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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.
Time to Start Your Science Projects for STEM Night 2021
Put May 19 for grades K-2 and May 20 for grades 3-6 on your calendars for our virtual Gunston Science Fair 2021! Students should complete interest sign up form with project idea, review all the guidelines and requirements and then post their amazing projects on a Flipgrid for sharing purposes. We can't wait for the fun to begin.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day. FCPS school facilities will be used as polling locations. For that reason, June 8th will be a virtual synchronous learning day for students.
There is now a new Emergency Broadband Benefit available to eligible households through the Federal Communications Commission. This is a temporary benefit that will help to lower the cost of internet broadband service during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.
COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Ages 12 and Up
As our community strives to achieve herd immunity, vaccinating children ages 12 and up is a critical step towards achieving that goal and will help to keep our schools healthy places to learn. We encourage everyone 12 years of age and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Many locations offer same-day appointments, and some even have walk in availability. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or another adult at all community vaccination sites.
Kindergarten Parent Orientation Recordings
Gunston held a virtual parent orientation for kindergarten parents on May 11. Find the recordings with information here.
Kindergarten and New Student Registration Information and Sign Up
Welcome to Gunston!
Start off your registration process right here. Sign up to meet with registrar and get all the information you need.
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.
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.