Lanier MS - September 25, 2020

Lanier MS News 5 days 5 hours ago

September 29:  8th Grade Virtual Back to School Night 6:30PM - 8:30PM

September 30:  7th Grade Virtual Back To School Night 6:30PM - 8:30PM

October 12:       Indigenous Peoples' Day - Student Holiday

Meet your child's teachers at Virtual BTSN!

 

Dear Lanier Families,

 

Fall is in the air! Thank you for your continued support in our virtual environment. Please remind your child that they must stay present during the entire class. If they cannot, please reach out and follow our attendance reporting procedures just as you would for in-person instruction by calling (703) 934-2424. If it is a connectivity issue, please have your child try to log in again, restart their computer, or call for tech help at (833) 921-3277.

 

In this next week, we are excited about our Back to School Nights.  This will be a virtual event and will offer families a series of live and recorded sessions in which to participate.  Parents/guardians, please plan on joining us from 6:00PM.   More information is to follow on Monday, September 28th.  Please check your email.

 

At Lanier Middle School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://lanierms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Kelsea Owens (kfowens@fcps.edu) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Complete the form here: https://isweb.fcps.edu/iscontacts/techpermform.cfm?secure 

Instructions to complete the form: https://www.fcps.edu/node/41989

 

I hope you all have a safe and relaxing weekend.

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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"Go Paperless" Report Card Option Reminder

Please sign up for “Paperless Report Cards”. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless"  All parents who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all your associated students, no matter what school level. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the report cards for secondary students and progress reports for ES students.

Spanish Parent Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Tech Check

Below you will find supports and details to help with some of the challenges you and your child may have faced yesterday in accessing BBCU.  Please take a moment to view the links below.

Video – CLICK HERE

Spanish version - CLICK HERE

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)-Update

The application window for current eighth-grade students has changed. We will post the updated window as soon as it becomes available. A news release is included below, with the most recent information that was presented September 15 at the FCPS School Board Work Session.

https://www.fcps.edu/news/superintendent-presents-recommendations-improve-diversity-tjhsst-establishing-merit-lottery?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

If you have any questions, please email our TJ Liaison, Karen Bach at kabach@fcps.edu

Meal Service Fall 2020

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus

Did you pick up your grab and go meal today? FCPS is providing grab and go breakfast and lunch to ALL students Monday through Friday. And you don’t have to pay for it! https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

Please share this information with a safe adult who is in charge in your home.

FCPS buses are traveling to different neighborhoods and delivering meals at bus stops. Check the website for the bus stop locations.

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

The Parent and Student IT Support Portal is a way for parent and students to submit a ticket for technology help, including parents to submit a ticket for help with your parent account in SIS, FCPS 24-7 Blackboard. When your student need help with their student device, student accounts, or student virtual learning, please click: Parent/Student Portal.  They are open 7:00AM - 11PM, 7 days a week.

Do you want to celebrate a Lanier employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
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Virtual Body Safety Classes are available

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Virtual Body Safety Classes

are available to ANY students living in Fairfax County!

For more info click here or email me!

 

  • I’ll work directly with your family to schedule the class(es) based on their availability and using their preferred platform
  • Parents/guardians/caretakers are welcome to participate in the classes
  • Children will receive individualized or small (sibling) group lessons and any referring party will be provided with an update following the class
  • The families will also receive information sheets that include the 5 safety rules the children learn, additional tips and talking points that they can review with their children, as well as a list of helpful books – the referring worker will be copied on these follow-up emails with the information.

 

The Speak Up Be Safe curriculum is research-based, evidence informed and developmentally appropriate for children in grades pre-k through 6th grade.

 

Classes are currently being in taught in English. Spanish classes being offered, coming VERY soon!

Classes can be scheduled with non-English speaking parents/guardians/caretakers using an interpreter.

The information below can be shared with your Spanish speaking parents/guardians/caretakers.

 

Programa de Seguridad Corporal

 

El Programa de Seguridad Corporal se enseña GRATIS en escuelas primarias, centros de cuidado infantil, centros comunitarios y otros entornos grupales para niños de Pre-K a sexto grado.Es un programa escolar que se centra en desarrollar habilidades de seguridad dentro del niño, preparándolo para identificar riesgos tales como:

 

  • Abuso infantil.
  • Bullying.
  • Seguridad en Internet.

 

El plan de estudios, Childhelp® Speak Up Be Safe, ofrece a los niños una manera cómoda y no alarmante de hablar sobre el problema sensible y complejo del abuso infantil:

 

  • Los niños aprenden a prevenir o interrumpir el abuso, empoderándolos para que actúen si son amenazados o victimizados.
  • Los facilitadores capacitados dirigen la presentación interactiva que toma alrededor de dos horas, incluyendo un video apropiado para la edad.
  • Los folletos y los recursos en línea refuerzan el aprendizaje e involucran a las familias en la discusión sobre la seguridad y el abuso personales.

 

El Programa de Seguridad Corporal se ha vuelto virtual en respuesta a COVID 19

 

El Programa de Seguridad Corporal ahora ofrece clases virtuales a cualquier estudiante de Pre-K a sexto grado que viva en el Condado de Fairfax. Si está interesado en obtener más información o programar una(s) clase(s) virtual(es), comuníquese con Francesca Watson por correo electrónico o llame al 703-324-7459.

 

Clases virtuales

  • Disponible prácticamente a través de una plataforma preferida
  • Sesiones más cortas (30 minutos-1 hora)
  • Emphasis en la seguridad en línea
  • Incluir un componente interactivo a través de chat o video campanado de los estudiantes
  • No incluya un video, pero puede proporcionar materiales suplementarios para estudiantes/padres

 

Thank you!

Francesca Watson, MS

Body Safety Program Coordinator

Volunteer and Partner Services

Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention 

Fairfax County Department of Family Services

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
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Lanier MS - September 18, 2020

Lanier MS News 1 week 5 days ago

September 21:  Virtual FLE (Virtual Family Life Education) Information Meeting at 6:00PM

September 21:  Lanier PTA Virtual Meeting at 7:00PM

September 24:  Information Night for ESOL Families

September 29:  8th Grade Virtual Back to School Night 6:30PM - 8:30PM

September 30:  7th Grade Virtual Back To School Night 6:30PM - 8:30PM

October 12:       Indigenous Peoples' Day - Student Holiday

Dear Lanier Families,

 

What an exciting first two weeks we had. Our City School Board has approved the decision to change the name of Lanier, effective at the start of the 2021-22 school year. More information will be coming from the City regarding the process and timelines. Thank you to all who submitted written comments and participated in the live public hearings. Additionally, we are currently looking for a parent and a student who would be interested in serving on our LMS Equity Team. If you would like to be considered, please complete this form. We will meet on 10/5 and 12/7 at 2:00 PM for our first two meetings to discuss how we can ensure equity and access to programs for all students, staff and families at LMS.

 

Thank YOU for encouraging and helping your children get to their classes on time and to work independently on Mondays. To clarify, EVERY student needs to login to their 4th period/TA on Mondays at 9:15-9:30. If they have appointments with teachers (by student or teacher request), then those meetings occur from 9:30-noon. 

