Cooper MS 2018 Online Opening

August 01, 2018

For All Students

** Designates Forms that must be completed for every student. **

7th Grade Students:

The five forms below must be completed and signed before your child can receive his/her locker. These forms can be returned either the first day of Cooper Prep or at the Back to School Fair on Thursday, August 23rd from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm and a locker will be assigned at that time. If you are unable to attend the Back to School Fair, your child will receive his/her locker on the first day of school once we receive all five forms.

8th Grade Students:

On Thursday, August 23rd, we will have the Back to School Fair from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm for all students. Students will have the opportunity to receive their schedules and lockers if they turn in all four completed and signed required forms. If your child is unable to come on August 23rd, your child will receive his/her schedule the first day of school but will only receive a locker once we receive all five forms.

You should receive these forms in a mailer the week of August 6th. In case you need to locate and print a new copy of any of these forms please click on the links below.

**Emergency Care Info**

You will be receiving a pre-populated Emergency Care card with your welcome back letter in mid to late August. Please make any corrections to this form in blue or red ink. We must have an updated and signed Emergency Care form for your child/children.

**Health Form**

All students must have a completed Health Form on file.

If you are having issues completing the online Health Form here is a copy that can be printed and filled in by hand. Health Form

**After School Activities Form**

All students and parents must sign the acknowledgment form indicating their understanding of the consequences of alcohol and other drug use on and off-campus and during the after-school hours. No student may participate in any clubs, athletic, activities without a signed acknowledgment form on file in the After School Specialists office.

**Student Rights and Responsibilities**

The Parent/Guardian signature page to the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) must be signed and returned. The link on the left is to the SR&R guide. Please read and review this guide with your child and sign and date the Parent Signature Sheet.

**Technology Form**

A list of approved technology resources that your student may use this year.

Cooper MS Information

For All Students

Daily Bell School

Our daily drop block schedule that will start on Tuesday, September 4th. ( We will have adjusted schedules the first week of school.)

7th Grade Schedule | 8th Grade Schedule |

Cooper Events

Events menu on the Cooper website contains upcoming events for Cooper students and parents. The dates are subject to change, so please refer to it often.

Student Handbook

The Cooper Student Handbook includes information such as the Attendance Policy, Dress Code, and Honor Code.

Clinic

A letter from the school clinic about medication procedures and services.

School Supplies

A generic list of supplies and some specific supplies for certain subjects.

7th Grade List | 8th Grade List

Back to School Nights

7th Grade Back to School Night: Thursday, September 6th  from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

8th Grade Back to School Night: Wednesday, September 12th @ 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

My School Bucks

Parents can use MySchoolBucks, formerly MyLunchMoney, to load money onto their child's lunch card, get low balance alerts, and to view meal purchase history.

Yearbook

Coming Soon! Information on how to order the Cooper yearbook. Please read the attached PDF and then go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ to order your yearbook.

Cooper MS PTO Information

For All Parents, Students, and Teachers

Please review before the first day of school (All forms should be turned into the QST teacher)

PTO Registration Form

Membership, Fundraising, Directory, and Volunteering.

  1. Join the Cooper PTO which gives you voting rights on all issues before the PTO and a free copy of the student directory.

  2. The fundraising money collected by the PTO enriches the educational experience of all Cooper students.

  3. Share your time and expertise with the students, faculty, and staff by volunteering.

Student Directory information

Cooper Middle School has again partnered with A to Z Directories to create our online and print student directory. All student data will be verified online, and there will be no paper forms to return to the school. In early September, families will begin to receive emails requesting verification of student information. Further details will be coming soon on how to enter and/or update your information. You will also be able to opt out of the directory if you wish. All PTO members will receive 1 print copy of the student directory and access to the secure school directory app for your smartphone. Any questions, please contact cooperdirectory@gmail.com.

Advertise Your Business in the Cooper Student Directory

Are you interested in advertising your business in next year’s Student Directory? It’s a great way to reach the entire Cooper community and surrounding areas including McLean, Great Falls, Vienna, Reston, and Herndon.

We partner with AtoZConnect to provide PTO members with a directory of all the students at Cooper Middle School. Please consider supporting this valuable resource by advertising in the directory. It will benefit your business as well as our school! There are many available prime slots still open in both the print and mobile app version of the directory!

Please download this AtoZ Advertisement form (7 downloads) and contact Monica at AtoZConnect (monica@atozdirectories.com or 240-206-6273 ext. 113) for more information.

Back to School Fair

On Thursday, August 23rd, we will have the Back to School Fair from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for all students. Students will need to turn in all 5 required forms, signed and dated in order to receive their schedule and locker. If you are unable to come on August 23rd, your child will receive his/her schedule on August 28th but will only receive a locker once we receive all 5 forms.

Cooper Spirit Wear- Coming Soon

Cooper t-shirts and sweats are available to purchase through the PTO.

FCPS Information

For All Students

Please review before the first day of school

Medication Form| Epi-Pen Form | Inhaler Form

Students requiring medication, an Epi-Pen, and/or an inhaler must turn in the printed form and medication with a parent to the school's clinic aide.

FCPS Grading Policy

FCPS is currently examining its current grading and reporting policies and practices. This is in an effort to ensure that we have equitable practices across our middle and high schools that promote and accurately reflect student learning. This page is designed to provide information about the process and resources to support learning and conversation.

FCPS Directory & Counseling Opt Out Packet

Information for Directory & Commercial Purpose Opt-Out In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), FCPS has provided opt-out forms pertaining to student records and privacy. Forms need only be signed and returned to exempt your child from any of the activities. FCPS has an Opt-out booklet that has more information about these forms.

Information for School Counseling Opt Out A request to opt out of academic counseling, career counseling, and/or personal/social counseling will become effective on the day it is received by the school and will remain in effect throughout the student’s K-12 career in FCPS, unless the opt-out request is rescinded by his or her parent in writing.

FCPS Family Life Education Opt Out Forms

Family life curriculum materials may be reviewed in the school library. Forms need only be signed and returned to exempt your student from all or part of this curriculum. If completing a form make sure to scroll down the page and choose the form for your child's grade level.

Identification of Military-Connected Students

In accordance with the Code of Virginia (§22.1-287.04), local school divisions are required to identify students who have a parent in the United States uniformed services. Completing this form allows Virginia localities to maintain reliable and accurate data for potential grant funding and to receive services to meet the needs of uniformed services- connected students.

FCPS Homeless Students

The purpose of this form is to identify and support homeless students in FCPS. Please be assured that the information on this form is confidential.

FCPS Food Services

Lunch will be served at Cooper MS. Free and reduced-price meal applications are mailed to all households annually. If you do not receive an application in the mail or if you experience an income or household size change, an application is available at your local school or Food and Nutrition Services site linked above.

Student Insurance

Student health and accident insurance is available. Applications are available online or may be picked up in the front office.

Technology at Home & Access4All

Technology@Home enables FCPS students and staff members to purchase technology products for home use directly from vendors at discount rates. It includes computers, software, and other technology products. The mission of the Access4All team is to ensure that every student in FCPS has adequate access to reliable technology and the internet by exploring innovative programs, coordinating and supporting division-wide and school initiatives, and developing public/private partnerships.