Cooper News 9/28

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Thank you to everyone who contributed items and time to the staff lunch on Monday, September 26th. It was a wonderful treat for our teachers and staff. 

Please Join the PTO NOW If You Haven’t Already We need 68 more memberships

We have gained a bit of ground on our membership campaign in the last week, but are still in significant jeopardy of not being able to fund our newly adopted budget.  Our PTO membership and donation numbers are significantly lower than last year, and we need an additional 100 members and suggested donations in order to produce our programs for the year.

To date, we have collected $36,566 in membership dues and fees, against a budget of $45,000.  That means we have only funded  81% of our current proposed budget (budget available here.)  Additionally, our current year numbers are 80% of last year’s total dues and donations ($47,161). 

There are funding plans to provide curriculum support, academic and after school clubs funds, staff appreciation endeavors, and a robust appropriations process that occurs twice yearly, in direct response to real time needs identified by staff, admin and students.

Please join the PTO and donate today!  Membership is $25/family, plus a suggested $125 donation per student.

To join, go to www.pay4schoolstuff.com , or complete and return to your student’s Advisory teacher the orange PTO membership flyer sent home this week with your student.  Thank you for your support of our Cooper students, staff and parent community!

Check your student’s grades 

Parents are encouraged to check the current grades of their student(s) in SIS ParentVUE. Additionally, parents/guardians with a SIS ParentVUE Account can receive Weekly Progress Reports with a summary of your student’s grades via email. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, it is listed under the “My Account” tab. More information on SIS ParentVUE accounts.

Picture Day is coming October 13 & 14

Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. 

Save time and Pre-order online here: 

For questions about ordering please email [email protected]

Private School Application Process

If your student is planning to apply to a private school for the 2023-24 school year, please follow the steps listed on our Private School Application Process page.  Please note forms must be turned in to your student’s counselor &/or teacher a minimum of 10 school days prior to the due date. 

World Language Credit Exam Deadline October 6 4:00PM

Registration for this year’s World Language Credit Exam is open until Wednesday, October 6, 2022 at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

World Language Credit Exam information can be accessed on the FCPS website.

To register, students should stop by to see their school counselor (4th block QST would be a great time to do this!). Please review the available Credit Exam Dates, Times and Testing Sites with your student before they see their counselor:

All exams are 4:00 - 7:45 p.m.

  • November 3, 2022 - Centreville High School
  • November 9, 2022 - West Springfield High School
  • November 10, 2022 - Edison High School Cafeteria

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

SERVICE LEARNING - PUMPKIN UNLOADING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Saturday, October 8th 9:45AM-12:30PM

Come and learn how great things can be achieved when people work together!

Help unload pumpkins for our Pumpkin Patch! It’s easy and fun!

ALL proceeds from our Patch are donated to charities in our community to house the homeless, feed the hungry and help the needy.

Saturday, October 8th 9:45AM – 12:30 (unloading begins at 10AM). Rain or shine.

Masks are optional and welcome indoors. Masks are not required outdoors.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

8991 Brook Road, McLean, 22102

3 hours of Community Service

More information and REGISTER at Pumpkin Unload Registration or on the X2-vol site.

Or visit our website PUMPKIN PATCH

For more information contact [email protected], call the Parish Administrator on 703-442-0330 or check our Facebook page.

Fall Screening Deadline October 15th

Parents interested in referring students for the fall level IV screening must submit a level IV referral form to your school counselor by October 15, 2022. Fall 2022 screening is only available to students newly enrolled in FCPS after January 1, 2022 who were not screened in Spring 2022.

For more information visit the testing and screening FCPS website.

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

Superintendent Community Conversations 10/26/22: Langley HS 

Dr. Reid will be hosting Superintendent Community Conversations across the division this fall to get to know our communities. See the list of scheduled events. Schools will share registration information with families and employees in advance of each event. Childcare and translation is available when you register.

977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 |  Main Phone: 703.442.5800
Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

Cooper News 9/21

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For any 7th grade and/or 8th grade families that want to learn more about TJ, please view the 2022 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions Overview for Rising Freshmen YouTube video.

Parent Project

The Parent Project is a class open to any parents interested in learning intervention and prevention strategies for addressing challenging teenage behaviors. The class will run for 10 weeks; some classes will be held in-person and some virtually. Please view the flyer for dates and more details.

2022 Parent Project Flyer

September is Attendance Awareness Month

The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies.

Join the PTO

Help the PTO to support our Cooper Community of students, teachers and staff, and parents!  We are especially looking forward to helping Mr. Taylor, our after school activities specialist, expand the after school program he began last year, as well as providing curriculum support, classroom technology, and teacher appreciation events throughout the school year.

To provide the most robust support we need YOU. Please consider joining the PTO if you haven’t already: $25/family, plus a suggested $125 donation per student.

www.pay4schoolstuff.com

Private School Application Process

If your student is planning to apply to a private school for the 2023-24 school year, please follow the steps listed on our Private School Application Process page.  Please note forms must be turned in to your student’s counselor &/or teacher a minimum of 10 school days prior to the due date. 

