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https://gunstones.fcps.edu/announcements/gunston-gazetteMemorial Day Holiday
All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 30.
Learn about the history of Memorial Day.Lost & Found
As you can see from the pictures above, our Lost & Found is, once again, overflowing, and we need your help to clear it out.
If your child is missing a water bottle, lunch box, coat, jacket or sweatshirt, please have them check the workroom across from the main office to see if it is there.
We will keep the items out through Monday, June 12th. All items that remain after that date will be donated.
Thank you for your help in getting these lost items back to their owners.Parent Coffee - June 7th
9:30am - 10:30amTopic: Summer Learning
Keep your child engaged in learning this summer
Math and Reading will be highlighted
List of area resources available
Donuts and coffee to be served!Student Testing Results Coming Soon
Score reports for spring assessments continue to be distributed in different ways based on the test type. Most assessment reports are distributed centrally to families through SIS ParentVUE or mailed. Here is a list of assessments and how they will be shared:
- Centrally Posted in SIS:
- SOL expected the week of 6/12
- MI/RI - expected the week of 6/20
- iReady (included oral reading fluency) - expected the week of 5/30 for (Gr. 12); expected week of 6/20 (Gr. 3-6)
- Centrally Mailed:
FCPS has mandated that all FCPS student laptops and chargers be returned so that they can be serviced and updated for redistribution for the 2023-2024 school year. On or before Friday, June 16, each classroom will return all technology equipment. Students who do not turn in their equipment will be charged $472 for a laptops/iPad and $23 for a charger. Please check to make sure that chargers being returned are FCPS issued as we have received various chargers from other manufacturers in the past.
The only exceptions are for students enrolled in a summer school program/ESY who need their laptop to participate. If your child is identified for this, his/her laptop and charger will be sent home on the last day of school. Please direct any questions you have about the laptop return process to your child’s classroom teacher, including inquiries about financial replacement for missing laptops or chargers.
If for any reason you need to return your child’s equipment prior to the last day of school, please let your child’s teacher know.Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten
All registrations are done by appointment only. Appointments are open now and continue throughout the summer. Questions? Please contact our registrar, Alma Catin, 703-541-3600, [email protected].
Information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms is outlined on our student registration page on our school website.Health Room End of the Year Medication Information
The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 1:00 on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.
If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, Alexandria Johnson at 703-541-3610, or your school public health nurse, Kelly Clancy at [email protected].Library Books School library books are due Friday, June 2nd INOVA Free School Physicals and Immunizations
Inova Cares Clinic for Children (ICCC) and Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities (PHC) are now scheduling appointments in June, July, and August to provide children ages 5 and up with FREE school physicals and immunizations to begin the 2023-24 School Year. This will take place at the Inova Cares Clinic for Children in Herndon, Manassas, and Falls Church.
PHC will be on site to screen and enroll qualifying families in Medicaid/FAMIS and connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare providers. Please share the flyers below.
Flyer for Insured and Inova Patients
Flyer for Medicaid or Uninsured PatientsMake Sure Your Child Is Up-to-Date on Vaccines
All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations.
Please talk with your family healthcare provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. Get more information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation.Helpful Links
- Free and Reduced Lunch Application
- Gunston Elementary website
- Here Comes The Bus
- 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar
- Lunch Menu
- Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information
May 29: No school - Memorial Day
June 6: Parent Coffee - topic: summer learning (9:30am-10:30am)
June 6: Field Day
June 7: Spring Concert
June 8: Variety Show (1:30pm)
June 13: 6th Grade Promotion
June 14: Ernie Eagle Assembly
June 16: Last Day of School (2 hour early release)
10100 Gunston Road, Lorton VA 22079 | Main Phone: 703.541.3600
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