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The West Springfield Pyramid Principals (West Springfield HS, Irving MS, West Springfield ES, Cardinal Forest ES, Hunt Valley ES, Orange Hunt ES, Rolling Valley ES, Keene Mill ES and Sangster ES) will host a virtual community chat on Tuesday, June 30th from 7pm-8pm on Blackboard Collaborate. The purpose of this discussion is to provide a space and platform for our community members to share openly and candidly about the strengths and needs of our community schools as we work to create a welcoming environment that is supportive of all students and families. Our hope is to continue to grow our partnership with you and better address the needs and concerns of our students and families in the West Springfield Pyramid.  

Please look for a link to the virtual community chat which will be sent on Monday, June 29th.  We look forward to this opportunity to come listen, learn, and hear from one another.

Mike Mukai, West Springfield High School, Cindy Conley, Irving Middle, Felicia Drake, Cardinal Forest, Renee Miller, Keene Mill, Kelly Sheers, West Springfield Elementary, Maureen Boland, Rolling Valley, Dave Fee, Hunt Valley, Karen Tuttle, Orange Hunt and, Allison Jankovich, Sangster

Summer Learning for All Students

Math and Language Arts Workbooks: June 29th-July 31st

  • A language arts and a math workbook will be mailed home to all students who have not opted out of current learning packets. These workbooks are designed to practice skills previously learned with minimal parent support. The workbook will align with your child’s current grade level, not their rising grade level. (i.e 2019-2020 My child was a 4th grader.  They will receive the 4th-grade workbooks.) To opt-out of these summer learning workbooks, please click the following link. Current opt-out link 

Summer Learning Office Hours: June 29th- July 31st

  • Summer office hours will be available to all students who have questions regarding the summer language arts and math workbook. Your child will sign-up for the grade level based on the grade he/she was in during the 2019-2020 school year. If you would like your child to participate in summer office hours, please have your child go to Google Classroom then select the plus sign at the top right corner and use the code to join.Check the email sent to you by your classroom teachers June 12th or 13th for information.

iReady Math and Reading Lessons: June 12th- August 1st

  • Students will also have access to reading and math activities from iREADY. Kindergarten students will only have access to language arts. Please, click the following link FCPS public Universal Screener website to go directly to the login. Students will log into the site with their FCPS username and password. A detailed voice-over PowerPoint on how to access iReady instruction can be watched here: https://youtu.be/bOToGPvlRi4

OHES Summer Reading Program

For more information, visit: FCPS Summer Learning Webpage

Online Summer Arts Enrichment Program Moving?

If you are moving and will not be with Orange Hunt ES in the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu.  

Student Registration

Schools remain closed to families; however, if you have a rising kindergartner or other new student to register, we would like to do a preliminary registration now.  If you know of any families that would be new to Orange Hunt (that have rising kindergartners or students in grades 1-6), please forward this information to them.  Early registration for next year is important as it supports the number of teachers for which we are staffed.  

To register your child for school, please email laakofiohite@fcps.edu with “Registration” in the subject line.  If you are able to fill out the registration packet online, save it to your device, and attach it to the email to send back to us, that is the preferred option.  If you are not able to do that, please let us know when you might be available for a phone interview. 

After we receive your email, we will reach out with any additional questions. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu.

Yearbooks

We are still waiting for information from Lifetouch to find out when the Yearbooks will be made available and how they will be distributed to our families. We will update you all when we learn more.

Important Dates:

August 25: First day of school

 

Your Partners In Education

We miss all of you and hope you are doing well and staying safe!

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

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THANK YOU for your smiles, signs, and well wishes! If you still need your things, please stop by Tuesday, June 9, 2020 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to door 1 Barnes and Noble Book Fair

Unfortunately, we are unable to do our Barnes and Noble book fair in person this year,but are offering a virtual book fair to allow families to buy some books while supporting the reading program at Orange Hunt.

Barnes and Noble is open from 12 – 6:30 on Sundays and 11-6 on weekdays. You can also shop online. For both in store and online, give the number 12596987 at check out and Orange Hunt will get a percentage of the sale, for the period 6/8 – 6/14.