World Language Credit Exam Deadline October 6 4:00PM

Registration for this year’s World Language Credit Exam is open until Wednesday, October 6, 2022 at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

World Language Credit Exam information can be accessed on the FCPS website.

To register, students should stop by to see their school counselor (4th block QST would be a great time to do this!). Please review the available Credit Exam Dates, Times and Testing Sites with your student before they see their counselor:

All exams are 4:00 - 7:45 p.m.

  • November 3, 2022 - Centreville High School
  • November 9, 2022 - West Springfield High School
  • November 10, 2022 - Edison High School Cafeteria

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

SERVICE LEARNING - PUMPKIN UNLOADING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Saturday, October 8th 9:45AM-12:30PM

Come and learn how great things can be achieved when people work together!

Help unload pumpkins for our Pumpkin Patch! It’s easy and fun!

ALL proceeds from our Patch are donated to charities in our community to house the homeless, feed the hungry and help the needy.

Saturday, October 8th 9:45AM – 12:30 (unloading begins at 10AM). Rain or shine.

Masks are optional and welcome indoors. Masks are not required outdoors.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

8991 Brook Road, McLean, 22102

3 hours of Community Service

More information and REGISTER at Pumpkin Unload Registration or on the X2-vol site.

Or visit our website PUMPKIN PATCH

For more information contact [email protected], call the Parish Administrator on 703-442-0330 or check our Facebook page.

Fall Screening Deadline October 15th

Parents interested in referring students for the fall level IV screening must submit a level IV referral form to your school counselor by October 15, 2022. Fall 2022 screening is only available to students newly enrolled in FCPS after January 1, 2022 who were not screened in Spring 2022.

For more information visit the testing and screening FCPS website.

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

Superintendent Community Conversations 10/26/22: Langley HS 

Dr. Reid will be hosting Superintendent Community Conversations across the division this fall to get to know our communities. See the list of scheduled events. Schools will share registration information with families and employees in advance of each event. Childcare and translation is available when you register.

977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 |  Main Phone: 703.442.5800
Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

Cooper News 9/14

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Arriving tardy to school

Arrivals after 7:30AM

The Kiss and Ride line closes at 7:30AM. If arriving after 7:30, kindly drop your student off at Door 1 so they may stop in the office to check in.

Back to School Night

Thank you to all the parents who attended BTSN. Our teachers truly enjoyed having you. 

If you missed the event, please use the following link to for Ms. Barrow, Ms. Scabis, and School Board Member Ms. Tholen's back to school messages. View Stefanie Stayin, PTO President's message.

FLE Preview

If you missed the FLE preview, the information is listed in your parent schoology account under Courses. If there is a lesson you would like to opt-your student out of, please complete the grade level form and return it to Cooper. 

7th Grade opt out form

8th Grade opt out form

Join the PTO

Help the PTO to support our Cooper Community of students, teachers and staff, and parents!  We are especially looking forward to helping Mr. Taylor, our after school activities specialist, expand the after school program he began last year, as well as providing curriculum support, classroom technology, and teacher appreciation events throughout the school year.

To provide the most robust support we need YOU. Please consider joining the PTO if you haven’t already: $25/family, plus a suggested $125 donation per student.

www.pay4schoolstuff.com

Private School Application Process

If your student is planning to apply to a private school for the 2023-24 school year, please follow the steps listed on our Private School Application Process page.  Please note forms must be turned in to your student’s counselor &/or teacher a minimum of 10 school days prior to the due date. 

Dining out Night Tuesday Sept. 20th

Order from Santini's in McLean on Tuesday, September 20th 3-9pm online or in person and mention Cooper Middle. Santini's will give the school 20% of the sales. 

Thank you, Santini's for partnering with our school!!

SERVICE LEARNING - PUMPKIN UNLOADING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Come and learn how great things can be achieved when people work together!

Help unload pumpkins for our Pumpkin Patch! It’s easy and fun!

ALL proceeds from our Patch are donated to charities in our community to house the homeless, feed the hungry and help the needy.

Saturday, October 8th 9:45AM – 12:30 (unloading begins at 10AM). Rain or shine.

Masks are optional and welcome indoors. Masks are not required outdoors.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

8991 Brook Road, McLean, 22102

3 hours of Community Service

More information and REGISTER at Pumpkin Unload Registration or on the X2-vol site.

Or visit our website PUMPKIN PATCH

For more information contact [email protected], call the Parish Administrator on 703-442-0330 or check our Facebook page.

Important test notifications 

Emailed home Sept. 12th

Monday afternoon, you received two separate notification emails. One for the fall VGA screening and one for the SEL screening. Please ensure you take note of these important details.

Superintendent Community Conversations 10/26/22: Langley HS 

Dr. Reid will be hosting Superintendent Community Conversations across the division this fall to get to know our communities. See the list of scheduled events. Schools will share registration information with families and employees in advance of each event. Childcare and translation is available when you register.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions Process

September 21, 2022

TJ Information Session Cooper Middle School (Cafeteria) 2:30-3:30 PM. 8th grade parents and students only. A TJHSST representative will be speaking about TJ.

