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Loudoun County Public Schools
Have a great school year Coyotes!! 💙💛
Welcome to RLC Ms. Riaz!! Go Coyotes!!
LCPS will be profiling some of our new teachers – in their own words – as we get ready for the new school year.
My name is Mariyah Riaz, and I am an LCPS graduate (Heritage High School), Roar Pride! I am honored to be working in the same county from which I graduated. In 2019, I graduated with my undergraduate degree from George Mason University, earning a bachelor of science degree in Psychology. I am now thrilled to be earning my master’s degree in Special Education from George Mason University as well. In addition to being passionate about education, in 2019 I earned my certification in Applied Behavior Analysis and became a Registered Behavior Technician. Being an RBT has changed my perspective in so many ways. It has taught me to be creative, patient, hard-working, supportive and being flexible overall. I truly enjoy what I do, and I can't wait to make a difference in a student's life. It is a privilege to be working at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School.
Reason why I wanted to become a teacher:
My brother has had a heart transplant and, shortly after his transplant, he suffered a stroke. The stroke affected him developmentally, which caused him to need Special Education services. When I entered college, I did not know what I wanted to do. Never did I think that the answer to all my questions was right in front of me; my brother. I saw how much of an impact his teachers had on him, and I wanted to make that same difference in another student’s life. My brother is the reason that I want to be a teacher.
What I am looking most forward to in the next school year:
What I am quickly starting to learn over the summer is that they do not teach you how to run the show in school! All the things you learned while in school are much different than what you learn from your colleagues and all those around you. I am most excited to be meeting all my students and to learn from them. I know this is not the year that any of us expected, however, for now, it is the new "normal." As educators, we need to be flexible and work with what we have.
What innovative things will I be doing in a virtual environment:
I have many ideas in my head about all the different kinds of things that I want to use in the virtual environment. Physical activity and movement are very important to me: therefore I will be incorporating a lot of movement within my lessons. For example, in one of my professional development trainings, I saw an example with three answer choices with dance move gifs above them on a presentation. The students would choose their answers and, based on the dance move above the answer choice, that is the dance they would do. Another idea I would incorporate in my virtual classroom is the use of a custom cursor on my computer. I could use this as a positive reinforcement strategy. For example, if a student finishes all their work on one day, they get to choose which cursor I use the next day. I am so excited.
August 6, 2020
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Attention Parents! There are less than two weeks to order school supplies from Sprout! Go to www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits and enter code RLCES001. Whether you are preparing for distance learning or going the hybrid route, shop the safe and easy way with Sprout!
Order your school supplies today the safe and easy way! Go to www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits and enter school code RLCES001.
Loudoun County Public Library
CURBSIDE PICKUP IS HERE!
Starting June 1, customers will begin to receive notices that they can pick up holds outside at Loudoun County Public Library locations. This contactless service is available during the following hours:
• Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Friday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Learn more about Curbside Pickup here: library.loudoun.gov/curbside.
Skip the trip to the store and safely order school supplies from Sprout for the 2020-21 school year with a few clicks! Go to www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits and use school code RLCES001.
fox5dc.com Eric Williams of Loudoun County Public Schools joins FOX 5 Morning to discuss the plan for next school year amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Congratulations to our 5th Graders Ismail, Brooke, Sariah & Xavier! 💛💙
Sprout School Supplies for 2020-2021 is open now! Go to www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits and enter school code RLCES001. You also have the option of purchasing an extra kit as a donation to the school. Simply write 'SCHOLARSHIP KIT', where it asks for the student's name. Please send me a message if you have any questions!
Happy School Nurse Day Priti Tiwari! Thank you for all your patience while taking care of our little patients!!
We miss you RLC teachers & staff! ❤️ (Put together by our new VP of Events) Paula Jones Araujo
We are very lucky to have you at RLC Mrs. Paulson! ❤️
Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 is one unlike any other. Loudoun County Public Schools Teachers are not in their classrooms right now, yet their contributions to our community have never been more important. Their virtual work to provide continuity of learning and social-emotional support for students is helping families through one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history. We invite families to email their teachers this week with messages of encouragement and thanks.
For the fifth year, the Virginia Lottery is encouraging students, parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia's deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 – 8. With both students and teachers working hard from home, now's your chance to send a digital thank-you note to show your appreciation. Your favorite teacher could win a Virginia vacation and prizes for your school! Visit https://thankateacherva.com/ to participate.
Recognition for this year’s Loudoun County Teacher of the Year nominees has been postponed due to COVID-19, so we are using Teacher Appreciation Week to highlight the outstanding work done by these nominees.