Student Material Pick Up

If you missed us last week, do not worry you, can still come and get your belongings.  Please come to door 1, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from        3:00 pm-4:00 pm.  If you do not want your child's items, please contact your child's teacher and let them know.

Moving?

If you are moving and will not be with Orange Hunt ES in the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu.  

Student Registration

Schools remain closed to families; however, if you have a rising kindergartner or other new student to register, we would like to do a preliminary registration now.  If you know of any families that would be new to Orange Hunt (that have rising kindergartners or students in grades 1-6), please forward this information to them.  Early registration for next year is important as it supports the number of teachers for which we are staffed.  

To register your child for school, please email laakofiohite@fcps.edu with “Registration” in the subject line.  If you are able to fill out the registration packet online, save it to your device, and attach it to the email to send back to us, that is the preferred option.  If you are not able to do that, please let us know when you might be available for a phone interview. 

After we receive your email, we will reach out with any additional questions. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu.

Important Dates:

June 8-14: Barnes and Noble OHES Book Fair. (online or in store)

June 9: Pick up of materials if you have not yet. (3:00 pm -4:00 pm)

June 9: 6th grade promotion via BBC 1:00 pm

June 11: Last Day of live teacher sessions

June 12: Last Day of School 

Your Partners In Education

We miss all of you and hope you are doing well and staying safe!

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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THANK YOU for your smiles, signs, and well wishes! If you still need your things, please stop by Tuesday, June 9, 2020 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to door 1 Student Material Pick Up

If you missed us last week, do not worry you, can still come and get your belongings.  Please come to door 1, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from        3:00 pm-4:00 pm.  If you do not want your child's items, please contact your child's teacher and let them know.

Moving?

If you are moving and will not be with Orange Hunt ES in the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu.  

Student Registration

Schools remain closed to families; however, if you have a rising kindergartner or other new student to register, we would like to do a preliminary registration now.  If you know of any families that would be new to Orange Hunt (that have rising kindergartners or students in grades 1-6), please forward this information to them.  Early registration for next year is important as it supports the number of teachers for which we are staffed.  

To register your child for school, please email laakofiohite@fcps.edu with “Registration” in the subject line.  If you are able to fill out the registration packet online, save it to your device, and attach it to the email to send back to us, that is the preferred option.  If you are not able to do that, please let us know when you might be available for a phone interview. 

After we receive your email, we will reach out with any additional questions. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu.

Family Resources

FCPS Office of Psychology Services

https://twitter.com/FCPSPsychs

FCPS parents may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation w/ a school psychologist or school social worker, for themselves or their middle/high school student to receive guidance on how to support their child’s emotional well-being during their time away from school.

Inova’s preparedness for COVID-19:  

inova.org/covid19

FCPS Providing Mental Wellness Service for Students and Families

Mental Wellness Service

Our Playground, Courts & Field are Closed

Because it's important to maintain physical distancing to stop the spread of COVID 19, our basketball court, playground and field are closed at all times. There are no pets allowed at any time. We encourage families to get fresh air and exercise by going for walks and playing in their own yard. 

Resources for you and your family

Here are links to resources from FCPS:

Important Dates:

June 9: Pick up of materials if you have not yet. (3:00 pm -4:00 pm)

June 9: 6th grade promotion via BBC 1:00 pm

June 11: Last Day of live teacher sessions

June 12: Last Day of School 

Your Partners In Education

We miss all of you and hope you are doing well and staying safe!

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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We had a wonderful day with pick up for K,1,2 and 3.  Please add your child's teacher's name to your signs!  The signs help the process to keep moving!  THANK YOU for your smiles, signs, and well wishes!  We will see grades 4 and 5 tomorrow (1-3)! A message from your Principals

Dear Families,

Our Orange Hunt staff has worked really hard and we are READY for our OWLS!  Please understand that during this process, some unmarked items may not have been able to be identified as belonging to a particular student.