October 24, 2022

TJ Applications available online at tjadmissions.org at 4 pm.

November 16, 2022

Application Deadline (no later than 4:00 PM)

*For more information, visit the TJ admissions website

**The TJ Liaison at Cooper is Jill Donnelly.  Remember, students should be beginning the application process before parents set up their account.  After your student begins the application process, the TJ liaison at Cooper will have to verify your student’s math level before you are able to complete the application.  Please allow her 24-48 hours to verify as she will be checking the updated site daily.

World Language Credit Exam Deadline October 6 4:00PM

Registration for this year’s World Language Credit Exam is open until Wednesday, October 6, 2022 at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

World Language Credit Exam information can be accessed on the FCPS website.

To register, students should stop by to see their school counselor (4th block QST would be a great time to do this!). Please review the available Credit Exam Dates, Times and Testing Sites with your student before they see their counselor:

All exams are 4:00 - 7:45 p.m.

  • November 3, 2022 - Centreville High School
  • November 9, 2022 - West Springfield High School
  • November 10, 2022 - Edison High School Cafeteria

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

Fall Screening Deadline October 15th

Parents interested in referring students for the fall level IV screening must submit a level IV referral form to your school counselor by October 15, 2022. Fall 2022 screening is only available to students newly enrolled in FCPS after January 1, 2022 who were not screened in Spring 2022.

For more information visit the testing and screening FCPS website.

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 |  Main Phone: 703.442.5800
Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

Cooper News 9/7

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FLE Preview  Sept. 7th 5:15PM

Before BTSN, there will be a half hour optional Parent Preview meeting with Ms. Sandridge (FLE Lead Teacher) to review the Family Life Education (FLE) Middle School Curriculum.  A program overview for each grade level is available on the FCPS website.  If you would like to attend, please use this Zoom link.  

Back To School Night September 7th 6-8PM

This year Cooper will be hosting a virtual Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 7th from 6 to 8PM using Schoology and Zoom.  To prepare for our virtual Back to School Night you will need to:

  1. Confirm that you have a SIS ParentVUE account and make sure you can log into SIS ParentVUE successfully.  If you need a SIS ParentVUE account please fill out the Parent Support Request (SIS ParentVUE Navigation Video)

  2. Using your SIS ParentVUE credentials make sure that you can log into Schoology at lms.fcps.edu and that you can see your child’s courses. (Schoology Help Videos)

  3. Download and install Zoom on your laptop or computer. (Joining Zoom Directions)

*Please refer to the step by step instructions sent out September 6th, at 2:10PM. 

The detailed schedule for our virtual Back to School Night is as follows:

  • Block 1 6:00 - 6:20 (Includes a message from Principal Barrow and Elaine Tholen, the Dranseville District Representative*)
  • Block 2 6:23 - 6:33
  • Block 3 6:36 - 6:46
  • Block 4 6:49 - 6:59 (Includes a message from our Assistant Principal, Maureen McLoughlin)
  • Block 5 7:02 - 7:12
  • Block 6 7:15 - 7:25
  • Block 7 7:28 - 7:38
  • Block 8 7:41 - 7:51

Cooper staff will be available to help troubleshoot in the Back to School Night Zoom Help Desk linked here starting at 5:30 PM.

After School Club Fair Monday September 12 2:30-3:30PM

We are excited to kick off the After School Program this year. Monday 9/12, from 2:30-3:30PM, we will host our first after-school fair. Students can be picked up starting at 3:30PM, please park in the front lot parking spaces and wait for your student to come out. Please DO NOT park/wait in the fire lane in the front of the school.  

Late buses will be offered starting at 4:30PM. Late buses arrive between 4:30PM and 5PM, arrival home will vary based on bus arrival to Cooper.  

Students will be provided an after-school registration form this week during block 4 Advisory. This form MUST be turned in no later than Wed 9/14. Forms will be accepted Monday at the fair. Students will NOT be permitted to stay after school if they have not turned in the registration form.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions Process

September 21, 2022

TJ Information Session Cooper Middle School (Cafeteria) 2:30-3:30 PM. 8th grade parents and students only. A TJHSST representative will be speaking about TJ.

October 24, 2022

TJ Applications available online at tjadmissions.org at 4 pm.

November 16, 2022

Application Deadline (no later than 4:00 PM)

*For more information, visit the TJ admissions website

**The TJ Liaison at Cooper is Jill Donnelly.  Remember, students should be beginning the application process before parents set up their account.  After your student begins the application process, the TJ liaison at Cooper will have to verify your student’s math level before you are able to complete the application.  Please allow her 24-48 hours to verify as she will be checking the updated site daily.

World Language Credit Exam Deadline October 6 4:00PM

Registration for this year’s World Language Credit Exam is open until Wednesday, October 6, 2022 at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

World Language Credit Exam information can be accessed on the FCPS website.