 

For THIS Monday ONLY, our teachers will be standing by in their BBCU links during the following times to help your child learn to navigate better on Google Classroom, StudentVue, BBCU, or Gmail. In case we receive connection outage in the area, asynchronous activities on Google Classroom and BBCU.  Basically, they can ask any tech questions they have to any of the teachers at the appointed times below. IF your student has been given an email or verbal invite, they should definitely meet with that teacher during the requested time. Some teachers may NOT be available to help if they have pre-booked appointments so be sure to have your child check their teachers’ BBCU/Google Class Pages for announcements about availability for this tech help event. 

 

TECH HELP THIS MONDAY, Sept. 21, FROM TEACHERS

9:30-10:00

Math

Computer Tech Engineering

 

10:00-10:30

English

Health & PE

   

10:30-11:00

Science

Visual Arts

 

11:00-11:30

Social Studies

Performing Arts

 

11:30-12:00

World Languages

FACS

Literacy Support

 

 

Lanier MS staff will be coming to your neighborhood along with Fairfax HS. We just want to connect and say hello and also hope to answer any questions you might have, as well as provide your family with information about different resources. Our hope is to connect and support our Lanier/Fairfax family and we look forward to seeing you safely (masked and socially distanced) in the coming days.

 

Be on the lookout for a yellow school bus on the following dates, times, and locations below:

Monday, September 21 at 1:45PM – Harvey Dr. -  Cardinal Court Apartments

Monday, September 21 at 2:45PM – Fairfax Lakes Promenade Parking Lot (Near Barnes & Noble/Nordstrom Rack)

 

Soon, you may be getting targeted messages about supply runs near your home. As we expand this service to include things like library book checkouts, we will send more information. For the time being, if your child/you receives an email about a supply run to a stop near you, please make every effort to go to the stop to secure items your child may need for classes such as art and band on these initial test runs. 

 

Finally, this Monday, September 21 at 6:00, you can join us for information on the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum. Virtual session info was sent to Lanier parents of 7th and 8th graders, please check your email.  Additionally, the School Board has approved a revision to allow for the distribution and collection of electronic FLE opt-out form for SY 2020-21.  Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of instruction may complete and return the opt-out form or scan and email a copy of the completed form.  An opt-out request can also be made in an email which indicates the lesson(s) the child will be opted out of.  The actual opt-out form is not required. All forms and communications related to opt-out and translations are available on the Intranet at http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/is/hpe/index.html

 

Immediately after the FLE presentation at 7:00, our PTA will have its first meeting. In order to ensure the safety and security of the PTA virtual meeting, the PTA will be sending individual links to BBCU meetings.  Please use the link HERE to RSVP.

Thanks for helping us continue to soar,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

Was my communication helpful?  FEEDBACK PLEASE

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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)-Update

The application window for current eighth-grade students has changed. We will post the updated window as soon as it becomes available. A news release is included below, with the most recent information that was presented September 15 at the FCPS School Board Work Session.

https://www.fcps.edu/news/superintendent-presents-recommendations-improve-diversity-tjhsst-establishing-merit-lottery?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

If you have any questions, please email our TJ Liaison, Karen Bach at kabach@fcps.edu

Tech Check

Below you will find supports and details to help with some of the challenges you and your child may have faced yesterday in accessing BBCU.  Please take a moment to view the links below.

Video – CLICK HERE

Spanish version - CLICK HERE

Meal Service Fall 2020

Please note, FCPS is providing no-cost Grab and Go breakfast and lunch meals from 8AM-12:30PM, Monday through Friday at Daniels Run ES.  The meal distribution area will remain outside Daniels Run ES (close to entrance #1) and under a canopy.  Available for families to walk up or receive curbside service in vehicles.  All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for no-cost Grab and Go, as well as other county children, under the age of 18.  Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children's meals they need.  Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.  For further information please visit HERE

Attendance

Attendance:  Students will use BBCU links to attend classes according to the schedule below

Monday Attendance Is Required For ALL Students

 

Please note on Mondays ALL students will go to 4th period. Attendance in 4th period on Monday is required.  Students will start the day with their 4th period TA (Teacher Advisory) check-in before beginning their asynchronous work.  Directions for Monday assignments can be found in Blackboard on the Learning Grid for each class, or in teachers' Google Classroom.  In addition, teachers may invite students for extra help on Mondays, or students can email their teachers and request academic support on Mondays.  If invited to a Monday academic support session, attendance is required. 

 

Student Attendance for the 2020-21 School Year

FCPS welcomes new and returning families for the 2020-21 school year.  

In Virginia, public school students aged 5-18 are required to attend school regularly. That is true whether FCPS is offering distance learning or in-person instruction. Teachers will take attendance during learning sessions and ensure that all students are counted. Parents can assist with this process by doing the following:

  • Ensuring that their student(s) logs in to classes on time, and throughout the day.
  • Calling or emailing the LMS school attendance line if their student(s) are unable to participate:
  • Returning phone calls or emails when notified that their student(s) did not participate that day.
  • Ensuring that your student(s) submit activity logs as directed.

If your child is unable to login to live, face-to-face online instruction with their teacher, the teacher will be recording the class and posting the video within Blackboard/Google Classroom so it can be viewed at a different time. The video can also be used to provide review for all students.

If a parent calls and indicates their student will not be there for a certain class period, they are excused for the class period. Accessing the material later will not change the status of the absence.

If there is no parent contact, and the student failed to log in, the student is unverified for that class period. FCPS bases attendance for secondary students on “present” one or more periods of the day, and reports which periods a student did not appear in class.

FCPS staff members will work with parents to ensure that the transition to virtual learning is as smooth as possible. Help us to help you set your students up for success.

Difficulty logging into FCPS? The Parent Technology help desk may be able to assist: 833-921-3277 or https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ Communicating any concerns to the school, such as difficulty logging in or having access to FCPS classes.

More information about attendance is available online

Spanish Parent Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Student Services

Parent Accounts

SIS ParentVUE - Use this to check your student’s schedule, attendance, and grades.

Blackboard (FCPS 24-7 Learning) - Use this to view Learning Grids for your student’s classes. Learning Grids are a weekly overview of what your student will be doing in class.

Google Classroom - Only students are able to join Google Classroom with their FCPS Google account. Teachers post material and assignments for students to complete on Google Classroom.

  • Students log in with username = StudentID@fcpsschools.net, same password as everything else
Lanier Middle School Virtual Landing Page

Please note the link below is only accessible when students are logged on to the FCPS Google account.   Please take an opportunity to access our brand new Lanier Middle School Virtual Landing Page found at CLICK HERE . This site is designed to help students transition into a virtual learning environment while continuing to promote our best educational practices. What makes our Eagle’s site stand out are the videos from our caring teachers, staff, and administrators welcoming students back with a little information about themselves in order to begin building those very important connections and relationships. Pay particular attention to the Student Services section that highlights wellness resources and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) content..

REQUIRED FORMS

Due to the virtual start for this school year, all forms, required and optional, will have to be completed and submitted electronically.  All forms can be found on our website:  Return to School Forms.  It is more important than ever that parents have their own Parent SIS Account.  If you do not yet have an account, you can learn more about how to obtain one at ParentVue New Account Registeration

 

REMINDER FOR 7th GRADE FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT TURNED IN UPDATED VACCINATION RECORDS:  The TDAP Immunization is a mandatory requirement for all 7th graders attending Fairfax County Public Schools. In order for your child to attend school on the first day, an updated immunization card/sheet must be turned in to Ms. Holmes, aholmes@fcps.edu by October 8, 2020.  An exemption note from your child’s pediatrician is required for verification.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Holmes.  You can also fax the forms to 703-934-2497 for your convenience.

