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From pictures and calendar dates to updates from the PTA, the Gazette is THE NEWS for Gunston.
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2020-21 has been an unusual year. We need photos from families to update our website, social media and yearbook. We want to capture the events and education of our Gunston community. Please consider a submission.
A Virtual Holiday Gift Shop
Our school is hosting our annual Virtual Holiday Gift Shop for students and school families. Read about how to access the shop and about the December 4 deadline.
Have You Missed One of Our Parent Coffees?
Gunston has been hosting parent coffees one or twice per month with topics of interest to our community. We have recorded these so you can listen at your convenience. Find tips for math and reading, wellness ideas, along with equity strategies and conversations.
COVID-19 Health Metrics
In making determinations regarding in-person instruction, FCPS will consider the Centers for Disease Control Core Indicators. View the data.
Parent Technology Support and Links
FCPS has launched a new Technology Help Desk that will be available every day of the week until 11 p.m.
Reminder: Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1
Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1.
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.
No-Cost Meals for All FCPS Students through June 30, 2021
Grab and Go service hours are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Bus routes for food distribution are operating Monday through Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction. Specific information about meal distribution locations and bus distribution schedules are available.
Upcoming Events at Gunston Elementary School
Mental Health Resources: 24/7 Emergency Numbers
CrisisLink Regional Hotline
Dominion Hospital Emergency
Mobile Crisis Unit
Gunston Elementary School Features
Hour of Code 2020
Classes from the desk of the Parent Liaison
One option is the highly anticipated African Heritage Early Literacy Program, an eight-week program designed to promote parent education and engagement in a child’s life.
The second is HIPPY, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, one hour a week Oct - May.
Information in English, Spanish and Arabic.