To register, students should stop by to see their school counselor (4th block QST would be a great time to do this!). Please review the available Credit Exam Dates, Times and Testing Sites with your student before they see their counselor:

All exams are 4:00 - 7:45 p.m.

  • November 3, 2022 - Centreville High School
  • November 9, 2022 - West Springfield High School
  • November 10, 2022 - Edison High School Cafeteria

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

Fall Screening Deadline October 15th

Parents interested in referring students for the fall level IV screening must submit a level IV referral form to your school counselor by October 15, 2022. Fall 2022 screening is only available to students newly enrolled in FCPS after January 1, 2022 who were not screened in Spring 2022.

For more information visit the testing and screening FCPS website.

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

Cooper Family Liaison 

Charlotte Diorio has returned as the Family Liaison at Cooper.

Family liaisons work in the schools and community to help families get the information and assistance they need to support their children and to ensure their academic success. The family liaisons represent a variety of cultures, languages, and races. Family liaisons will welcome and orient families who are new to the school and community, and help them understand the school's culture, policies, procedures, and practices. They can also help connect families to resources in the community. Family liaisons might also assist a family in transitioning to a new school and encourage family involvement to help ensure their student's success. Charlotte can be contacted by email [email protected] or by phone (703) 442-5800.

977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 |  Main Phone: 703.442.5800
Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

Back to School Night 9/7

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Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 7th from 6 to 8pm using Schoology and Zoom only.  To prepare for our virtual Back to School Night you will need to:

    1. Confirm that you have a SIS ParentVue account and make sure you can log into SIS ParetVue successfully.  If you need a SIS ParentVue account, please complete the Parent Support Request
    2. Using your SIS ParentVue credentials make sure that you can log into Schoology at lms.fcps.edu and that you can see your student's courses. (It is an overnight process once you create your SIS ParentVue account before you can access Schoology. **This step must be completed September 6th in order to attend Open House)
    3. Download and install Zoom on your computer.
  • Please make sure to watch this video to familiarize yourself with how you will access your student's classes in Schoology and locate the Zoom links on Wednesday.

Navigating Schoology to Access the Zoom Links:

  1. Once you are logged into lms.fcps.edu with your SIS Parent credentials you will need to toggle from your parent account to your student's view in Schoology.

    2. Once you are viewing Schoology as your student you will click on the   COURSES link in the teal menu bar.  Find the block or class by looking at the course name and the number in the parenthesis. Courses might not be organized in numeric order.  You will click into each course at the correct time.

   3. Once in the course, you will identify a RED BTSN Link and Materials folder at the top of the list.  Click on the folder to access the Zoom link and any other posted materials for Back to School Night.

   4. Click on the BTSN Zoom Link to access the Zoom session for the class.

     5. Repeat this process for each class as we move through the schedule below.

The detailed schedule for our virtual Back to School Night is as follows:

  • Block 1 6:00 - 6:20 (Includes a message from Principal Barrow and Elaine Tholen, the Dranseville District Representative*)
  • Block 2 6:23 - 6:33
  • Block 3 6:36 - 6:46
  • Block 4 6:49 - 6:59 (Includes a message from our Assistant Principal, Maureen McLoughlin)
  • Block 5 7:02 - 7:12
  • Block 6 7:15 - 7:25
  • Block 7 7:28 - 7:38
  • Block 8 7:41 - 7:51

Cooper staff will be available to help troubleshoot in the Back to School Night Zoom Help Desk linked here starting at 5:30 PM.

*You can find the videos from Karl Frisch, the Providence District Representative, and Melanie K. Meren, the Hunter Mill District Representative in the Parents/Guardians Schoology course in the School Board Videos Folder (https://lms.fcps.edu/course/6049616794/materials?f=641357835)

977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 |  Main Phone: 703.442.5800
Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

Cooper News 8/31

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Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 2nd- Monday September 5th: Holiday- Labor Day Break

Wednesday, September 7th- Back to School Night (Virtual)

Back To School Night

September 7th 6-8pm

This year Cooper will be hosting a virtual Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 7th from 6 to 8pm using Schoology and Zoom.  To prepare for our virtual Back to School Night you will need to:

  1. Confirm that you have a SIS ParentVUE account and make sure you can log into SIS ParentVUE successfully.  If you need a SIS ParentVUE account please fill out the Parent Support Request (SIS ParentVUE Navigation Video)

  2. Using your SIS ParentVUE credentials make sure that you can log into Schoology at lms.fcps.edu and that you can see your child’s courses. (Schoology Help Videos)

  3. Download and install Zoom on your laptop or computer. (Joining Zoom Directions)

Quiet Structured Time (QST)

Students’ schedules will include a block 10 starting Tuesday, September 6 . Block 10 (Quiet Structured Time-QST) will take place during the second half of block 4 after advisory. Each student will be assigned a teacher they already see in a class.  During QST, students are expected to complete assignments, study for tests, make up work, ask for academic support, etc. Students will receive additional information about QST in the Advisory Lesson.

