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News from HES Dates to Remember:
August 9: Grade level play dates on the HES playground
August 18: Welcome Back Bus Tour
August 18: Back to School Bash
August 22: First Day of School
Herndon ES Summer Office Hours
2022-23 FCPS School Calendar
Our Bridge to Kindergarten students had a great time with us this summer. See you soon, Bees!Administrator Avenue
Dear Bee Families,
As you may have read last week, Dr. Reid sent information regarding teacher staffing in the county. The teacher/staff shortage has had a major impact at HES and many other schools across the district. 97% of the district being staffed does not equate to 97% of an individual school nor does it include other vacancies beyond teachers that are crucial to the functioning of a school.
Since April, we have attended all the county job fairs, we have reached out to universities and other professional networks, and we have contacted retirees. Those efforts have yielded great results and closed our staffing gaps significantly, however, we do still have a couple of vacancies.
As we write this, we are still interviewing with the goal of having all vacancies filled. If we are unable to fill these positions by the first day of school, we are working to have long term subs who are certified. Currently, we have two Special Education teachers, 2nd grade Spanish Immersion teacher, classroom monitors and Administrative Assistant vacancies. Yes, our beloved Mrs. Goodwin is retiring and we will miss her dearly. Please feel free to let your social network know that we are hiring!
If you have been to our school lately you may have noticed additional security cameras. The Office of Safety and Security along with the Office of Facilities has installed several outdoor cameras in our continued efforts to ensure staff and student safety at HES.
We would like to thank all of our summer school staff for making learning fun and meaningful this summer. Also, our custodial team who continues to work long days to ensure our building is clean and ready for everyone to return in three weeks.
Lastly, we are scheduling all of our Back to School events. Be on the lookout for grade-level play dates, the Welcome Back Bus Tour, and our Back to School Bash. We will also have an orientation for all new families on the day of our Back to School Bash.
As always, we are a team. Please let us know what questions you might have.
Candace J. Hunstad Elizabeth Baxter Greg Brotemarkle
Proud Principal Assistant Principal Assistant PrincipalMeet our newest Bees 🐝 Register for Pre-K at HES
Join our hive! We are hiring for the following:
2nd grade Spanish Immersion Classroom Teacher
Special Education Teachers
Cafeteria Host/HostessNews from FCPS
Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch for the 2022-23 school year. Breakfast and lunch are no longer free for all students without submitting an application.
Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.
Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes.
Please know that you are also helping Herndon Elementary when we are able to accurately record our school’s needs based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers, as funds are distributed to schools based on these numbers. These funds allow us to provide our children with an equitable opportunity to thrive. At HES we use these funds to provide additional teachers that help close achievement gaps and increase rigor for all students. We also provide parent resources, supplies, family engagement opportunities such as Math and Literacy Night, and early intervention opportunities for our earliest learners.
Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions, need a paper copy, or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact the front office at 703-326-3100. We look forward to supporting you.
Durante los últimos dos años, el gobierno federal ha brindado comidas sin costo a todos los estudiantes de las escuelas públicas sin la necesidad de completar la solicitud anual de Comidas Gratuitas ya Precio Reducido.
IMPORTANTE: La extensión del beneficio de comidas sin costo para todos los estudiantes expiró al final del año escolar 2021-22, lo que significa que las familias deben presentar una solicitud y ser aprobadas para ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o a precio reducido para el año escolar 2022-23. año escolar.
Summer Meal Kits will be offered every Tuesday at the following locations:
Herndon Elementary School (door # 1)
- 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Herndon High School (door # 13) 700 Bennett St, Herndon, VA 20170
- 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (or until supplies are exhausted)
Meal Kits will consist of 7 days of breakfast and lunch.
Last distribution is planned for August 8, with double meal kits offered this day.
All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free meals, as well as other county children that are eighteen (18) years and under. Parents/caregivers picking up meal kits for children should let staff know how many children's meals they need.
No cost meals (breakfast and lunch) will be available for all FCPS students attending FCPS summer school programs.
Please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 with any questions.
Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times.News from our Herndon Community
The vision of Herndon Elementary School is to provide students with a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students will work to their full potential.
The mission of Herndon Elementary is to develop children to their full potential by ensuring a high level of success for all students. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction, provide a safe environment, and develop goals with students. Parents and teachers will work together as a community to prepare students to become productive citizens.
Our vision for the 2022-2023 school year is…
- Strong relationships with each other and our bees will drive all that we do.
- We will know our bees as scholars.
- Every student will know #YouBeelonghere
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Important Contact Information
Herndon Elementary Phone Numbers:
- Health Room 703-326-3110
- Cafeteria 703-326-3121
Administration e-mail addresses:
- Principal, Candace Hunstad: [email protected]
- Assistant Principal, Elizabeth Baxter [email protected]
- Assistant Principal, Greg Brotemarkle [email protected]