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

The Parent and Student IT Support Portal is a way for parent and students to submit a ticket for technology help, including parents to submit a ticket for help with your parent account in SIS, FCPS 24-7 Blackboard. When your student need help with their student device, student accounts, or student virtual learning, please click: Parent/Student Portal.  They are open 7:00AM - 11PM, 7 days a week.

 

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Lanier Middle School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://lanierms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Kelsea Owens (kfowens@fcps.edu) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Important Information About Receiving Communication from FCPS

FCPS communicates all emergency and essential information to parents via email.  The information is also translated into eight languages:  Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  Information communicated via email includes:

  • School closings and delays
  • Attendance
  • Emergencies at school
  • Power, phone, or internet outages at school
  • Bus delays
  • Testing dates

When providing an e-mail address to FCPS, please avoid using an educational (.edu-including fcps.edu), military (.mil) or government (.gov) email addresses.  The security settings on government servers often block messages from FCPS.  It is a best practice to not use work related email addresses; therefore, it is important to use an email address from another internet service provider such as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc.

 

Parents can receive text messages for emergencies and essential information.  Please make sure your parent cell phone numbers are listed in the "cell telephone" fields in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children.

 

Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using the weCare@school feature of FCPS24-7 Learning.  Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on their cell phone service plan.  More information.

If you have a question or concern, please use the chart below to determine who to direct your inquiry to.  Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website-just click on the name of the person you wish to contact to be redirected to their email address:  LMS Staff Directory

Do you want to celebrate a Lanier employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

After-School Updates

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Lanier After-School

Lanier’s After-School Program consists of a diverse set of club offerings, including recreation, social, life skills and academic enrichment activities.  This Fall, we will be offering a virtual program!  Students will be able to join live club meetings during after-school hours beginning in late September - all for FREE!

Check out the Lanier After-School Parent website for more information!

After-School Student Central

Your student can visit the After-School Program page on Lanier Student Central (accessible on a student laptop) to find more information about After-School!

From there they can:

  • Complete the After-School Program Registration
  • Use the 1st Quarter Clubs-by-Day Schedule to see what clubs are offered on particular days and times
  • Find out more about clubs of interest using the Club Descriptions Spreadsheet
  • Enroll in after-school clubs and join club Google classrooms!
Science Olympiad

The Lanier Science Olympiad team is getting organized for another stellar season.  Come join the fun as we gear up for making a run at qualifying for States the 2nd straight year!  With the COVID situation, Virginia Science Olympiad (VASO) has decided that competition through the Regional Tournaments in February will be conducted virtually, and will make a decision about the State Tournament later.  Some traditional building and other hands-on events will be affected, but the organizers are working hard to make creative alternate events.  Final events will be determined in late-September.  Team meetings and preparations will remain virtual only unless policy changes occur.

For more information about Science Olympiad and the VASO approach to this season, please see the below links. 

https://virginiaso.org/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H4hrjUlazWN1j7ZL04flHvsFrrY7A9-d/view

Please sign up if interested in learning more about Science Olympiad and joining the team this season.  An information session will be held in early October with more specifics on the season.  Please register by September 30.  POC is Jeff Mishak (misharino@hotmail.com)

Lanier Science Olympiad 2020-21 Interest Form https://forms.gle/AQCsH4g92rzHJw1n8

Interested in competing individually (outside of the VASO tournaments) against students nationally... New this year, try "My SO", a 9 month, calendar-based program with free Lesson Plans, STEM sessions, webinars and interviews about careers.  Optional monthly "STEM Showdown" lets you compete for prizes and a national ranking.

https://www.soinc.org/myso

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Lanier PTA eNewsletter

Lanier MS News 1 week 6 days ago

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Don’t forget to RSVP to the LMS PTA meeting to approve the budget on Monday, September 21 at 7 PM. In order to ensure the safety and security of our virtual meeting we will be sending individual links to our BBCU meeting please use the link HERE to RSVP.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

A Place to Stand Fairfax City School Support

Lanier MS News 2 weeks 1 day ago

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Hello and Good Morning!

 

I am pleased to share information on how A Place to Stand will support our school community this fall.  APTS will continue to provide a critical community service this fall of delivering food to students and their families, which eliminates possible obstacles to food access. Feel free to share this information with your individual schools, both internally and externally, on how food insecure students are being supported while our school based food programs are closed. We are happy to be partnering with your social workers to make all this happen, they are an amazing group of hard working individuals.  

 

Here’s what’s happened:  On March 20, April 3, May 1, and June 5, A Place to Stand, with the support of volunteers and school staff, provided supplemental food assistance to students and their families. In total, across 4 deliveries, 131 drivers delivered 1,042 grocery bags, 1,258 weekend bags, 265 snack bags, 265 gift cards to the homes of 425 students equaling 26,700 pounds of food, a donation valued over $40,290.

 

Here’s what’s happening: Since our school year is starting virtually, A Place to Stand will continue to provide an essential support service by delivering food to families in the community.  You’ll find the frequency of our support has increased based on the needs identified by our school social workers. This is a large undertaking but we are confident our community will continue to support one another during this challenging time. 

 

A Place to Stand will deliver grocery bags to students and their families in our City school community on a biweekly basis beginning Monday, September 14.  This will supplement the food provided by FCPS.  We are looking for donations of food and funds to support our efforts. We also have a number of volunteer opportunities to help our food delivery program.

 

Here is how you can help today:

We’ve made it easy, three links in one sign up, check out the tabs up top. www.signupgenius.com/tabs/93D74DF04A2CDEFC53-aplace

 

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Lanier MS - September 11, 2020

Lanier MS News 2 weeks 5 days ago

September 21:  FLE (Family Life Education) Information Meeting at 6:00PM

September 21:  Lanier PTA Virtual Meeting at 7:00PM

September 29:  8th Grade Virtual Back to School Night 6:30PM - 8:30PM

September 30:  7th Grade Virtual Back To School Night 6:30PM - 8:30PM

October 12:       Indigenous Peoples' Day - Student Holiday

Dear Lanier Families,

 

We loved welcoming our students back to school this week!  Overall we have had an excellent start and continue to solve any challenges that arise.  With that being said number this week's News You Choose is long.  It contains Q&A's of information you wondered through out the week!    

 

REMINDER FOR 7th GRADE FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT TURNED IN UPDATED VACCINATION RECORDS:  The TDAP Immunization is a mandatory requirement for all 7th graders attending Fairfax County Public Schools. In order for your child to attend school on the first day, an updated immunization card/sheet must be turned in to Ms. Holmes, aholmes@fcps.edu by October 8, 2020.  An exemption note from your child’s pediatrician is required for verification.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Holmes.  You can also fax the forms to 703-934-2497 for your convenience.