977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 |  Main Phone: 703.442.5800
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Cooper News 8/24

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Cooper Families,

We have had a GREAT week welcoming back students! The energy is palpable!  Our students have quickly located their classes and have spent time getting to know their teachers and classmates.  Thank you for your efforts to get all students to school on time, whether to their bus stop or through our Kiss/Ride line, which has cleared by 7:25 each morning!

We are looking forward to a great year together and appreciate the tremendous support of our Cooper community. 

Lisa Barrow

Back To School Night September 7th 6-8pm This year Cooper will be hosting a virtual Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 7th from 6 to 8pm using Schoology and Zoom.  To prepare for our virtual Back to School Night you will need to:
  1. Confirm that you have a SIS ParentVUE account and make sure you can log into SIS ParentVUE successfully.  If you need a SIS ParentVUE account please fill out the Parent Support Request (SIS ParentVUE Navigation Video)
  2. Using your SIS ParentVUE credentials make sure that you can log into Schoology at lms.fcps.edu and that you can see your child’s courses. (Schoology Help Videos)
  3. Download and install Zoom on your laptop or computer. (Joining Zoom Directions)
We will send out more details about our virtual Back to School Night next week.

977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 |  Main Phone: 703.442.5800
Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

First day of school information

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Good evening Cooper Families!  We are very excited to welcome students to Cooper tomorrow!  Students will report to Block 1 and should have received an email from Ms. Derr with the teacher/room number (your bus number will be listed as well!).  Students will receive a copy of their schedule in their Block 1 classroom.  Staff will be in halls to guide students and help them find their classrooms.

Please be reminded we anticipate additional traffic due to the 495 Next Project along with a long Kiss/Ride line, and ask that you plan accordingly for drop-off so that your student can be in our classrooms by 7:30 a.m.   The Kiss/Ride line will open at 7:00 AM. 

In this NYC:

  • School Forms
  • Transportation/Bus Reminder
  • Kiss/Ride Line
School Forms

Thank you to the many parents who have already verified their students’ forms. 

  • Parent Digital Tool Permission
    • Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent. You can complete the form here. 
Transportation

As a reminder, FCPS will need to increase “double back” bus runs, meaning a bus is required to run two scheduled routes back to back that would normally have been covered by two separate buses. These “double backs” may impact delivery time to schools or bus stops and may have a domino effect throughout the day, affecting after-school drop-off times.

All students who arrive to Cooper on a “double back” will be greeted and welcomed into the cafeteria to wait until 7:20 a.m. when the doors open and students report to class.  After school, these same students will report to the cafeteria to wait for any “double back” buses.

We ask families and students to have patience and flexibility at the start of the school year while we work through the issue. You can be prepared by checking the Here Comes the Bus (HCtB) app or FCPS School Bus Delays website for potential delays. Route information and transportation intent for your child is always available and current in your SIS ParentVue account. FCPS school district code 28982

Cooper Kiss and Ride Procedures 

Cooper’s Kiss and Ride plan is designed to help keep students safe, as well as maintain traffic flow during arrival/dismissal times.  Due to FCPS Department of Facilities renovations, the back of our campus is occupied with temporary Learning Cottages, referred to as “South Manor”.  Again for this year, Kiss and Ride drop-off and pick-up will occur in the back parking lot (previous tennis courts).  Please reference the map below.

It will be important to understand, follow, and adhere to the following procedures:

AM Arrival:

  • Kiss and Ride drop-off is located at the back of the school beginning at 7:00AM 
  • Cars enter from Balls Hill Road, proceed straight, bear right around the building, and onto the Tennis Courts (behind the back parking lot). 
  • There is a designated drop off zone where students disembark, walk between the B and C quads, proceed up the stairs, and enter at door number 6 (**New this year).  
    • Note: After you have made the turn in the loop, please have students exit your vehicle on the right side (see map for the drop off location)
  • Cars exit the parking lot at the location that they entered.  
  • Access road (Dead Run) is closed during arrival and departures.
  • Cars are not permitted in front of the school from 6:45 am - 7:30 am. 

PM Dismissal:

    • Cars will use the same Kiss and Ride traffic loop for pickup.   
    • Students will exit the school and meet the vehicles at the car line
  • There will be no parking or driving in the front parking lot from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. 

We need to do everything we can to guarantee the safety of our students.  Therefore, no students should ever be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Dead Run
  • Balls Hill Rd
  • Georgetown Pike cross streets
  • Parking lots and intersections that lead into the school. 

Staff members will be available to answer questions in regards to the procedures above.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work together to provide a safe and efficient system for dropping off and picking up students.

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COOPER MS News August 17th

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Families,

Please ensure you read the email sent from Principal Barrow on Tuesday, August 16th with vital information regarding back to school, and required forms.

Digital Resources at Cooper Middle School Parent Action Required

Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent.  These tools have been carefully reviewed to ensure that they align with the FCPS Learning Model and FCPS conducts the same technical evaluations for all products that use student information.  Our teachers plan to integrate these tools to provide an engaging learning environment for all students. Not all students will use every program listed, still, please provide permission in the event a teacher uses the platform to support the curriculum being taught. 

