Have a Great Summer!
Summer Office Hours
The Lane office will be open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Normal office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) will resume the week of August 25th.
Open House Date and Times Set
We will host our annual Open Houses on Thursday, August 28th at the following times:
Kindergarten Only 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
All Other Grades 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Open House offers a chance for you to visit your child's classroom and meet the teacher. You can also drop off school supplies that day. Class lists will be posted on the front windows the morning of August 28th. Please do not call the school to ask about class placement.
Looking for Fun Summer Learning Opportunities?
Visit our Summer Learning page for lots of ideas to keep the learning going all summer long!
PTA Announces Back-to-School Events
The Lane PTA is already hard at work planning for the 2014-2015 school year. Here are four events you may want to add to your calendar:
Wednesday, August 27th - 4:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Playdate for new kindergarten families
Thursday, August 28th - 4:30 p.m.
New-to-Lane Meet-Up for families joining the Lane community this year
Tuesday, September 2nd - 9:15 a.m.
First Day Coffee - All parents welcome to attend!
Thursday, September 4th - 7 p.m.
Please join the PTA for their first official meeting of the year to learn about all the great things planned for the year ahead!
Do You Need to Register a Child for the 2014-2015 School Year?
If so, please call the Main Office for information, 703-924-7700. Our registrar will officially return to work in late July. You can find detailed information about the FCPS registration process at http://www.fcps.edu/dss/osp/StudentRegistration/index.shtml. Forms can be downloaded from http://www.fcps.edu/it/forms/bundles.shtml.
School tours may be offered during the summer, depending on summer building use and school maintenance. If offered, tours will be by appointment only. If you would like to take a tour, please contact Parent Liaison Melanie Crosby Hardy at email@example.com to schedule.
Tdap Vaccine Required for All Rising 6th Graders
All students in Virginia are required to receive a booster of Tdap vaccine prior to entering sixth grade. If a rising sixth grader (current fifth grader) is already 11 years old, he or she should get the Tdap immunization, and documentation should be provided to the school. If a rising sixth grader (current fifth grader) is still 10 years old, he or she may receive the Tdap vaccine, Boostrix, which is approved for 10-year-olds, or you may wait until the 11th birthday to receive the vaccine approved for 11-year-olds. If your child’s 11th birthday is after the first day of school, your child must have a medical exemption from the doctor stating when he or she will receive the Tdap immunization in order to attend school. If your child is required to have a Tdap booster, please contact your doctor and provide documentation of the Tdap booster to the school as soon as possible.
The Tdap booster can be obtained from your child’s physician. It is also available at the Fairfax County Health Department at no charge. Clinic locations and walk-in hours are available online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/hdclinicsite.htm. Students receiving immunizations at the Health Department must be accompanied by an adult, and students should bring their immunization records to the Health Department clinic with them. Please contact our registrar, Mrs. Hummelt, at 703-924-7701 if you have any questions.
Digital Learning Resources
Summer is a great time to sit with your child and learn more about the digital resources available from FCPS throughout the year including:
Google Apps for Education
Library Online Databases
Take time to read books together using MyOn; log in with your child and learn how students are collaborating, creating, and communicating online using Google Apps for Education; research a new topic of interest together through the Library Databases. The possibilities are endless! (As a reminder, the FCPS Acceptable Use Policy, signed by all students, is in effect all year long regardless of whether students use these resources at school or at home. The Acceptable Use Policy is attached as Appendix A within the Student Rights & Responsibilities booklet. This can be reviewed at: http://www.fcps.edu/dss/ips/ssaw/SRR/.)
FCPS also offers numerous Internet Safety resources for families. These can be accessed at: http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/internetsafety/
Would You Make a Good Watch D.O.G.?
If you are a father, grandfather, uncle, etc. of a current student, we would love to have you volunteer at Lane through our new program called Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great
Students). Check out our new Watch D.O.G.S. page for details.
Technology and Electronic Devices Update
Lane is working to make technology even more accessible to all our students. Read the parent letter to see how you can help.
Important Information about Registering a Personally Owned Electronic Device
Please remember that all personally owned electronic devices brought to school must be registered and all paperwork must be completely filled out, including the device’s MAC address. The MAC Address is the same as the device’s Wi-Fi address. Different devices store this information in different places; there is no uniform way to locate it. Therefore, we suggest that you search the Web for specific instructions on how to find the address on your specific device. Forms to register the device are located at the bottom of this page.
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