January 1, 2020
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UPCOMING EVENTS

JANUARY DATES TO REMEMBER

January 1-5                  Closed for Winter Break
January 6                     School Reopens
January 10                   Fifth Grade Spelling Bee - 9:30 am
                                     (Make up day for Spelling Bee will be
                                     January 13th - 9:30 am)   
January 7                     SCA Meeting - Officers - 8:00 am
                                                              Representatives - 8:15 am
January 14                    Report Cards Issued 
                                     Just Say No Meeting - 8:00 am 
                                     PTO Meeting - 6:30 - 7:30 pm  
January 20                   NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day     
 

PRINCIPAL THOUGHTS
Dear Families,

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a restful winter break.  Our students have come a long way since August and we are proud of the progress that each and every All Star has made so far!  

We want to thank each of our Armel families for your ongoing support. We know that students are most successful when home and school work together as a team. We also ask for your continued support  at home by ensuring that homework is completed each night.  Together, we can help our students to make further progress and growth during the second semester of the school year!  


Sincerely, 
Heather Miller


NURSE ANN REMINDERS

ATTENTION FIFTH GRADE PARENTS

All sixth grade students are required to have a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster vaccine prior to entry into middle school next fall, if at least five years have passed since the last vaccination. 

In order for your child to enter the sixth grade in August, you will need to provide the vaccination  documentation to your child’s 2019-20 elementary school or 2020-21 middle school prior to the opening of school.  Please see your pediatrician or local health department for updating your child’s immunizations.  Feel free to call Nurse Ann at 540-869-1657 regarding any  questions that you may have regarding your child’s immunizations or if you need any assistance with this matter.

CAFETERIA NEWS

Student Negative Cafeteria Balances

     Friendly Reminder:  To keep your student in good standing, please pay balances owed by sending cash or a check to your student’s school or by utilizing the online payment system, MySchoolBucks If you feel you may be eligible for reduced-priced or free meals through the National School Lunch Program, the form can be obtained from your student’s school or review and download online by clicking Free and Reduced Meals or complete form online at Online Application.


 Parents/guardians are encouraged to use the online payment system, My School Bucks, to pay school activity fees and place money on a student's cafeteria account. Parents are able to view current account balances, review recent purchases, receive low-balance alerts, and setup recurring payments on a weekly or mo
nthly basis if desired. Once the payment is made, a receipt is automatically sent to the purchaser notifying him/her that a payment has been received. VISA and MasterCard are accepted 24 hours a day. The web site is user friendly and allows you to self-register. Register on the school’s website or on the FCPS homepage. Click  to go directly to MySchoolBucks.


EMERGENCY PLAN REMINDERS
Planning Ahead
It is hard to believe that wintry weather is already here! It is very likely that we will soon see  weather that may impact school, including early dismissals, delayed openings, and full day closings. Please be sure to plan ahead for these events and work with your child so that he/she is aware of this plan. Does your child know what to do if there is an unexpected early closing? If your child rides the bus, is he/she able to get into the house if an adult is not home or know where to go? Additionally, remember that unless the front office staff hear from you, your child is sent home the same way as normal based upon your transportation form. If there will be a change, please let the office know as early as possible, as on bad weather days, we receive a large volume of phone calls. Thank you.

Emergency Plan Reminders

In the event of an early closing due to inclement weather, your child will be sent home according to the current transportation form on file. If alternate transportation arrangements need to be made, please contact the school at (540) 869-1657.

Inclement Weather One-Hour Delay
During a one-hour delay, the morning buses will run one hour late and school will begin at 10 a.m.

Inclement Weather Two-Hour Delay
A two-hour delay may, at times, be announced.  When this occurs, students will be picked up two hours later than usual, and no breakfast will be served at school. 

Information/Snow Emergency Routes
This information was distributed at the beginning of the school year. It can also be found on the FCPS Website  under School/Weather information. Please review it before bad weather arrives.
RESOURCE SCHEDULE REMINDER
If school is closed due to inclement weather the Day 1– 5 Resource Schedule will resume  where it left off.
                              Example: Monday Day 1, Tuesday Day 2, Wednesday Day 3

If school is closed on Monday, Tuesday would become Day 1 and Wednesday would become day 2, etc.

 

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), Jennifer Rydholm, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

2239 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA 22602

(540) 869-1657

https://aes.frederick.k12.va.us

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Heather Miller, Principal

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