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Grades 3-6 SOL Tests
Grades 3-6 families, please be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. It will be very helpful if you can avoid appointments which may take your child out of school during this time period.
Kids Against Hunger Service Event
On June 12 Westgate students will be participating in a service event to package food for those in need. Watch this video for more information.
Band. Strings and Chorus Concert
If you were not able to attend you can watch the concert from the May 18th in-school concert here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/civbpb508dskpjtfeenierrf354
Westgate students recently attended Mitre's Science Fair and were inspired. Take a look at what they did: https://youtu.be/V6LAdilFr2s
6th Grade Immunization Requirement
Do You Have a Student Entering Sixth Grade Next Year? If yes, he or she may need a booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis). Sixth grade students cannot begin school in September without documentation of having had the Tdap booster. Parents or guardians of current fifth graders should check their child’s immunization records. Documentation such as a signed and dated immunization record from the physician, stating that your child has received this immunization must be provided to the school registrar as soon as possible. You may start sending in your documentation now to your school’s registrar while your child is still in the fifth grade to ensure that he or she meets this requirement before the first day of school in the fall. Fairfax County Public Schools tracks compliance with this state requirement and students who do not meet the requirement before September 8 will not be able to start school.
Students can receive immunizations required for school at any Fairfax County Health Department immunization clinic. Information about health department clinic locations and hours can be found at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/hdclinicsite.htm.
More information about immunization requirements and exemptions can be found in the current version of
FCPS Regulation 2101 and on the FCPS website.
If you have any questions, contact Lorraine Trouton, health services specialist, Department of Special Services, at 571-423-4402 or Lorraine.Trouton@fcps.edu.
Bring Your Own Device
Students in Grades 3-6 at Westgate Elementary School can bring their own devices for use during instructional time at the discretion of their teacher. For information on the FCPS Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, please review this information or contact your student's teacher..