We will be hosting the required contactless vehicle drive-thru pick up of these items by grade level.  If you have multiple children at Orange Hunt, you will only need to go through the drive-through once. Choose one of your child’s assigned grade level times, and you will be able to retrieve and/or drop off items for all your children at that time. Please see the schedule and map below:

  • 4th Grade and 5th Grade - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • 6th Grade – Thursday, June 4, 2020 (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

At this time, you will only be able to pick up your child’s belongings and drop items off. Items for drop-off include library books and take-home reading books from classrooms (please sort and place in Ziplock bags with your child’s name and the teacher’s name on the bag and label “library” or “classroom.” If you have more than one child, please make a separate Ziplock labeled bags for them.  We will collect patrol belts (Ziplock with student name), and instruments from 6th graders and students who are moving.

With the COVID-19 shutdown, yearbooks will be delayed by the company in getting them to us.  They will not arrive until July.  At that time, we will send information on how you will receive them. Therefore, they will not be in your child’s bag at pick-up.

To keep us all safe during this time, the pick-up of items will be contactless. Please follow the protocols listed below to ensure the safety of all students, families, and staff. 

  1. You will need to use your vehicle for pick up. Please do not walk to the school to get your child(ren)’s items. If you need to walk, please contact the school to arrange another day for item pick-up.
  2. Enter the school parking lot and follow the Kiss ‘N Ride line by making a right from Sydenstricker Rd. into the parking lot. For safety reasons, we ask that you not make the left-hand turn from Sydenstricker Rd.
  1. Pull into the Kiss-and-Ride loop and stop at the cones and staff that is present.. Please stay in your car. There will be a staff member with a walkie-talkie. Have a sheet of paper with teacher's nameeach child’s last name, first name, and grade level on your dashboard or passenger side of the car. This will be helpful as you make your way through the pick-up line. We will also ask for you to roll down your passenger window and give your child(ren)’s  teachers (s) , and child(ren)'s name(s).
  2. Pull your car down to the Kiss-and-Ride door (Door 8). There will be a sign labeled “Drop-Off.” There will be a cart for library book drop off, a box for take-home reading drop off, a box for classroom library books (please ensure that the teacher’s name is written in the book), a bin for patrol belts at this door, and instruments from 6th graders and students who are moving. There will also be a staff member present to remove the things from your trunk. Please make sure all items are marked clearly that need to come out of your trunk. The staff member will shut your trunk.
  3. Proceed forward through the line and make a sharp right-hand turn into the bus loop. The Sign will show a, “Right Arrow.”
  4. Drive around to the front of the school towards the main entrance (Door 1). Pull up to the signs labeled 1,2,3 adn 4. Your child(ren)’s items will be placed in your trunk by a staff member. Do not get out of your car. Please unlock your trunk or open it remotely for the staff member. Prior to coming to the pick-up, be sure that the trunk has room for the items.

Finally, teachers will continue to provide synchronous instruction and virtual office hours during this process. If your family is moving and will be leaving the area prior to the end of the school year, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu  to coordinate an earlier pick-up and start the transfer process.

Have a safe and healthy week, ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Mrs. Tuttle, Mrs. Austin, and Dr. Tempel-Milner

Student Registration

Schools remain closed to families; however, if you have a rising kindergartner or other new student to register, we would like to do a preliminary registration now.  If you know of any families that would be new to Orange Hunt (that have rising kindergartners or students in grades 1-6), please forward this information to them.  Early registration for next year is important as it supports the number of teachers for which we are staffed.  

To register your child for school, please email laakofiohite@fcps.edu with “Registration” in the subject line.  If you are able to fill out the registration packet online, save it to your device, and attach it to the email to send back to us, that is the preferred option.  If you are not able to do that, please let us know when you might be available for a phone interview. 

After we receive your email, we will reach out with any additional questions. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu.

Family Resources

FCPS Office of Psychology Services

https://twitter.com/FCPSPsychs

FCPS parents may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation w/ a school psychologist or school social worker, for themselves or their middle/high school student to receive guidance on how to support their child’s emotional well-being during their time away from school.