Please view the information on the adopted digital resources on our Cooper website (https://cooperms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources) no later than Monday, August 22nd.  Please follow this link, on or after August 10th, and follow the provided directions to provide your parental consent for each child in your family. Parental consent for digital resources needs to be given annually.

Medication Drop-Off

Parents may drop off medications before the 1st day of school. Ms. McLarty, the school health aide for Cooper will be onsite to accept paperwork and medications. 

Thursday, August 18 3-6pm

Friday, August 19 11am-2pm

Family Open House Thursday, August 18, 3-6 PM
  • Self-guided tours throughout the building for all students and families; plan on 30-45 minutes to meet and greet Cooper Staff and tour the building.  All students may pick up a laptop. You may come anytime during the 3-6 PM window.
  • Schedules available in SIS Thursday, August 18, at 6:00AM.
  • Bruster’s Ice Cream available for purchase in the lobby.
Bus Information & ParentVue Access *Deadline approaching

Access your SIS ParentVue account, to see your child’s transportation assignments and intent on the “Student Info” tab. Transportation assignments for the first day of school, August 22, 2022, will be available on August 09, 2022. The office of transportation may make changes to the bus schedule up to August 17, 2022.

All students eligible for transportation services will be provided transportation unless the parent has stated ‘NO’ to the Transportation Intent.

For more information about the SIS ParentVUE account, please visit the FCPS Website: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

Please contact your transportation office/school office if you have any questions about accessing your student information.

If you have forgotten your password, you may use the “Forgot Password” link on the ParentVue Login Page (More Options).  Upon resetting your password, please wait 30 minutes to test your first log-in.

Paying for school lunch

Before the start of the school year, check your lunch account balance on My School Bucks. More information can be found on the FCPS food and nutrition website.

977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 |  Main Phone: 703.442.5800
Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

COOPER MS News August 10th

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Medication Drop-Off

Parents may drop off medications before the 1st day of school. Ms. McLarty, the school health aide for Cooper will be onsite to accept paperwork and medications. 

Wednesday, August 17 9am-2pm

Thursday, August 18 3-6pm

Friday, August 19 11am-2pm

Family Open House Thursday, August 18, 3-6 PM
  • Self-guided tours throughout the building for all students and families; plan on 30-45 minutes to meet and greet Cooper Staff and tour the building.  All students may pick up a laptop. You may come anytime during the 3-6 PM window.
  • Schedules available in SIS Thursday, August 18, at 6:00AM.
  • Bruster’s Ice Cream available for purchase in the lobby.
7th Grade and New 8th Grade Student Orientation* Friday, August 19, 9-11 AM 

*includes action item.

  • 7th Grade and new 8th Grade students only.
  • Students will walk even/odd day schedule and meet their teachers.
  • Bus transportation provided from the main feeder ES schools.  There will be NO parent drop off.  Students must ride the bus to and from Cooper MS to the feeder elementary. RSVP so we can be sure to have an appropriate number of buses available.
    • Bus schedule will be shared at a later date.
Digital Resources at Cooper Middle School Parent Action Required

Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent.  These tools have been carefully reviewed to ensure that they align with the FCPS Learning Model and FCPS conducts the same technical evaluations for all products that use student information.  Our teachers plan to integrate these tools to provide an engaging learning environment for all students. Not all students will use every program listed, still, please provide permission in the event a teacher uses the platform to support the curriculum being taught. 

Please view the information on the adopted digital resources on our Cooper website (https://cooperms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources) no later than Monday, August 22nd.  Please follow this link, on or after August 10th, and follow the provided directions to provide your parental consent for each child in your family. Parental consent for digital resources needs to be given annually.

Bus Information & ParentVue Access *Deadline approaching

Access your SIS ParentVue account, to see your child’s transportation assignments and intent on the “Student Info” tab. Transportation assignments for the first day of school, August 22, 2022, will be available on August 09, 2022. The office of transportation may make changes to the bus schedule up to August 17, 2022.

All parents should access their SIS ParentVue account before July 29, 2022, to ensure the Transportation Intent for each student is accurate. If adjustments to your intent are needed, click  “Edit Information” to make changes to your Transportation Intent. This process will need to be completed for each student in your family. Please allow three to five business days to see your child’s updated transportation assignment reflected in your SIS ParentVUE account.

All students eligible for transportation services will be provided transportation unless the parent has stated ‘NO’ to the Transportation Intent.

For more information about the SIS ParentVUE account, please visit the FCPS Website: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

Please contact your transportation office/school office if you have any questions about accessing your student information.

If you have forgotten your password, you may use the “Forgot Password” link on the ParentVue Login Page (More Options).  Upon resetting your password, please wait 30 minutes to test your first log-in.

Paying for school lunch

Before the start of the school year, check your lunch account balance on My School Bucks. More information can be found on the FCPS food and nutrition website.

SUMMER READING INFORMATION

HAPPY SUMMER! For information on summer reading for rising 7th graders, 8th graders and 9th graders, please visit the Cooper library website.

