemployment claims, housing evictions and foreclosures and protective orders. They provide language interpretation. See link below:
*HIPPY: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters
Prepare your child for Kindergarten
*FCPS PreK and Early Head Start:
FCPS PreK is an income eligible program serving children ages 3 or 4 by September 30 in multiple classrooms across the county and ages 6 weeks to 2 years in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas. Please apply online using the link provided below.
English Line: 703-208-7900
Spanish Line: 703-208-7901
FCPS PreK Email: email@example.com
*FCPS Offers Free Online Summer Arts Enrichment Program Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a free online arts enrichment program for current K-12 students for five weeks from July 6 to August 7. A variety of classes will be offered in art, music, theater, and dance. Students may participate in as many classes as they wish, continuing to take their favorite art classes or trying something new. Registration is not required. More information is available online
*The County Public Library is offering Virtual Reading Help / Ayuda de Lectura to K-6 students, Mondays - Thursdays, from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM.
Students can register for a 30-minute session, first come first served
*Parent Resource Center Webinars Available Online FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) has made many of its popular parenting webinars available online.
Registration for School Year 2020-2021
Children residing in our boundaries who will turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020, as well as students in grades 1-6 transferring from Private/Home Schools or moving into our boundaries prior to the start of the new school year may visit our website and select an appointment to register. Due to the closure of schools, appointments through June are cancelled. However, we are asking that anyone needing to register new students for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year select an available appointment by visiting our Student Registration page and clicking the button. This will allow our registrar to notify you of any steps that may be taken in the meantime to process the enrollment, get immediate information to you for when we are back up and running and if earlier appointments become available, as well as allow us to adequately prepare for next school year. Please note that staffing for next school year is supported by early registration. Please do not wait to sign up for an appointment. We appreciate your support in this effort!
All information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms is outlined in the Sign-Up Genius where the appointment selection is available.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f49aca62aa46-20202021
PreK and Early Head Start
PreK and Early Head Start is an income eligible program serving children ages 3 or 4 by September 30 in multiple classrooms across the county and ages 6 weeks to 2 years in the Reston, Herndon and Springfield areas.
We still have spaces available in a number of our classrooms. We have attached our PreK and Early Head Start flyer and application. However, during this time, we recommend families apply online using the link provided below. If preferred, families could instead print the attached application and mail or drop off personally to our mailbox at Leis Instructional Center (physical address is on the flyer). Your support in sharing our program information to families is greatly appreciated. Please reach out if we can be of any assistance.
Link to FCPS PreK Application: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/early-childhood-prek/fecep-head-start-application
English Line: 703-208-7900
Spanish Line: 703-208-7901
FCPS PreK Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayfield Helpful Links
Click on a link for information
Hayfield Elementary School website
Parent Resources (registration, SIS Parent Vue/Blackboard 24/7, Cafeteria, and BYOD)
Hayfield ES PTA
Blackboard 24/7 and SIS ParentVUE
2019-2020 School Calendar
7633 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22315 | Phone: 703.924.4500
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