Inova’s preparedness for COVID-19:  

inova.org/covid19

FCPS Providing Mental Wellness Service for Students and Families

Mental Wellness Service

Our Playground, Courts & Field are Closed

Because it's important to maintain physical distancing to stop the spread of COVID 19, our basketball court, playground and field are closed at all times. There are no pets allowed at any time. We encourage families to get fresh air and exercise by going for walks and playing in their own yard. 

Resources for you and your family

Here are links to resources from FCPS:

Important Dates:

June 2-4: Drive-thru drop off and pick up of student materials

June 11: Last Day of live teacher sessions

June 12: Last Day of School 

Your Partners In Education

We miss all of you and hope you are doing well and staying safe!

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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We are ready to return our Owls' belongings!! A message from your Principals

Dear Families,

Our Orange Hunt staff has worked really hard and we are READY for our OWLS! Please understand that during this process, some unmarked items may not have been able to be identified as belonging to a particular student.

We will be hosting the required contactless vehicle drive-thru pick up of these items by grade level.  If you have multiple children at Orange Hunt, you will only need to go through the drive-through once. Choose one of your child’s assigned grade level times, and you will be able to retrieve and/or drop off items for all your children at that time. Please see the schedule and map below:

  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade – Tuesday, June 2, 2020 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade - Tuesday, June 2, 2020 (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • 4th Grade and 5th Grade - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • 6th Grade – Thursday, June 4, 2020 (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

At this time, you will only be able to pick up your child’s belongings and drop items off. Items for drop-off include library books and take-home reading books from classrooms (please sort and place in Ziplock bags with your child’s name and the teacher’s name on the bag and label “library” or “classroom.” If you have more than one child, please make a separate Ziplock labeled bags for them.  We will collect patrol belts (Ziplock with student name), and instruments from 6th graders and students who are moving.

With the COVID-19 shutdown, yearbooks will be delayed by the company in getting them to us.  They will not arrive until July.  At that time, we will send information on how you will receive them. Therefore, they will not be in your child’s bag at pick-up.

To keep us all safe during this time, the pick-up of items will be contactless. Please follow the protocols listed below to ensure the safety of all students, families, and staff. 

  1. You will need to use your vehicle for pick up. Please do not walk to the school to get your child(ren)’s items. If you need to walk, please contact the school to arrange another day for item pick-up.
  2. Enter the school parking lot and follow the Kiss ‘N Ride line by making a right from Sydenstricker Rd. into the parking lot. For safety reasons, we ask that you not make the left-hand turn from Sydenstricker Rd.
  1. Pull into the Kiss-and-Ride loop and stop at the sign labeled, “Check-In” near Door 6. Please stay in your car. There will be a staff member with a walkie-talkie. Have a sheet of paper with each child’s last name, first name, and grade level on your dashboard. This will be helpful as you make your way through the pick-up line. We will also ask for you to roll down your passenger window and give your child(ren)’s name, grade, and teacher name to that staff member.
  2. Pull your car down to the Kiss-and-Ride door (Door 7). There will be a sign labeled “Drop-Off.” There will be a cart for library book drop off, a box for take-home reading drop off, a box for classroom library books (please ensure that the teacher’s name is written in the book), a bin for patrol belts at this door, and instruments from 6th graders and students who are moving. There will also be a staff member present to remove the things from your trunk. Please make sure all items are marked clearly that need to come out of your trunk. The staff member will shut your trunk.
  3. Proceed forward through the line and make a sharp right-hand turn into the bus loop. The Sign will say, “Turn Right.”
  4. Drive around to the front of the school towards the main entrance (Door 1). Pull up to the next sign labeled “Item Pick-Up.” Your child(ren)’s items will be placed in your trunk by a staff member. Do not get out of your car. Please unlock your trunk or open it remotely for the staff member. Prior to coming to the pick-up, be sure that the trunk has room for the items.

