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June 28th- Sign up your child for Virtual Office Hours with CRES Teachers. (Optional) See info below.
July 10th- Complete FCPS emailed "Return to School" Enrollment Form. See info below. (All Grades Required)
As Soon as Possible- Register your child for school if new to CRES
Summer Office Hours (Telephone calls only- 703-757-3000)
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Table of Contents
- Letter to Community
Continuity of Learning Summer Opportunities (All Grades)
- Summer Learning Packets
- iReady Reading and Math program (individualized learning)
- Virtual Office Hours with CRES teachers
- CRES Summer Fun Website
- Special Education Services- Extended School Year
- Thank you PTO Volunteers (All Grades)
- Kindergarten Orientation (All Grades)
- New Student Registration (All Grades)
- Reflex Math program (All Grades)
- Summer Reading Programs (All Grades)
- FCPS "Return to School" Information (All Grades)
Happy Summer to you! We are so proud of the resilience and sense of community that continued to permeate as we all pulled together to support each other and our students. We know this spring has been hard on our students, staff and families. We also know this unprecedented time has allowed families time to slow down, enjoy more meals together, and find unique ways to still stay connected with other families and friends.
FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July for students and parents. With so many camps canceled for the summer months, families may be also looking for opportunities for their kids. FCPS will continue to provide distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. If you want to access these optional opportunities, they are here for you to use, with flexibility, to fit within your family's schedule.
I know that summer is also meant to be a time for families to enjoy time together, rejuvenate and encourage kids to just be kids, and I am supportive of that important part too. Regardless if your family chooses to participate in any of these opportunities, I hope your child gets the chance to read every day, spend time writing and practicing math facts during the week, and enjoying a lot of time outdoors and with family. We hope for your family's continued health and wellness.
Ken JungeContinuity of Learning Summer Opportunities (All Grades)
Continuity of Instruction Summer Learning Packets (All Grades)
Students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page within Blackboard 24-7. Use your child's FCPS credentials to access. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.
iReady Universal Screener Reading and Math Program (All Grades)
Your students will have access to optional Reading and Mathematics online skills practice through the iReady program through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. This online skills practice is a game-based, interactive program, tailored to your child's specific strengths/needs, based on their Winter 2020 iReady assessments, for both Reading and Math. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities are available through Friday, July 31. Click here for a helpful tutorial “How To Use iReady at Home”.pdf
Virtual Office Hours with CRES Teachers (All Grades)
As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one optional virtual office hour each week with one of our CRES staff members. To register your child for office hours, please click here and complete the registration form by Sunday, June 28th. This is an opportunity for teachers to provide academic assistance, answer questions regarding the packet material/iReady, and provide support for students and families when working through the packet or online iReady. There will not be new instruction or teaching of any lessons. Students who sign up have the option to use these sessions as needed.
The schedule is as follows:
- Kindergarten: Mrs. Scarboro: Tuesdays 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
- Grade 1: Mrs. Abernathy: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
- Grade 2: Mrs. Franklin: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
- Grade 3: Ms. Carroll: Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Grade 4: Ms. Seiler: Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
- Grade 5: Mrs. Clausen: Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Grade 6: Mrs. Bunch: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
- Special Education: Ms. Matthews: Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
- English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Mrs. Johnson: Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
On Mondays, we will email those families with the specific link to log in to the Virtual Office Hours. We know you may not be ready to sign up for Virtual Office Hours yet, so we will check this sign-up each Friday and send a link to any new families who choose to participate at that time.
CRES Summer Fun Websites
We hope you child will continue to utilize the following links found on our CRES Learning Links website:
Your child will use their FCPS Student ID and FCPS password to access the below programs:
- MyON to read both fiction/nonfiction (login required)
- Tumblebook Library (designed for K-3rd grade) to read both fiction/nonfiction, graphic novels, read alouds, etc. (login required)
- Tumblebook Cloud Jr. (designed for 3rd-6th grades) to read both fiction/nonfiction novels (login required.)