 

Please note, FCPS is providing no-cost Grab and Go breakfast and lunch meals from 8AM-12:30PM, Monday through Friday at Daniels Run ES.  The meal distribution area will remain outside Daniels Run ES (close to entrance #1) and under a canopy.  Available for families to walk up or receive curbside service in vehicles.  All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for no-cost Grab and Go, as well as other county children, under the age of 18.  Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children's meals they need.  Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

 

Lanier Middle School has decided all teachers will use a rolling (cumulative) gradebook. A rolling gradebook allows for progress towards a final mark that captures the total picture of student grades, regardless of length of quarter or number of assignments in each quarter. We believe it is important to utilize a gradebook type that provides maximum flexibility and ensures equitable grading practices to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of all students.

 

With a rolling gradebook, grades for individual assignments from each quarter carry over and build upon the previous quarter; therefore, quarter grades are a snapshot of a student’s current progress in the course and demonstrate performance to that date, not just for that quarter. Final grades are determined from all assignments and assessments throughout the year, regardless of the quarter the work was completed.

 

A rolling gradebook is an approved gradebook type per Secondary Grading & Reporting Policy and numerous FCPS schools/teams/teachers already utilize a rolling gradebook. 

 

Benefits associated with using a rolling gradebook include:

  • Allows time for demonstrating mastery of content and opportunities for remediation, completing make-up work & retakes (following established school, department or collaborative team policies)
  • Helps students maintain positive mental health when setbacks occur
  • Reports long-term progress to students as the year progresses, not just short-term achievement in each quarter
  • Provides a more accurate reflection of the student grade at any given point in time
  • Reduces number of tests or large projects due at the same time over multiple classes (usually at end of quarter)
  • Negates imbalance of quantity of assessments within each quarter and timing challenges at certain times of year
  • Encourages content units to end naturally and not get rushed due to quarter breaks

To learn more details about a rolling gradebook to include how it will look in SIS Student/ParentVUE, please take time to review the following video. Teachers will communicate grading design and policies via the course syllabus.  Students/parents are encouraged to reach out directly to the teacher with additional questions.

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Tech Check

Below you will find supports and details to help with some of the challenges you and your child may have faced yesterday in accessing BBCU.  Please take a moment to view the links below.

Video – CLICK HERE

Spanish version - CLICK HERE

Attendance

Attendance:  Students will use BBCU links to attend classes according to the schedule below

Monday Attendance Is Required For ALL Students

 

Please note that starting Monday, September 14, at 9:15AM ALL students will go to 4th period. Attendance in 4th period on Monday is required.  Students will start the day with their 4th period TA (Teacher Advisory) check-in before beginning their asynchronous work.  Directions for Monday assignments can be found in Blackboard on the Learning Grid for each class, or in teachers' Google Classroom.  In addition, teachers may invite students for extra help on Mondays, or students can email their teachers and request academic support on Mondays.  If invited to a Monday academic support session, attendance is required. 

 

Student Attendance for the 2020-21 School Year

FCPS welcomes new and returning families for the 2020-21 school year.  

In Virginia, public school students aged 5-18 are required to attend school regularly. That is true whether FCPS is offering distance learning or in-person instruction. Teachers will take attendance during learning sessions and ensure that all students are counted. Parents can assist with this process by doing the following:

  • Ensuring that their student(s) logs in to classes on time, and throughout the day.
  • Calling or emailing the LMS school attendance line if their student(s) are unable to participate:
  • Returning phone calls or emails when notified that their student(s) did not participate that day.
  • Ensuring that your student(s) submit activity logs as directed.

If your child is unable to login to live, face-to-face online instruction with their teacher, the teacher will be recording the class and posting the video within Blackboard/Google Classroom so it can be viewed at a different time. The video can also be used to provide review for all students.

If a parent calls and indicates their student will not be there for a certain class period, they are excused for the class period. Accessing the material later will not change the status of the absence.

If there is no parent contact, and the student failed to log in, the student is unverified for that class period. FCPS bases attendance for secondary students on “present” one or more periods of the day, and reports which periods a student did not appear in class.

FCPS staff members will work with parents to ensure that the transition to virtual learning is as smooth as possible. Help us to help you set your students up for success.

Difficulty logging into FCPS? The Parent Technology help desk may be able to assist: 833-921-3277 or https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ Communicating any concerns to the school, such as difficulty logging in or having access to FCPS classes.

More information about attendance is available online

Spanish Parent Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Student Services

4th period Teacher Advisory (TA)

Curious about what your student is doing during 4th period? FCPS asked all schools to set aside a class period to provide instruction on social emotional topics using a new and existing curriculum. FCPS instructional staff participated in professional development that focused on understanding mental wellness and appropriate tools to support students.   

At Lanier, 4th period, Teacher Advisory (TA) will be used for school-wide and division-wide lessons, such as Academic and Career Planning, Career Investigations, and SR&R review. In addition, Teacher Advisory serves as a “homeroom” where students will consistently check in with a Lanier Staff member, participate in team and community building activities, and take part in County-directed social-emotional lessons to help strengthen student resiliency. 4th period TA meets Monday for a brief check-in before independent work time, and Wednesday and Friday for a full class period. Below is a description of the first few lessons. We will provide periodic updates on lesson topics - ask your student about them!

Lanier will also offer Sustained Silent Reading during TA, so please be sure your student has a book handy. In the very near future, Lanier will share plans for how students can access library books virtually and from the actual Lanier Library! 

  • Intro to Teacher Advisory (TA) lesson, begin to build community so that TA can be a supportive place to have safe conversations. Lesson to learn about Teach Tools, the best way to manage Virtual Learning, Using a Digital Planner and Google Calendar.
  • Honoring and remembering 9/11 and discussing what student cans do post-9/11; Clarity on the SR&R behavior expectations
  • Intro SOAR traits, setting expectations and routines for the first Monday check in, instructions on how to make the most of independent work time on Mondays.

Parent Accounts

SIS ParentVUE - Use this to check your student’s schedule, attendance, and grades.

Blackboard (FCPS 24-7 Learning) - Use this to view Learning Grids for your student’s classes. Learning Grids are a weekly overview of what your student will be doing in class.

Google Classroom - Only students are able to join Google Classroom with their FCPS Google account. Teachers post material and assignments for students to complete on Google Classroom.

  • Students log in with username = StudentID@fcpsschools.net, same password as everything else

 

Lanier Middle School Virtual Landing Page

Please note the link below is only accessible when students are logged on to the FCPS Google account.   Please take an opportunity to access our brand new Lanier Middle School Virtual Landing Page found at CLICK HERE . This site is designed to help students transition into a virtual learning environment while continuing to promote our best educational practices. What makes our Eagle’s site stand out are the videos from our caring teachers, staff, and administrators welcoming students back with a little information about themselves in order to begin building those very important connections and relationships. Pay particular attention to the Student Services section that highlights wellness resources and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) content..

REQUIRED FORMS

Due to the virtual start for this school year, all forms, required and optional, will have to be completed and submitted electronically.  All forms can be found on our website:  Return to School Forms.  It is more important than ever that parents have their own Parent SIS Account.  If you do not yet have an account, you can learn more about how to obtain one at ParentVue New Account Registeration

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

The Parent and Student IT Support Portal is a way for parent and students to submit a ticket for technology help, including parents to submit a ticket for help with your parent account in SIS, FCPS 24-7 Blackboard. When your student need help with their student device, student accounts, or student virtual learning, please click: Parent/Student Portal.  They are open 7:00AM - 11PM, 7 days a week.