Finally, teachers will continue to provide synchronous instruction and virtual office hours during this process. If your family is moving and will be leaving the area prior to the end of the school year, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu  to coordinate an earlier pick-up and start the transfer process.

Have a safe and healthy week, ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Mrs. Tuttle, Mrs. Austin, and Dr. Tempel-Milner

Student Registration

Schools remain closed to families; however, if you have a rising kindergartner or other new student to register, we would like to do a preliminary registration now.  If you know of any families that would be new to Orange Hunt (that have rising kindergartners or students in grades 1-6), please forward this information to them.  Early registration for next year is important as it supports the number of teachers for which we are staffed.  

To register your child for school, please email laakofiohite@fcps.edu with “Registration” in the subject line.  If you are able to fill out the registration packet online, save it to your device, and attach it to the email to send back to us, that is the preferred option.  If you are not able to do that, please let us know when you might be available for a phone interview. 

After we receive your email, we will reach out with any additional questions. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu.

Family Resources

FCPS Office of Psychology Services

https://twitter.com/FCPSPsychs

FCPS parents may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation w/ a school psychologist or school social worker, for themselves or their middle/high school student to receive guidance on how to support their child’s emotional well-being during their time away from school.

Inova’s preparedness for COVID-19:  

inova.org/covid19

FCPS Providing Mental Wellness Service for Students and Families

Mental Wellness Service

Our Playground, Courts & Field are Closed

Because it's important to maintain physical distancing to stop the spread of COVID 19, our basketball court, playground and field are closed at all times. There are no pets allowed at any time. We encourage families to get fresh air and exercise by going for walks and playing in their own yard. 

Resources for you and your family

Here are links to resources from FCPS:

Important Dates:

June 2-4: Drive-thru drop off and pick up of student materials

June 11: Last Day of live teacher sessions

June 12: Last Day of School 

Your Partners In Education

We miss all of you and hope you are doing well and staying safe!

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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A message from your Principals

Dear Families,

Our Orange Hunt staff is working hard this week and next to pack-up classrooms. While at school, staff members have collected and bagged up all items from student desks, classroom cubbies, and around the room. Please understand that during this process, some unmarked items may not have been able to be identified as belonging to a particular student.

We will be hosting the required contactless vehicle drive-thru pick up of these items by grade level.  If you have multiple children at Orange Hunt, you will only need to go through the drive-through once. Choose one of your child’s assigned grade level times, and you will be able to retrieve and/or drop off items for all your children at that time. Please see the schedule and map below:

  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade – Tuesday, June 2, 2020 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade - Tuesday, June 2, 2020 (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • 4th Grade and 5th Grade - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • 6th Grade – Thursday, June 4, 2020 (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

At this time, you will only be able to pick up your child’s belongings and drop items off. Items for drop-off include library books and take-home reading books from classrooms (please sort and place in Ziplock bags with your child’s name and the teacher’s name on the bag and label “library” or “classroom.” If you have more than one child, please make a separate Ziplock labeled bags for them.  We will collect patrol belts (Ziplock with student name), and instruments from 6th graders and students who are moving.

With the COVID-19 shutdown, yearbooks will be delayed by the company in getting them to us.  They will not arrive until July.  At that time, we will send information on how you will receive them. Therefore, they will not be in your child’s bag at pick-up.

To keep us all safe during this time, the pick-up of items will be contactless. Please follow the protocols listed below to ensure the safety of all students, families, and staff. 