Meghan Bonner, J. Michael Lunsford Middle School, World Languages and Culture Teacher
“Meghan Bonner is JML’s Teacher of the Year! As a Latin I/II teacher, she embodies the qualities of an engaging teacher- she challenges students, personalizes learning, facilitates wonder, and celebrates success. In addition to teaching, she sponsors clubs, runs our Lions Leap summer program, is our “go-to sub dean,” and is unmatchable in creativity when it comes to school spirit day themes! JML is lucky to have her.”—Carrie Simms, Principal
Karla Paulson, Rosa Lee Carter Elementary, SEARCH Teacher
“Karla Paulson is the epitome of what every teacher should strive to be. She is dedicated to all of the students she works with and all of the staff members she interacts with. She is passionate, intelligent, and a true problem solver. She encourages students of all ability levels and supports their learning in unique and challenging ways. Mrs. Paulson loves what she does and it is evident each and every day!”—Abby Cebular, Dean
Mitchell Schwartz, Dominion High School, Journalism Teacher
“Mr. Schwartz not only helps his students build an understanding of the fundamentals of journalism, but provides them with hands-on, authentic learning experience. Launched by a partnership with the Public Broadcasting Service’s Student Reporting Labs, Mitch engages in an ongoing mission to connect his students with professional contacts across the wide breath of journalistic platforms, from news reporting to podcasts to the delivery of live sports broadcasts, constantly innovating to expand the repertoire of student expertise. Through these professional contacts, he has developed his own professional skillset regarding every facet of broadcast journalism, from investigation and research to production and editing to business partnerships and marketing. He runs the classroom like a true 21st Century media outlet and challenges them to tackle topics that interest them, but also impact the community.”—Dr. John Brewer, Principal
Steve Weitlich, River Bend Middle School, Technology Education Teacher
“At River Bend Middle School, Steve Weitlich consistently provides opportunities for authentic learning experiences based on students’ strengths, readiness levels, and interests. From engineering to robotics, students are provided with an appropriate balance of structure and freedom to explore. His courageous pursuit of project-based learning experiences and real-world application has resulted in student engagement at levels not often seen in the middle school classroom.”—David Shaffer, Principal
RLC’s Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week starts tomorrow with Musical Monday!
Thinking of you Diane Rowe Insari! ❤️
"The key to student success is a great school, and the key to a great school is a great principal." Happy #NationalPrincipalsDay! We would like to thank all our local principals for everything they do for our school community, today and everyday 🙏 We appreciate your tireless leadership and passion for all students, especially during these difficult times. You all ROCK! ❤️ #NEST4US #LCPS #PrincipalsDay #Spartans #BROE #LeadershipMatters #ThankfulGratefulBlessed #PrincipalsRock #LeadWithKindness #BetterTogether #GreatestSupport
Farmwell Station Middle School PTA DTES Community Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School PTO Discovery PTO Broad Run High School PTSO Mill Run Elementary School PTO Waxpool Elementary School PTA Moorefield Station Elementary PTO
RLC Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week Starts next week! Let’s show our teachers & staff lots of ❤️!
Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day to our wonderful front office ladies who not only answer the door & phone calls, but endless questions throughout the day. They greet each student and their families who arrive at our school every day & help deliver forgotten lunches, water bottles, messages and so much more!!
We are lucky to have you in RLC Mrs. Claudette Jefferies, Ms. Angela Valerianos & Mrs. Pam Moxley. Thank you for all that you do!!
In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we at RLC PTO are grateful to our Coyote Families for their hard work, patience & continued support!!
We ❤️ seeing our RLC teachers & staff for afternoon tea! Don’t forget to tune in everyday! ☕️ 🍪
Coyotes, Virtual Spirit Week starts on Monday!! Let’s see those pictures!!
The Special Permission window for students to attend a school outside of their attendance zone during the 2020-2021 academic year will open at 10:00 am. on April 1, 2020. The window will remain open from April 1 – June 30, 2020.
Per School Board Policy 8155, School Assignment, middle and high school students, special permission may be approved for multiple years until the student completes the highest-grade level at the school where special permission was granted; however, parents are required to renew annually if they wish to remain on special permission at the school. Renewal applications for middle and high school students should be submitted by April 30. Renewal applications received after April 30 will go through the regular special permission process.
To apply for special permission, parents or legal guardians, must have a current LCPS address on file. Families must provide transportation to and from school if approved to attend a school on special permission. Special Permission may also impact your child’s eligibility to participate in VHSL events. It is your responsibility to review and understand VHSL eligibility rules and regulations prior to submitting an application. With the exception of Kindergarten, a decision regarding special permission will be determined by LCPS within 30 days of submitting your application. Kindergarten special permission placement decisions will be determined by LCPS by August 1.
Please go to LCPS Special Permission website to apply for special permission or contact your school for a paper form.
Special Permission Website: https://www.lcps.org/SpecialPermission
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Services at (571) 252-1021.
We ❤️ Elmo’s morning routine!