 

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Lanier Middle School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://lanierms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Kelsea Owens (kfowens@fcps.edu) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Important Information About Receiving Communication from FCPS

FCPS communicates all emergency and essential information to parents via email.  The information is also translated into eight languages:  Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  Information communicated via email includes:

  • School closings and delays
  • Attendance
  • Emergencies at school
  • Power, phone, or internet outages at school
  • Bus delays
  • Testing dates

When providing an e-mail address to FCPS, please avoid using an educational (.edu-including fcps.edu), military (.mil) or government (.gov) email addresses.  The security settings on government servers often block messages from FCPS.  It is a best practice to not use work related email addresses; therefore, it is important to use an email address from another internet service provider such as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc.

 

Parents can receive text messages for emergencies and essential information.  Please make sure your parent cell phone numbers are listed in the "cell telephone" fields in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children.

 

Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using the weCare@school feature of FCPS24-7 Learning.  Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on their cell phone service plan.  More information.

If you have a question or concern, please use the chart below to determine who to direct your inquiry to.  Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website-just click on the name of the person you wish to contact to be redirected to their email address:  LMS Staff Directory

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Lanier MS - September 3, 2020

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First Day of School!  Students should be in class by 7:30AM for 1st period on Tuesday, September 8th.

 

Schedules

Schedules can be seen in SIS Student or ParentVUE. Students should check their Gmail/School Google account for a folder called BBCU links. These links will be used for classes during the school year.

Attendance

Attendance:  Students will use BBCU links to attend classes according to the schedule below

Monday Attendance Is Required For ALL Students

 

Please note that starting Monday, September 14, at 9:15AM ALL students will go to 4th period.  Attendance in 4th period on Monday is required.  Students will start the day with their 4th period TA (Teacher Advisory) check-in before beginning their asynchronous work.  Directions for Monday assignments can be found in Blackboard on the Learning Grid for each class, or in teachers' Google Classroom.  In addition, theachers may invite students for extra help on Mondays, or students can email their teachers and request academic support on Mondays.  If invited to a Monday academic support session, attendance is required. 

Tech Check

Please ask your student to check the 7th or 8th grade Google Classroom for an assignment to help them organize their BBCU links. The codes for the classrooms are:

  • 7th grade code: skulxcy
  • 8th grade code: qfwlacc

Students may have also received a link to the organizer in Gmail from their 4th-period teacher. 

Schedule Errors?

As you review your schedule, please look over it to see if it is complete and correct. Students should have the following classes. Classes may NOT be in this order, but all classes should be listed:

If you think there is an error (Ex: you have two PE classes, you are a 7th grader in an 8th grade class, you are missing a core class), please use this form to let us know of the error. 

If you do not see an elective that you signed up for, please do not use this form. Unfortunately, elective choices are not guaranteed, so we sometimes use backup electives to make sure all students have a complete schedule. We usually cannot make elective changes since teachers are hired based on the choices students make when selecting classes. In addition, FCPS changed the names of some classes this year. Last year, classes had names like FACS 7 and 8, and 7 was not a prerequisite for 8. Now we have FACS 1 and 2. In some cases, it is ok for your student to take the 2 versions of the class before the 1 version of the class. We did our best to address issues like this over the last few weeks and believe all students have complete and correct schedules.

Lanier Middle School Virtual Landing Page

Please note the link below is only accessible when students are logged on to the FCPS Google account.   Please take an opportunity to access our brand new Lanier Middle School Virtual Landing Page found at CLICK HERE . This site is designed to help students transition into a virtual learning environment while continuing to promote our best educational practices. What makes our Eagle’s site stand out are the videos from our caring teachers, staff, and administrators welcoming students back with a little information about themselves in order to begin building those very important connections and relationships. Pay particular attention to the Student Services section that highlights wellness resources and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) content..

REQUIRED FORMS

Emergency Care Card- Ensure all information is accurate. We must be able to contact you in the event of an emergency. 

Health Information Form – This form only needs to be completed if you have changes or updates.

 

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Lanier Middle School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://lanierms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Kelsea Owens (kfowens@fcps.edu) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

REMINDER FOR 7th GRADE FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT TURNED IN UPDATED VACCINATION RECORDS:

Attention 7th Grade families: The TDAP Immunization is a mandatory requirement for all 7th graders attending Fairfax County Public Schools. In order for your child to attend school on the first day, an updated immunization card/sheet must be turned in to Ms. Holmes, aholmes@fcps.edu by October 8, 2020.  An exemption note from your child’s pediatrician is required for verification.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Holmes.  You can also fax the forms to 703-934-2497 for your convenience.

 

OPTIONAL FORMS
  • Family Life Education: These forms only need to be completed if you wish to opt your child out Family Life Education. Each form contains links that explain the FLE curriculum. Email completed forms to: Ms. Clingenpeel at pjclingenpee@fcps.edu

REMINDER FOR 7th GRADE FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT TURNED IN UPDATED VACCINATION RECORDS:

Attention 7th Grade families: The TDAP Immunization is a mandatory requirement for all 7th graders attending Fairfax County Public Schools. In order for your child to attend school on the first day, an updated immunization card/sheet must be turned in to Ms. Holmes, aholmes@fcps.edu by October 8, 2020.  An exemption note from your child’s pediatrician is required for verification.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Holmes.  You can also fax the forms to 703-934-2497 for your convenience.  

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

The Parent and Student IT Support Portal is a way for parent and students to submit a ticket for technology help, including parents to submit a ticket for help with your parent account in SIS, FCPS 24-7 Blackboard. When your student need help with their student device, student accounts, or student virtual learning, please click: Parent/Student Portal.  They are open 7:00AM - 11PM, 7 days a week.

Virtual Eagle Fest

Were you not able to attend Eagle Fest last week? Did you miss a session you were interested in? Links to all session recordings are now available. 

Please CLICK HERE

Spanish Evening Event, please CLICK HERE

Spanish Parent Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

  Upcoming Events @ Lanier

September 8:    First day of school at 7:30AM

September 21:  Lanier PTA Virtual Meeting at 7:00PM

Supply List Wondering what school supplies you might need this year?  Check out the list at:

Lanier MS 2020-21 School Supply List

If you have a question or concern, please use the chart below to determine who to direct your inquiry to.  Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website-just click on the name of the person you wish to contact to be redirected to their email address:  LMS Staff Directory

COUNSELORS

Luke Donald

Friday Oeur

Dayle Ranallo

Liz Velazco

 

ADMINISTRATORS Principal Tammy Hanna Director of Student Services Kathryn Teague 8th grade Administrators

Michele Johnson (AP)

John McCaughan (AP)

7th grade Administrators

Heather Bousman-Stanczak (AP)

Roger Baskin (Dean of Students)

 

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

Do you want to celebrate a Lanier employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Lanier MS - August 28, 2020

Lanier MS News 1 month ago
  Upcoming Events @ Lanier

September 2 :   Student schedules available in SIS/ParentVue

September 3:    Virtual Orientation for all Students starting at 9:00AM

September 8:    First day of school at 7:30AM

September 21:  Lanier PTA Virtual Meeting at 7:00PM

Eagle Families,

 

What a huge turnout we had this past Wednesday and Thursday for our Virtual Eagle Fest. While we had a few technology issues, by and large, most of you were able to move through the sessions to learn more about what we are planning for your children for the fall. As a reminder, the next event will be one to help ensure students will be able to gain access to all classes next week. This list should help you to help them!