  1. You will need to use your vehicle for pick up. Please do not walk to the school to get your child(ren)’s items. If you need to walk, please contact the school to arrange another day for item pick-up.
  2. Enter the school parking lot and follow the Kiss ‘N Ride line by making a right from Sydenstricker Rd. into the parking lot. For safety reasons, we ask that you not make the left-hand turn from Sydenstricker Rd.
  1. Pull into the Kiss-and-Ride loop and stop at the sign labeled, “Check-In” near Door 6. Please stay in your car. There will be a staff member with a walkie-talkie. Have a sheet of paper with each child’s last name, first name, and grade level on your dashboard. This will be helpful as you make your way through the pick-up line. We will also ask for you to roll down your passenger window and give your child(ren)’s name, grade, and teacher name to that staff member.
  2. Pull your car down to the Kiss-and-Ride door (Door 7). There will be a sign labeled “Drop-Off.” There will be a cart for library book drop off, a box for take-home reading drop off, a box for classroom library books (please ensure that the teacher’s name is written in the book), a bin for patrol belts at this door, and instruments from 6th graders and students who are moving. There will also be a staff member present to remove the things from your trunk. Please make sure all items are marked clearly that need to come out of your trunk. The staff member will shut your trunk.
  3. Proceed forward through the line and make a sharp right-hand turn into the bus loop. The Sign will say, “Turn Right.”
  4. Drive around to the front of the school towards the main entrance (Door 1). Pull up to the next sign labeled “Item Pick-Up.” Your child(ren)’s items will be placed in your trunk by a staff member. Do not get out of your car. Please unlock your trunk or open it remotely for the staff member. Prior to coming to the pick-up, be sure that the trunk has room for the items.

Finally, teachers will continue to provide synchronous instruction and virtual office hours during this process. If your family is moving and will be leaving the area prior to the end of the school year, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu  to coordinate an earlier pick-up and start the transfer process.

Have a safe and healthy week, ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Mrs. Tuttle, Mrs. Austin, and Dr. Tempel-Milner

PTA Meeting Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 pm

Our last PTA meeting of the school year will be held virtually on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 pm. You can find the draft agenda here. We will be using GoToMeeting. To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/981225141

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.

Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.com

Meeting ID: 981 225 141

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/981225141

Student Registration

Schools remain closed to families; however, if you have a rising kindergartner or other new student to register, we would like to do a preliminary registration now.  If you know of any families that would be new to Orange Hunt (that have rising kindergartners or students in grades 1-6), please forward this information to them.  Early registration for next year is important as it supports the number of teachers for which we are staffed.  

To register your child for school, please email laakofiohite@fcps.edu with “Registration” in the subject line.  If you are able to fill out the registration packet online, save it to your device, and attach it to the email to send back to us, that is the preferred option.  If you are not able to do that, please let us know when you might be available for a phone interview. 

After we receive your email, we will reach out with any additional questions. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact Lesley Akofio-Hite, our registrar, at laakofiohite@fcps.edu.

Family Resources

FCPS Office of Psychology Services

https://twitter.com/FCPSPsychs

FCPS parents may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation w/ a school psychologist or school social worker, for themselves or their middle/high school student to receive guidance on how to support their child’s emotional well-being during their time away from school.

Inova’s preparedness for COVID-19:  

inova.org/covid19

FCPS Providing Mental Wellness Service for Students and Families

Mental Wellness Service

Our Playground, Courts & Field are Closed

Because it's important to maintain physical distancing to stop the spread of COVID 19, our basketball court, playground and field are closed at all times. There are no pets allowed at any time. We encourage families to get fresh air and exercise by going for walks and playing in their own yard. 

Resources for you and your family

Here are links to resources from FCPS:

Important Dates:

May 21: PTA meeting 7pm

May 25:  Memorial Day Holiday

June 2-4: Drive-thru drop off and pick up of student materials

June 11: Last Day of live teacher sessions

June 12: Last Day of School 

Your Partners In Education

We miss all of you and hope you are doing well and staying safe!

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

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A message from your Principals

Greetings Families,

We want to start by saying a huge thank you to you- our parents and caregivers. We know that you have been trying to make Distance Learning work on your end, and we appreciate it. This is a new endeavor for all of us, and we hope we can continue to build consistent routines as we continue our school year.

We have been working very hard behind the scenes so that we can continue to provide opportunities for students to connect with teachers and classmates. The backbone of our instruction is the asynchronous opportunities our staff is providing to students. The benefits of the asynchronous material are it allows students to learn on their time, and instructional materials can be accessed by students and families at times that best work for their schedules.

