September 2019
September 2nd No School - Labor Day
           September 5th Fall Picture Day       
     September 11th Hero Parade 1:30 PM     

FCPS Rapid Communication System

FCPS Rapid Communication System Text Messages
The Frederick County Public Schools’ Rapid Communication System includes an SMS text message function. In order to receive text messages sent through the FCPS Rapid Communication System, parents must have the phone number of the device on which they want to receive text alerts included on their child’s student record. In addition, they must opt-in to receiving the text messages if they have not done so previously. To opt-in, text “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 from the device on which you want to receive text messages. Once the opt-in process has been completed, you will receive a confirmation text message.

Student Insurance

For students’ protection, if medical insurance is not currently provided through the parents’ employer or individual plans, parents are strongly encouraged to purchase insurance from a private vendor or the student accident insurance program available through the school division vendor—K&K Insurance Group Information about plan types and enrollment instructions can be found online. Go to your child’s school website, click on Parents and Students then Health Services then Student Accident Insurance to be directed to the K&K Insurance Site where plan information and sign up is available. Enrollment and claim forms are also available in each school office.

Frederick County Public Schools’ insurance plan does NOT provide medical coverage for accidents or injuries to students during school or during school-sponsored extracurricular activities.

Ice Cream

Wednesday September 11, we will start selling ice cream.  It will be 75 cents.  Our Ice Cream does NOT contain nuts. However, it does come from a plant which processes nuts. Unfortunately, students need to bring in separate money for Ice Cream.  They can not use their lunch money.         

Apply to Participate in FCPS 101
Frederick County Public Schools is accepting applications through Friday, September 13 for its community engagement program called FCPS 101. The program provides parents and others with an opportunity to learn about Frederick County Public Schools and its operations, including instructional and administrative services. Applications for FCPS 101 are available at or at any school office. FCPS 101 is sponsored by First Bank and Virginia Property Group.

 Car Riders

Please remember that all car riders need to be dropped off and picked up at the designated drop off/pick up zone.  This for the safety of the students.  Thank you very much for adhering to GMES policy.

September 10th       1st meeting @ 6:30 PM
September 17th       Spirit Night at Chipotle  (more information to come)         
 Inclement Weather 

After a decision to close schools or delay opening is made, an announcement is sent out on the FCPS Rapid Communications System and is communicated to the radio and TV stations listed below:

Radio Station Call List
WINC 92.5FM/1400AM
WUSQ 102.5FM/WFQX 99.3FM
WBOP 106.3FM
TV Station Call List
Cable Channel 18
WHSV Harrisonburg
Channel 25 Hagerstown
Channel 99 (WAZT)
Channel 4 (WRC-TV)
Channel 5 (WTTG-TV)
Channel 7(WJLA-ABC7)
Channel 9 (WUSA TV9)
The decision will be broadcast shortly after the station is called. In addition, Frederick County Public Schools’ information line at 540-722-6443 or 540-662-3889, ext. 6, and Cable Channel 18 will have information on emergency school closings.
Physical Education

What to Expect This Nine Weeks
· Dribbling, kicking, and passing (soccer)
· Throwing and catching (football)
· Throwing and catching (flying disc)
· Fitness testing
Reminders to Students
· Drink water before class
· Go to the bathroom before class
· Tie your sneakers before class
Reminder to Parents
· Make sure your child wears sneakers and appropriate clothing on PE days
PE Rules
· Be Respectful: to the teacher, to your classmates, and take care of the equipment
· Be Responsible: listen, share, work together, learn safely
· Be Ready: wear sneakers, tie your shoes before class, be seated in your squad
· Be at Your Best: try everything, try your hardest, and never give up
· Be Physically Active: during class and at home
JMG Garden Club

JMG Garden Club

Our Fall JMG Garden Club will soon be underway! We are accepting permission forms through August 30th. We are fortunate to work together with expert gardeners, our local Master Gardeners. Our schedule this fall encompasses the following:

September 17 – Compost review and observe jars
Weed beds and empty compost jars in
beds. Begin to compost jars

September 24 – Seeds Observation
Planting seeds

October 1 – History/Purpose of the Scarecrow
Making scarecrows

October 8 – Apples in the valley
Sampling local apples

October 15 – Cold weather vegetables
Transplanting vegetables in beds

October 22 – Bulbs
Bulb dissection & plant garlic

We are excited to begin new learning this fall. A big thank you too to our parent volunteers who help make our JMG Garden Club possible. Happy Gardening!

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.

281 Channing Drive, Winchester, VA 22602

(540) 667-7863

Jennifer Muldowney, Principal

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