 

  • Beginning next week sometime Tuesday and Wednesday, your child (not you) will get emails from Blackboard in their Gmail fcpsschools.net account. They may come in one long thread. Look for a new BBCU LINKS folder (see below) on the far left of their Gmail mailbox. Please tell your child NOT to delete these emails as they may need them later if they look access.  If you do not receive a link for each class on your schedule by Wednesday at 12:00pm, please email your teacher. Their name and email can be found in SIS. 
  • Next week, your child will get an assignment in Google Classroom (7th grade code: skulxcy; 8th grade code: qfwlacc). This will be an organizer to help them put all of their class links in one document.
  • On Thursday, September 3rd, please have your student log in to each period at the times below so that they can do a tech-check before school begins on September 8th.
  • You as a parent have one homework assignment: Complete the online forms to include health forms, contact form, and most importantly, the technology permissions form you received in an email from Ms. Owens yesterday.

 

Thank you for your continued trust and support. We look forward to getting to know you all this school year.

 

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Student Services

Virtual Eagle Fest

Were you not able to attend Eagle Fest this week? Did you miss a session you were interested in? Links to all session recordings will be posted next week. Stay Tuned!

 

SCHEDULES ARE COMING!

On Wednesday, September 2, you will be able to see your schedule in SIS Student or ParentVUE! As you review your schedule, please look over it to see if it is complete and correct. Students should have the following classes. Classes may NOT be in this order, but all classes should be listed:

If you think there is an error (Ex: you have two PE classes, you are a 7th grader in an 8th grade class, you are missing a core class), please use this form to let us know of the error. 

If you do not see an elective that you signed up for, please do not use this form. Unfortunately, elective choices are not guaranteed, so we sometimes use backup electives to make sure all students have a complete schedule. We usually cannot make elective changes since teachers are hired based on the choices students make when selecting classes. In addition, FCPS changed the names of some classes this year. Last year, classes had names like FACS 7 and 8, and 7 was not a prerequisite for 8. Now we have FACS 1 and 2. In some cases it is ok for your student to take the 2 version of the class before the 1 version of the class. We did our best to address issues like this over the last few weeks and believe all students have complete and correct schedules.

 

Lanier Middle School Virtual Landing Page

Please note the link below is only accessible when students are logged on to the FCPS Google account.   Please take an opportunity to access our brand new Lanier Middle School Virtual Landing Page found at CLICK HERE . This site is designed to help students transition into a virtual learning environment while continuing to promote our best educational practices. What makes our Eagle’s site stand out are the videos from our caring teachers, staff, and administrators welcoming students back with a little information about themselves in order to begin building those very important connections and relationships. Pay particular attention to the Student Services section that highlights wellness resources and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) content. 

Laptop Distribution

Lanier MS will be hosting one last laptop distribution on 9/2 from 10AM - 2PM.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.

 

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

The Parent and Student IT Support Portal is a way for parent and students to submit a ticket for technology help, including parents to submit a ticket for help with your parent account in SIS, FCPS 24-7 Blackboard. When your student need help with their student device, student accounts, or student virtual learning, please click: Parent/Student Portal.  They are open 7:00AM - 11PM, 7 days a week.

FORMS

As the school year begins virtually, below you will find the required forms to be completed online to start the 2020-21 school year. All forms for all students are available for electronic submission by parents via FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard)) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module by September 7, 2020.

 

REQUIRED FORMS

Emergency Care Card- Ensure all information is accurate. We must be able to contact you in the event of an emergency. 

Health Information Form – This form only needs to be completed if you have changes or updates.

OPTIONAL FORMS
  • Family Life Education: These forms only need to be completed if you wish to opt your child out Family Life Education. Each form contains links that explain the FLE curriculum. Email completed forms to: Ms. Clingenpeel at pjclingenpee@fcps.edu
Supply List Wondering what school supplies you might need this year?  Check out the list at:

Lanier MS 2020-21 School Supply List

If you have a question or concern, please use the chart below to determine who to direct your inquiry to.  Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website-just click on the name of the person you wish to contact to be redirected to their email address:  LMS Staff Directory

COUNSELORS

Luke Donald

Friday Oeur

Dayle Ranallo

Liz Velazco

 

ADMINISTRATORS Principal Tammy Hanna Director of Student Services Kathryn Teague 8th grade Administrators

Michele Johnson (AP)

John McCaughan (AP)

7th grade Administrators

Heather Bousman-Stanczak (AP)

Roger Baskin (Dean of Students)

  SUBJECT/CONTENT AREA English

Dorothy Radja (8th)

Sophia Wells-Williams (7th)

Tania Dedham (7th)

Math

Brad Allen (8th)

Rob Hornfeck (7th)

Social Studies

Ryan Sterzinger (8th)

Daniel Vroman (7th)

Science

Karen Marx (8th)

Michelle Wright (7th)

After School Program Julio Dejo Art Leah Dubray CTE Jason Monborne Drama Greg Stowers ESOL Abhilasha Tripathi Family and Consumer Science Jamie Weaver-Denning Library Sophia Wells-Williams Music Anna Sengstack PE Pam Clingenpeel Reading Tania Dedham Exceptional Learning Carleigh Dunbar World Languages Cathy Crawford

 

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

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At Lanier Middle School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://lanierms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Kelsea Owens (kfowens@fcps.edu) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Laptop Distribution 9/2/20 10am-2pm

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4aaaa722a4f49-2020

 

Kelsea Owens

School Based Technology Specialist

Lanier MS

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Lanier MS - August 21, 2020

Lanier MS News 1 month 1 week ago
  Upcoming Events @ Lanier

August 25-26:  Student Laptop Distribution

August 26:  8th Grade Virtual Eagle Fest

August 27:  7th Grade Virtual Eagle Fest

September 2 :  Student schedules available in SIS/ParentVue

September 3:  Virtual Orientation for all Students starting at 10:45AM

September 8:  First day of school

Dear Eagle Families,

 

Happy Friday! The first teach workweek is now finished, and our staff has been excited to get “together” to plan for this coming year. We have now passed out the majority of our laptops with just a few hundred left for the coming week. On Monday, you will receive the invitation and link to Eagle Fest (happening on Wednesday, Aug. 26 for 8th grade and Thursday, Aug 27th for 7th grade, both nights at 6 PM). If you cannot attend, we will send the link out of the recording to all families. We will also have an Open House in September where you will get to meet each of your child’s teachers in a mock schedule format. More details to come!

As the school year begins virtually, below you will find the required forms to be completed online to start the 2020-21 school year. All forms for all students are available for electronic submission by parents via FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard)) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module by September 7, 2020.

 

REQUIRED FORMS

Emergency Care Card- Ensure all information is accurate. We must be able to contact you in the event of an emergency. 

Health Information Form – This form only needs to be completed if you have changes or updates.