Our staff continues to be a model of professionalism and positivity as they adapt to Distance Learning while balancing the demands of their personal lives. I want to say a special "Thank You" to our School-Based Technology Specialist (SBTS), Vince Wang. He has worked tirelessly to support staff and families through the challenges of Distance Learning. We are fortunate to have Vince as part of our OHES community. 

We want to thank you for everything you are doing to support distance learning at home. We had four excellent days of learning this week. Routines have begun, schedules are in place, and most technology bumps have been worked out by staff and students. If your child is still experiencing any technology issues, please send an email to his/her teacher so they can support you. Please take care and stay safe.

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle, Kate Austin and Megan Tempel-Milner

Staff Appreciation!

This is officially Staff Appreciation week. Our staff loves your children and work tirelessly to provide them with their best. Please take the time this week to let the staff know just how thankful you are for the work that they do.

For the fifth year, the Virginia Lottery is encouraging students, parents and the general public to send thank you notes to Virginia's deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 – 8. Your favorite teacher could win a Virginia vacation and prizes for your school! Make your favorite teacher smile with a digital thank-you note featuring custom artwork by the three student art contest winners.

Student Registration

Schools remain closed to families; however, if you have a rising kindergartner or other new student to register, we would like to do a preliminary registration now.  If you know of any families that would be new to Orange Hunt (that have rising kindergartners or students in grades 1-6), please forward this information to them.  Early registration for next year is important as it supports the number of teachers for which we are staffed.  

To register your child for school, please email laakofiohite@fcps.edu  with “Registration” in the subject line.  If you are able to fill out the registration packet online, save it to your device, and attach it to the email to send back to us, that is the preferred option.  If you are not able to do that, please let us know when you might be available for a phone interview.  After we receive your email, we will reach out with any additional questions. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please email Mrs. Hite.

Family Resources

FCPS Office of Psychology Services

https://twitter.com/FCPSPsychs

FCPS parents may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation w/ a school psychologist or school social worker, for themselves or their middle/high school student to receive guidance on how to support their child’s emotional well-being during their time away from school.

Inova’s preparedness for COVID-19:  

inova.org/covid19

FCPS Providing Mental Wellness Service for Students and Families

Mental Wellness Service

Our Playground, Courts & Field are Closed

Because it's important to maintain physical distancing to stop the spread of COVID 19, our basketball court, playground and field are closed at all times. There are no pets allowed at any time. We encourage families to get fresh air and exercise by going for walks and playing in their own yard. 

Resources for you and your family

Here are links to resources from FCPS:

Important Dates:

May 25:  Memorial Day Holiday

June 12: Last Day of School 

Your Partners In Education

We miss all of you and hope you are doing well and staying safe!

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Stay updated on social media!  We will post on Facebook and Twitter.  We are excited to celebrate with you this month.  Check out the weekly family challenges too!

Stay Informed - Updates on Distance Learning Plan and COVID-19

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/distance-learning/instruction/learning-at-home

April 5 - Recently updated information in bold italics

FCPS Office of Psychology Services

https://twitter.com/FCPSPsychs

FCPS parents may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation w/ a school psychologist or school social worker, for themselves or their middle/high school student to receive guidance on how to support their child’s emotional well-being during their time away from school.

Inova’s preparedness for COVID-19:  

inova.org/covid19

FCPS Providing Mental Wellness Service for Students and Families

Mental Wellness Service

 

Spirit Days!

Check out the flyer above!

Our Playground, Courts & Field are Closed

Because it's important to maintain physical distancing to stop the spread of COVID 19, our basketball court, playground and field are closed at all times. There are no pets allowed at any time. We encourage families to get fresh air and exercise by going for walks and playing in their own yard. 

Your Partners In Education

We miss all of you and hope you are doing well and staying safe!

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle                     kmtuttle@fcps.edu

Kate Austin                      kbaustin@fcps.edu

Megan Tempel-Milner      metempelmiln@fcps.edu

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, VA 22152 | Phone: 703.913.6800

Attendance: 703.913.6868 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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