NO SCHOOL January 18 and 20
As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, for the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, and on Wednesday, January 20, for Inauguration Day.
Welcome Mrs. Marti Jo Jackson!
We would like to give a warm welcome to Mrs. Marti Jo Jackson, our interim principal! Mrs. Jackson will remain in place until the permanent principal is selected.
NO Bell Schedule Change at this Time
Herndon Elementary will continue to follow our current bell schedule, 9:20 am-4:05 pm. FCPS has paused the plan to bring students and staff back into school buildings for in person instruction at this time.
Herndon Elementary Grab and Go
Herndon Elementary School Grab and Go hours are 8am-1pm. Tuesday January 26 is the last day for DAILY distribution at HES. Updates can be found here.
Herndon ES Mobile Library and Tech Support Schedule
Update! There will be NO in-person tech support on Tuesday, January 19. Devices may be dropped off.
HES in-person tech support hours are Monday-Friday, 12-2pm at our front entrance (Door 1).
More information can be located here.
Herndon ES News You Choose, BEE HIVE!
Our "HES Bee Hive" News You Choose newsletter comes out every Friday at 5:00 pm and sometimes in between!
Stay up to date with the latest on what Herndon ES families need to know, school and community events, clubs, reminders, pictures, and our good news from the hive! Click on "View it as a webpage" to see all of the colorful pictures.
HES Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 is Open!
Don't wait! Tell your neighbors and friends, too! A child may enter kindergarten for this coming school year if he or she turns five on or before September 30, 2021.
Fill out the new student registration form which can be found here. Our registrar, Shermin Sirajudin, will contact you soon after. Questions? Please call 703-326-3100.
January Holidays Food Distribution
FCPS will continue to provide all students access to meals between January 18-26 when there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday. See the schedule for food distribution for Monday, January 18 through Tuesday, January 26.
Stop the Spread
Your actions keep all of us healthy, and we need to keep it up, working together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. There are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Testing, contact tracing, and staying home and away from others when sick or after contact with someone who is sick, are critical to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading further in our community.
Virginia Survey of Families with Young Children
COVID-19 has impacted Virginia' s families and our youngest learners. If you are a Virginia parent or guardian of a young child, birth through kindergarten, we want to hear about your child' s early care and education experiences during COVID-19.
COVID-19 ha sido un desafío para las familias de niños pequeños en Virginia. Le invitamos a realizar una breve encuesta sobre el cuidado y/o la educación de su hijo más pequeño durante este tiempo desafiante.
Annual English Language Proficiency Test
In Virginia, all divisions use the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. This test is administered to all students in grades K-12 with an English language proficiency (ELP) level of 1-5 and 9.
Dual Language Immersion Informational Meetings
Online registration for the county-wide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs for the 2021-22 school year will open on Monday, January 25. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten program and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade programs. The kindergarten programs are available in Korean (Powell) and Spanish (Bailey’s Primary, Fort Hunt, Lake Anne, Laurel Ridge, London Towne, Rose Hill Elementary Schools). First grade programs in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish are available at 12 schools.
FCPS Hiring Classroom Monitors
FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as classroom monitors. Classroom monitors provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. Candidates who are interested in a position or would like more information can review the job description and qualifications and apply online.
In-School Instruction – Form Needed
Parents/guardians who chose in-school instruction for their child will receive a health screening commitment form where you will agree to completing a daily health screening prior to sending your student to school. Forms must be received at school electronically or by hard copy before your child returns to in-school instruction. Students whose parent/guardian have not returned a signed form will be required to complete a health screening and have their temperature taken daily by school staff until the form is received.
Parent Technology Help Desk
To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools now has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team.