Welcome to South County MS!
Spring Book Fair
This year’s Spring Book Fair will coincide with Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother’s Day. This is an excellent opportunity to buy a gift for the “Moms” in your life, your teachers, and support your school. The fair will run from May 1st - 8th and purchases can be made online or at the Springfield Barnes and Noble. Click here (PDF) for more information. If you would like to purchase books from our teacher's wish lists, click here (PDF).
3rd Quarter Report Cards
3rd Quarter Report Cards will be given to students to take home during 8th period on Thursday, May 5th.
3rd Quarter Honor Roll Ceremony
On Thursday, May 12th all SCMS students who received all A's and B's for the 3rd quarter will be invited to attend the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Ceremony.
- 7th Grade begins at 9:15 am
- 8th Grade begins at 9:50 am
Spring SOL and CAT Testing
All 7th and 8th grade students at SCMS will be taking Virgina SOL Tests (Reading 7 & 8, Civics, Science 8, Algebra, Geometry) and Computer Adaptive Tests (Math 7 & 8) from May 16th - June 6th. Letters were given out to all students with information on the SOL (PDF) and CAT (PDF) tests during English classes. Please read these letters carefully and review the FCPS electronic device policy with your child before testing begins. All students who fail an SOL or CAT test by a narrow margin (399 - 375) will be provided with content remediation and offered a re-test with parent permission during the week of June 13th - 17th.
After School Learning Labs
The After School Program sponsors drop-in Learning Labs in core subjects each week. Since there will be no FCPS sponsored summer school program for Middle School students, please encourage your child to stay after school for assistance from SCMS teachers.
No More Bus Passes
Due to safety and security concerns we are no longer able to accommodate students with bus passes to ride other buses. If there is an emergency situation that requires a student to ride a different bus, we require notes from both sets of parents. All notes must be received at least twenty-four hours in advance and must be approved by an administrator.
FCPS places an automated call to parents/guardians at 9:00 a.m. each school day, based on electronic attendance information at that time. If your child is absent and you have not called the SCMS Attendance line by 8:45 a.m., you will receive an automated call/email/text. If you still have not called the attendance line by the end of the school day regarding your student’s absence or late arrival, you will receive a second notification in the evening
Students and families may use the FCPS Crisis Phone Line (703-527-4077) or Crisis Text Line (Text NEEDHELP to 85511) for after-hours assistance with mental health issues. The lines are safe, confidential and manned 24/7.