OPTIONAL FORMS

  • Family Life Education: These forms only need to be completed if you wish to opt your child out Family Life Education. Each form contains links that explain the FLE curriculum. Email completed forms to: Ms. Clingenpeel at pjclingenpee@fcps.edu

REMINDER FOR 7th GRADE FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT TURNED IN UPDATED VACCINATION RECORDS:

Attention 7th Grade families: The TDAP Immunization is a mandatory requirement for all 7th graders attending Fairfax County Public Schools. In order for your child to attend school on the first day, an updated immunization card/sheet must be turned in to Ms. Holmes, aholmes@fcps.edu.  An exemption note from your child’s pediatrician is required for verification.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Holmes.  You can also fax the forms to 703-934-2497 for your convenience.  

We are so excited to see yours smiles and waves at laptop distributions. Hope you have getting a chance to talk with staff members as we are calling each family in the next few days!

Stay safe,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Student Laptop Distribution   Thank you to all of the families who have already picked up their laptop!  Here are a few reminders for our remaining families:

You MUST sign up for a time slot to get your new laptop https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4aaaa722a4f49-2020

  • Your child MUST be in the car with you.
  • Your child MUST know their password from last year. (If they forgot, please email kfowens@fcps.edu to request a reset BEFORE you come to LMS.)
  • You MUST come during the 15 minute window you sign up for—not any earlier. We are purposefully staggering traffic so you can be the nearest the school to access our FCPS network that is required for the initial student login.
  • You MUST have your child turn on the computer and login at LMS before you leave. This should take less than one minute once we give you the laptop.
  • You MUST place received card with student info onto the laptop where plastic holder is placed.
  • You WILL get printed instructions with your laptop.
  • You WILL be entering Lanier from the Jermantown entrance and driving to the back of the building to receive your laptop.
  • Your child WILL have to go home and sign up for their grade level Google classroom to receive school opening updates.

 

Supply List Wondering what school supplies you might need this year?  Check out the list at:

Lanier MS 2020-21 School Supply List

If you have a question or concern, please use the chart below to determine who to direct your inquiry to.  Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website-just click on the name of the person you wish to contact to be redirected to their email address:  LMS Staff Directory

COUNSELORS

Luke Donald

Friday Oeur

Dayle Ranallo

Liz Velazco

 

ADMINISTRATORS Principal Tammy Hanna Director of Student Services Kathryn Teague 8th grade Administrators

Michele Johnson (AP)

John McCaughan (AP)

7th grade Administrators

Heather Bousman-Stanczak (AP)

Roger Baskin (Dean of Students)

  SUBJECT/CONTENT AREA English

Dorothy Radja (8th)

Sophia Wells-Williams (7th)

Tania Dedham (7th)

Math

Brad Allen (8th)

Rob Hornfeck (7th)

Social Studies

Ryan Sterzinger (8th)

Daniel Vroman (7th)

Science

Karen Marx (8th)

Michelle Wright (7th)

After School Program Julio Dejo Art Leah Dubray CTE Jason Monborne Drama Greg Stowers ESOL Abhilasha Tripathi Family and Consumer Science Jamie Weaver-Denning Library Sophia Wells-Williams Music Anna Sengstack PE Pam Clingenpeel Reading Tania Dedham Exceptional Learning Carleigh Dunbar World Languages Cathy Crawford

 

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

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Spots Still Open for Laptop Pick Up

Lanier MS News 1 month 1 week ago

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LMS Laptop Distribution is TODAY!!! Thank you to all of the families who have already picked up their laptop!  Here are a few reminders for our remaining families:

You MUST sign up for a time slot to get your new laptop https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4aaaa722a4f49-2020

  • Your child MUST be in the car with you.
  • Your child MUST know their password from last year. (If they forgot, please email kfowens@fcps.edu to request a reset BEFORE you come to LMS.)
  • You MUST come during the 15 minute window you sign up for—not any earlier. We are purposefully staggering traffic so you can be the nearest the school to access our FCPS network that is required for the initial student login.
  • You MUST have your child turn on the computer and login at LMS before you leave. This should take less than one minute once we give you the laptop.
  • You WILL get printed instructions with your laptop.
  • You WILL be entering Lanier from the Jermantown entrance and driving to the back of the building to receive your laptop.
  • Your child WILL have to go home and sign up for their grade level Google classroom to receive school opening updates.

 

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Lanier LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION Info

Lanier MS News 1 month 2 weeks ago

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If you have picked up your student's laptop, thank you for signing up and following the procedures.  One REMINDER!  During the laptop pick up, you were given a card with your student's name.  Once you receive the laptop, please place them onto the laptop where there is a plastic sleeve to place them. 

As for families who have not signed up, please follow below reminder:

  • Your child MUST be in the car with you.
  • Your child MUST know their password from last year. (If they forgot, please email kfowens@fcps.edu to request a reset BEFORE you come to LMS.)
  • You MUST come during the 15 minute window you sign up for—not any earlier. We are purposefully staggering traffic so you can be the nearest the school to access our FCPS network that is required for the initial student login.
  • You MUST have your child turn on the computer and login at LMS before you leave. This should take less than one minute once we give you the laptop.
  • You WILL get printed instructions with your laptop.
  • You WILL be entering Lanier from the Jermantown entrance and driving to the back of the building to receive your laptop.
  • Your child WILL have to go home and sign up for their grade level Google classroom to receive school opening updates.

 

 

Kelsea Owens

School Based Technology Specialist

Lanier MS

(571)286-9178

@kelsea_owens

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Lanier MS - August 14, 2020

Lanier MS News 1 month 2 weeks ago

Hello, Eagle Families,

 

The teachers have returned to work, and that means lots of information is being prepared to share with families. So, grab a snack and your calendar and happy reading!

 

SUPPLY LIST

To help your child establish their own “work from home” space, here are the items you may want to have on hand:

  • earbuds/headphone with microphone compatible with FCPS device,
  • glue sticks,
  • erasers, pencils, pencil sharpener,
  • box of markers (8 count),
  • colored pencils,
  • scissors,
  • paper (to use especially in math classes for solving problems; this could be a spiral notebook)
  • ruler
  • At this time, you may elect to help your child get organized with an even day and an odd day binder.
  • paper, composition books, pocket folders, binders, ruler

When we return to face to face instruction, we may have alterations.

 

EAGLE FEST 2020—VIRTUAL STYLE

We are excited to announce our plans for a virtual event that will help you as families know what to expect at Lanier for our school year start. You will get an invitation to join on your assigned night closer to the event. However, mark your calendar: 8th grade will be on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 6-8:00 PM; 7th grade will be on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 6-8:00 PM. During the event, you will be able to:

  • Learn how the school day will operate and how your child will access courses.
  • Find out ways you can help your child organize their space and laptop bookmarks for a successful day each day.
  • Meet many of the LMS teachers as they interact during presentations.
  • Meet your child’s teachers for science, English and social studies as you interact with your new team!
  • Have time to understand how special programs will be delivered. (For parents of Exceptional Learners with IEPs, check out this FCPS website.)

 

ORIENTATION DAY: The Chance for Your Child to Run through a Mock Schedule

On Thursday, September 3, from 9-10:45 AM, your child will go through a schedule of classes for 10 minutes per class. They will visit periods: 1, 3, 5, & 7 for a sample of Tuesday & Thursday classes. Then, they will “go” to periods 2, 4, 6, & 8 to meet their Wednesday and Friday teachers. In each class, the teachers will conduct tech checks and give a little more information to help set your children at ease for Life at Lanier. Please be sure they have their laptops picked up from LMS by this date and that they have completed all steps on the handout they get with the computer to set up their Google Classroom. Students will be given individual invitations to EACH of their classes (8 email links on one thread) from Blackboard Collaborate. This invitations will NOT be sent out until AFTER Eagle Fest.