Good morning from Sesame Street! Elmo is sharing his morning routine that gets him ready for a healthy and happy day. #CaringForEachOther
Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams has a prepared a video message to the community regarding implications of the closure of schools, the concept of community care and how LCPS is embracing this responsibility.
✳️re-opening: it is UNLIKELY that school will restart on 4/13
✳️grades - while schools are closed under order of Governor Northam, no new content will be taught and no grading will occur without equitable access and the ability to give a Free Appropriate Public Education to ALL students
✳️3rd quarter grades - on hold until have a better idea of if/when school can recommence
✳️access to online learning
- mobile hot spots are available through LCPS so there can be equitable access for new content to be taught through distance learning, once it can start (see earlier post regarding hot spots)
-Chromebooks will be delivered curbside for those students in grades 3-12 who do not yet have them
✳️dual enrollment - guidance has been given to HS principals so grades can be reported to the college; dual enrollment can continue since it is through the college
✳️special education - guidance is being sought on delivery of special education services
✳️graduation - honoring our seniors is front-of-mind for Dr. Williams and we can offer more information after the crisis passes since it is impossible to tell when community spread will end
✳️SOL testing - the federal government is waiving requirements and the Commonwealth is in the process of responding to that announcement
✳️AP classes - the College Board is implementing online testing (please see earlier post)
✳️courses for next year - virtual counseling appointments will be made for course selection
✳️teaching lost content - once the extent of the closing is established, plans will be made regarding lost content
✳️paying FT and PT employees - full-time hourly and salaried employees have no interruption of pay; there is an income replacement program for part-time employees (including long-term substitutes)
✳️budget - we voted unanimously to amend our budget to add money from the state for teachers, specifying that it goes to teacher salaries and not the general operating fund, which we have always said would be the action we would take if the funding came through.
While I realize that the Board of Supervisors may feel they need to reduce our local appropriations for future needs the county may have, our teachers and staff will also have unknown needs due to the current crisis. We heard from many of them that they work second and third jobs in consumer industries that are being hit hard. As a School Board member, I feel my first priority is the students and staff at LCPS. If we need to reconcile the budget, I will support other cuts instead. I know that our counterparts on the BOS are also working hard to make the best decisions in this unprecedented situation.
⭐Have no doubt that we are all aligned in the goal of taking care of our community.⭐
3/21 UPDATE: The interactive map showing the bus routes and stops for LCPS meals service has been updated. Please review for active stops beginning Monday, March 23. https://bit.ly/2wtlzTN
The community response to the feeding program for students that rely on Loudoun County Public Schools for meal support has been tremendous. LCPS is proud to be a part of this effort, remains committed to the program and to improving the service and efficiency under which we are operating.
Participation data collected during the past several days has provided insight to areas where the service can be improved by expanding or consolidating sites and bus stops.
As a result, beginning Monday, March 23, we will be adjusting the number of schools that are open for meals and expanding meal stops for the school bus fleet to target the areas of greatest need and best community access.
Please see the list below of schools where meals will be served on campus and visit the interactive map for bus stop locations. Please note that the map is currently being updated and will be available by Sunday, March 22.
Pick-up meal service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. remains open at:
• Briar Woods High School
• Broad Run High School
• John Champe High School
• Dominion High School
• Frederick Douglass Elementary
• Freedom High School
• Guilford Elementary
• Harper Park Middle School
• Heritage High School
• Hutchison Farm Elementary
• Independence High School
• Leesburg Elementary
• Loudoun County High School
• Loudoun Valley High School
• Lovettsville Elementary
• Park View High School
• Potomac Falls High School
• Riverside High School
• Rock Ridge High School
• Rolling Ridge Elementary
• Round Hill Elementary
• Sterling Elementary
• Sterling Middle School
• Stone Bridge High School
• Sugarland Elementary
• Sully Elementary
• Tuscarora High School
• Woodgrove High School
My home daycare is for a small preschool where they were taught to children from 6 weeks to 6 years old
44020 Grace Bridge Drive Ashburn, VA 20147 Phone: (571) 252-2370
Welcome to the Cedar Lane Elementary School Apparel Store. Find all Cedar Lane Elementary School clothing at SpiritShop.com here: http://tinyurl.com/bp86y7n
A Carrier enrichment program for kids from 4yrs to 14yrs covering English, Math, Abacus & General Knowledge.
To design, promote, and maintain a unified group of parents and educators that "work together to keep children first".
This is a page to share exciting news and activities happening within the library or school.
This is the official page for Madison's Trust Elementary School.
This is the official page of the Waxpool Elementary School PTA.
The Broad Run High School Spart Mart is the official store for our Broad Run Spartans!
Parent Teacher Organization supporting Moorefield Station Elementary School (MSES) in Ashburn, Loudoun County, Virginia.