Tutor.com - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations Available this Summer

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual mental wellness consultations this summer from June 21 through August 5. Any Fairfax County parent may request a consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker. Consultations are up to 45-minutes in length and may occur by phone or video conferencing.

There are two types of consultations offered:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or transitions and changes related to school.

We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation.  

A school psychologist or school social worker will respond to your request during the weeks you indicated being available in the survey. Please check your voicemail and email during your selected weeks in order to set up an appointment. You may leave a message at 703-503-2520 if you have questions or need to make any changes.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis, text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or call 911.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

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COOPER MS News Summer Edition

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Hello Cooper Community!

We are happy to see that so many of our incoming 7th graders and new to Cooper 8th grade students are able to join us for the Cooper Pathfinder program and Student Orientation.  If you haven’t yet, please use the links available below to sign up for the events that work with your family’s calendar. 

Everyone is invited to attend Open House on Thursday, August 18th 3:00-6:00pm.  We can’t wait to show all of you our new addition!  This phase of renovation has science and math classrooms, an art suite, the family & consumer science suite and a beautiful library!

Lisa Barrow

Proud Principal

Bus Information & ParentVue Access *Deadline approaching

Access your SIS ParentVue account, to see your child’s transportation assignments and intent on the “Student Info” tab. Transportation assignments for the first day of school, August 22, 2022, will be available on August 09, 2022. The office of transportation may make changes to the bus schedule up to August 17, 2022.

All parents should access their SIS ParentVue account before July 29, 2022, to ensure the Transportation Intent for each student is accurate. If adjustments to your intent are needed, click  “Edit Information” to make changes to your Transportation Intent. This process will need to be completed for each student in your family. Please allow three to five business days to see your child’s updated transportation assignment reflected in your SIS ParentVUE account.

All students eligible for transportation services will be provided transportation unless the parent has stated ‘NO’ to the Transportation Intent.

For more information about the SIS ParentVUE account, please visit the FCPS Website: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

Please contact your transportation office/school office if you have any questions about accessing your student information.

If you have forgotten your password, you may use the “Forgot Password” link on the ParentVue Login Page (More Options).  Upon resetting your password, please wait 30 minutes to test your first log-in.

Cooper Pathfinder for 7th Grade and New 8th Grade Students* Tuesday, August 9: 8:00-9:00 AM, 10:00-11:00 AM or 12:00-1:00 PM

*includes action item

  • 7th grade and new 8th grade students only.
  • Sign up for a one-hour student led tour and community builder. Laptops will be available for student pick up at the end of each tour.
  • Parents are invited to join a parent session in the cafeteria with administration and the PTO while students tour the school.
  • Schedules will not be available at this time, general information/tour provided.
  • Please also visit our website for our virtual tour and information about Cooper.
    • Our virtual site is currently under construction so check back regularly for new information.
Laptop Distribution Wednesday, August 10 8-11AM
  • Both 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to stop by Cooper to pick up a laptop.
  • No appointment necessary. 
  • This is another opportunity to pick up a laptop prior to school opening.  Additional opportunities will be available.
Family Open House Thursday, August 18, 3-6 PM
  • Self-guided tours throughout the building for all students and families; plan on 30-45 minutes to meet and greet Cooper Staff and tour the building.  All students may pick up a laptop. You may come anytime during the 3-6 PM window.
  • Schedules available in SIS Thursday, August 18, at 6:00AM.
  • Bruster’s Ice Cream available for purchase in the lobby.
7th Grade and New 8th Grade Student Orientation* Friday, August 19, 9-11 AM 

*includes action item.

  • 7th Grade and new 8th Grade students only.
  • Students will walk even/odd day schedule and meet their teachers.
  • Bus transportation provided from the main feeder ES schools.  There will be NO parent drop off.  Students must ride the bus to and from Cooper MS to the feeder elementary. RSVP so we can be sure to have an appropriate number of buses available.
    • Bus schedule will be shared at a later date.
Medication Drop-Off

Parents may drop off medications before the 1st day of school. Ms. McLarty, the school health aide for Cooper will be onsite to accept paperwork and medications. 

Wednesday, August 17 9am-2pm

Thursday, August 18 3-6pm

Friday, August 19 11am-2pm

Paying for school lunch

Before the start of the school year, check your lunch account balance on My School Bucks. More information can be found on the FCPS food and nutrition website.

SUMMER READING INFORMATION

HAPPY SUMMER! For information on summer reading for rising 7th graders, 8th graders and 9th graders, please visit the Cooper library website.

Tutor.com - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations Available this Summer

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual mental wellness consultations this summer from June 21 through August 5. Any Fairfax County parent may request a consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker. Consultations are up to 45-minutes in length and may occur by phone or video conferencing.

There are two types of consultations offered:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or transitions and changes related to school.

We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation.  

A school psychologist or school social worker will respond to your request during the weeks you indicated being available in the survey. Please check your voicemail and email during your selected weeks in order to set up an appointment. You may leave a message at 703-503-2520 if you have questions or need to make any changes.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis, text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or call 911.