 

EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING

Please refer to below links (linked) to the following pages

Supports for Students with Disabilites

Distance Learning Roles and Responsibilities

FAQ’s for parents of students with IEP’s

 

FORMS

Great news! All of those wonderful paper forms you know and love from years gone by are now going to be available and must be completed electronically. More information will be shared with families on next week's edition.  

 

LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION

This past week, we saw almost 250 students and families as they came by to pick up laptops! We still have 950 left to distribute! (Special thanks to the family who delivered Dunkin’ Donuts to the staff members helping in the pouring rain. It was a very “sweet” gesture!) As always, if you need assistance with laptops and are a family who elects to walk to LMS, we will make accommodations at Door 1.

Here are a few things to remember:

  • Your child (rising 8th grade) MUST have turned in their laptops and chargers from last year. IF you have not done so already, bring it that day.
  • Your child MUST be in the car with you.
  • Your child MUST know their password from last year. (If they forgot, please email kfowens@fcps.edu to request a reset BEFORE you come to LMS.)
  • You MUST come during the 15 minute window you sign up for—not any earlier. We are purposefully staggering traffic so you can be the nearest the school to access our FCPS network that is required for the initial student login.
  • You MUST have your child turn on the computer and login at LMS before you leave. This should take less than one minute once we give you the laptop.
  • You MAY print the attached sign up directions( 8th Grade Distribution Letter.pdf ) to use in the car, or you CAN get a printed copy at the pick-up.
  • You WILL be entering Lanier from the Jermantown entrance and driving the reverse way (so the school is on your left) through the car loop. (Again, you need to be close to the school while maximizing how many cars are in the area at one time.)
  • Your child WILL have to go home and sign up for their grade level Google classroom to receive school opening updates.

 

Thank you for your continued partnership!

 

#fcpsEaglesSoar,


Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Support To School (SRS) Program

Families who are in need with their children to be in a supervised program while their parents are working and/or their child is unable to access synchronous sessions when schools reopen in September, please refer to the Support To School Program.

 

Parent will need to call Office on Children to register your child. 

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LMS FCPSOn Laptop Distribution Dates

Lanier MS News 1 month 2 weeks ago

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August 11, 2020

 

Lanier is ready to distribute our brand new laptops to our 7th and 8th graders. Here are the dates and times:

  • Thursday 8/13 8am-10am
  • Monday 8/17 11:30am-3:30pm
  • Tuesday 8/18 11:30am-3:30pm
  • Thursday 8/20 3pm-6pm
  • Tuesday 8/25 8am-11am
  • Wednesday 8/26 8am-11am

Here are a few things to remember:

  • Your child (rising 8th grade) MUST have turned in their laptops and chargers from last year. IF you have not done so already, bring it that day.
  • Your child MUST be in the car with you.
  • Your child MUST know their password from last year. (If they forgot, please email kfowens@fcps.edu to request a reset BEFORE you come to LMS.)
  • You MUST come during the 15 minute window you sign up for—not any earlier. We are purposefully staggering traffic so you can be the nearest the school to access our FCPS network that is required for the initial student login.
  • You MUST have your child turn on the computer and login at LMS before you leave. This should take less than one minute once we give you the laptop.
  • You MAY print the attached sign up directions( 8th Grade Distribution Letter.pdf ) to use in the car, or you CAN get a printed copy at the pick-up.
  • You WILL be entering Lanier from the Jermantown entrance and driving the reverse way (so the school is on your left) through the car loop. (Again, you need to be close to the school while maximizing how many cars are in the area at one time.)
  • Your child WILL have to go home and sign up for their grade level Google classroom to receive school opening updates.

 

 

Dr. Tammara M. Hanna, Principal

Lanier Middle School

3801 Jermantown Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

703-934-2400

Follow me on Twitter @DrTammyHanna

Follow LMS on @Lanier_MS

 

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LAST Day of Laptop Collection (including rising ALL 9th graders)

Lanier MS News 1 month 3 weeks ago

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All students who were in 7th and 8th grade at Lanier Middle School for the 2019-20 school year and who still have computers are invited to come back one of the dates below to return FCPS laptops and chargers (as well as textbooks, library books, instruments or music uniforms you may still have at home that need to be returned).

 

Lanier Middle School is holding a LAST curbside collection of FCPSOn laptops AND chargers on Friday, August 7th from 8:00-10:30am. When you arrive at Lanier Middle School, please pull in the Kiss & Ride loop and wait for a staff member to come to your car right outside door #10. Be prepared to wait for a brief amount of time so that we may scan in the devices.

If applicable, we ask that you also return any Lanier Middle School items as listed above at this time.  Please select a time slot by clicking ---> HERE

 

Prior to arriving:

  • Remove all personal stickers and decals.
  • Clean device to the best of your ability.
  • Have this information attached to your laptop:
    • Full Name
    • Student ID number
  • Have your charger ready to turn in with your laptop. 
  • Check your home for LMS library and text books, instruments you will not need for the fall, and music uniforms.

 

Contact: Danny Mikhail (DKmikhail1@fcps.edu)

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Lanier MS - July 31, 2020

Lanier MS News 2 months ago

Dear Families,

 

Our goal is to send information out as we have it available to help your child prepare for back to school in September.  For this week, we concentrated on collecting laptops.  We are short of 340 computers to collect.  With that, we'll be holding a LAST curbside collection of FCPSOn laptops AND chargers on Friday, August 7th from 8:00-10:30am.  When you arrive at Lanier Middle School, please pull in the Kiss & Ride loop and wait for a staff member to come to your car outside of Door #10.  Please SIGN UP HERE!!

 

Prior to arriving:

  • Remove all personal stickers and decals.
  • Clean device to the best of your ability.
  • Have this information attached to your laptop:
    • Full Name
    • Student ID number
  • Have your charger ready to turn in with your laptop. 
  • Check your home for LMS library and text books, instruments you will not need for the fall, and music uniforms.

 

SAVE THE DATE!!

For planning purposes, below are the dates we have scheduled to distribute new student computers for students enrolled at Lanier Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year.  This will be for our 2020-21 school year 7th and 8th graders.

*Dates subject to change.

  • August 19, 20, 24, 25. More specific times and sign up links will come out in August. Plan to spend about 5-10 minutes at LMS for pick up as you will have to have your student (they MUST come with you) log in to the device from the car for the initial activation.

Contact: Danny Mikhail (DKmikhail1@fcps.edu)

 

This week, we are also sharing our bell schedule so that you will know how to help your child be successful this school year <<see below>>.  Mondays will be used for asynchronous work and for more individualized help sessions.  We are working hard to build teams to support your child and will send you updates as we get closer to September 8. 

 

#fcpsEaglesSoar,


Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

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Lanier MS Office Hours - Appointment Only

Lanier MS News 2 months 1 week ago

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Lanier MS Office Hours - Appointment Only

The Lanier MS Main Office will be open daily.  Office hours are from 8:30am - 1:30pm by appointment only.  Visitors will need to email Lea Im at Lsim@fcps.edu to schedule an appointment.  Thank you.

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