- Pebblego for emerging readers to read nonfiction. (No login required)
- Type to Learn for current 3rd & 4th grade students to practice their keyboarding skills. (login required)
- Typing Practice for K-2nd grade to practice their keyboarding skills. (no login required)
- Wixie will be available all summer long as well!
Special Education Services – Virtual Extended School Year
FCPS will provide Extended School Year (ESY) to students, grades PreK thru 12th grades, whose IEP team determines that the student qualifies for ESY due to significant regression and lack of recovery of skills that were gained during the regular school year prior to the shutdown.
This summer, ESY services will be provided virtually to students June 29-July 24. The learning will be provided through the continued Distance Learning model. The learning materials will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students.Thank you PTO Volunteers (All Grades)
Thank you to all of our Grade Level Room Parents, PTO Board Members, and volunteers for their hard work this year supporting our teachers and students. Your dedication, along with the hard work of our many, many parent volunteers, truly help make this a school community where everyone collaborates towards a common goal. The K-6th grade students enjoyed each of the activities planned this year. Thank you to each parent who volunteered their time this year to make our school events such an outstanding success. Have a great summer!Kindergarten Orientation Information (All Grades)
We had a virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, May 19th. Please click the links below to access this virtual kindergarten orientation where you will learn more about the experiences your child will have at CRES.
Click below to learn more about our school and the Kindergarten program.
- Kindergarten Information packet
- Colvin Run Elementary Kindergarten Virtual Tour
- Colvin Run Elementary School Overview
- Colvin Run Kindergarten Orientation Presentation Slides
- Colvin Run Kindergarten Orientation Presentation Video (1:02:00)
New Student Registration (All Grades)
Registration details are available on our CRES website: https://colvinrunes.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21
Visit the Kindergarten Registration page on the FCPS Registration website for required registration packets.
Once your child’s registration forms have been received by our school registrar, you will be kept updated with any pertinent information regarding the start of our 2020-2021 school year.
At this point in time we do not have a date staff will be returning to school, however, processes are in place for parents to register their child for CRES for the upcoming school year.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school registrar, Kerry Henry.Reflex Math- 2,698,539 facts solved (All Grades)
Each of our K-6th grade students has their own Reflex Math account, and we encourage your child to continue practicing their Math facts. This online skills practice is a game-based, interactive program, tailored to your child's specific mastery of math facts. The program is purchased to provide a specific focus on our Kindergarten - Sixth grade students to master their math facts (K and 1st grades- addition and subtraction; 2nd-6th grades multiplication and division).
Our students solved a combined total of 2,698,539 as of June 15th. We had 678 students log into their account this year, for an average of 3,980 problems solved per student. We emailed over 600 milestone certificates to families and will continue this over the summer as we continue to celebrate their children's hard work.
We are excited to be continuing this program for summer 2020. Thank you to our PTO for helping us fund this opportunity for our students. This is a great way to help your children practice their math facts during the school year and over the summer months.Summer Reading Programs (All Grades)
Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Programs
The Fairfax County Public Library has developed several summer reading programs for youth and adults. Click here to take a look at different programs you can utilize with your children this summer.
Project CRES “Children Reading Every Summer”
CRES is encouraging each student to take time to enjoy reading a book this summer. You might decide to read while relaxing at the beach or under a shaded tree in your backyard. Have someone take a picture of you reading a book, then fill in the sheet titled, Children Reading Every Summer. Return the paper to the Front Lobby at Meet the Teacher or on the first day of school. They will be displayed around Colvin Run for you to see what your friends enjoyed reading this summer.
Remember to put your first and last name on the paper. Those students who return their paper will be entered into a drawing to create a feature video for our annual PTO Book Fair aired on CRES 4-1-1. Click here to print your child’s copy. Happy Reading!!FCPS "Return to School" Information (All Grades)
Click here to view Dr. Brabrand's message sent to families 6/23/2020.
Please be on the lookout for the FCPS generated email "Return to School" enrollment letter asking you to state your return to school preference. It’s critical for FCPS to know your choice by July 10 so we can begin planning virtual and in-person class schedules.
Click here to view the website dedicated to the "Return to School" Timeline and helpful information.