Summer Meal Service

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

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COOPER MS - SAVE THE DATES!

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I hope that you are enjoying the summer break!  We look forward to welcoming all students very soon.  Please take note of the dates below for opportunities to visit Cooper.  We can’t wait to see you!  

Mrs. Barrow, Proud Principal

Cooper Pathfinder for 7th Grade and New 8th Grade Students* Tuesday, August 9: 8:00-9:00 AM, 10:00-11:00 AM or 12:00-1:00 PM

*includes action item

  • 7th grade and new 8th grade students only.
  • Sign up for a one-hour student led tour and community builder. Laptops will be available for student pick up at the end of each tour.
  • Parents are invited to join a parent session in the cafeteria with administration and the PTO while students tour the school.
  • Schedules will not be available at this time, general information/tour provided.
  • Please also visit our website for our virtual tour and information about Cooper.
    • Our virtual site is currently under construction so check back regularly for new information.
Laptop Distribution Wednesday, August 10 8-11AM
  • Both 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to stop by Cooper to pick up a laptop.
  • No appointment necessary. 
  • This is another opportunity to pick up a laptop prior to school opening.  Additional opportunities will be available.
Family Open House Thursday, August 18, 3-6 PM
  • Self-guided tours throughout the building for all students and families; plan on 30-45 minutes to meet and greet Cooper Staff and tour the building.  All students may pick up a laptop. You may come anytime during the 3-6 PM window.
  • Schedules available in SIS Thursday, August 18, at 6:00AM.
  • Bruster’s Ice Cream available for purchase in the lobby.
7th Grade and New 8th Grade Student Orientation* Friday, August 19, 9-11 AM 

*includes action item.

  • 7th Grade and new 8th Grade students only.
  • Students will walk even/odd day schedule and meet their teachers.
  • Bus transportation provided from the main feeder ES schools.  There will be NO parent drop off.  Students must ride the bus to and from Cooper MS to the feeder elementary. RSVP so we can be sure to have an appropriate number of buses available.
    • Bus schedule will be shared at a later date.
Medication Drop-Off

Information coming soon regarding medication drop-off.  There are new procedures and forms so please stay tuned!

Bus Information & ParentVue Access

Access your SIS ParentVue account, to see your child’s transportation assignments and intent on the “Student Info” tab. Transportation assignments for the first day of school, August 22, 2022, will be available on August 09, 2022. The office of transportation may make changes to the bus schedule up to August 17, 2022.

All parents should access their SIS ParentVue account before July 29, 2022, to ensure the Transportation Intent for each student is accurate. If adjustments to your intent are needed, click  “Edit Information” to make changes to your Transportation Intent. This process will need to be completed for each student in your family. Please allow three to five business days to see your child’s updated transportation assignment reflected in your SIS ParentVUE account.

All students eligible for transportation services will be provided transportation unless the parent has stated ‘NO’ to the Transportation Intent.

For more information about the SIS ParentVUE account, please visit the FCPS Website: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

Please contact your transportation office/school office if you have any questions about accessing your student information.

If you have forgotten your password, you may use the “Forgot Password” link on the ParentVue Login Page (More Options).  Upon resetting your password, please wait 30 minutes to test your first log-in.

SUMMER READING INFORMATION

HAPPY SUMMER! For information on summer reading for rising 7th graders, 8th graders and 9th graders, please visit the Cooper library website.

Tutor.com - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations Available this Summer

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual mental wellness consultations this summer from June 21 through August 5. Any Fairfax County parent may request a consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker. Consultations are up to 45-minutes in length and may occur by phone or video conferencing.

There are two types of consultations offered:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or transitions and changes related to school.

We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation.  

A school psychologist or school social worker will respond to your request during the weeks you indicated being available in the survey. Please check your voicemail and email during your selected weeks in order to set up an appointment. You may leave a message at 703-503-2520 if you have questions or need to make any changes.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis, text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or call 911.

Summer Meal Service

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

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Summer News From Cooper MS

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Summer Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00AM-1:00PM.

*Please drive to Door 6 on the side of the building while the front of Cooper undergoes renovation. 

  • Closed Thursday, June 30th
  • Closed Monday, July 4th
SUMMER READING INFORMATION

HAPPY SUMMER! For information on summer reading for rising 7th graders, 8th graders and 9th graders, please visit the Cooper library website.

SOL Results

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE now. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July.

Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today

Tutor.com - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations Available this Summer

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual mental wellness consultations this summer from June 21 through August 5. Any Fairfax County parent may request a consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker. Consultations are up to 45-minutes in length and may occur by phone or video conferencing.

There are two types of consultations offered:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or transitions and changes related to school.

We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation.  

A school psychologist or school social worker will respond to your request during the weeks you indicated being available in the survey. Please check your voicemail and email during your selected weeks in order to set up an appointment. You may leave a message at 703-503-2520 if you have questions or need to make any changes.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis, text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or call 911.

Summer Meal Service

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

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