Updated 5/11/2020 

I have enjoyed being able to continue to meet with students in their classroom Zoom meetings, the grade level Zoom meetings, as well as individual conferences.

Please continue to check for weekly updates via email.  The emails contain Zoom links for the small group Zoom meetings and the Sign-Up Link to the individual conference sign up forms. This week, the Zoom meetings are scheduled for: 


3rd Grade - Tuesday at 3:00 PM (same weekly)
5th Grade - Wednesday at 2:30 PM (same weekly)
4th Grade - Thursday at 3:30 PM (same weekly)
1st/2nd Grades - Friday at 3:30 PM (either Monday or Fridays)

Updated 4/15/2020 
Students and Families,

We hope you all managed to find some time to take a break last week, as we know how much it is needed especially during these often uncertain and stressful times.

Mrs. Shore and I wanted to write a note to update you on where we are right now with regards to special education supports and services.

First, IEP and Eligibility Meetings will still occur virtually.  We have begun holding some of these meetings via Zoom.  If your child’s IEP is up for review prior to the end of the school year we will plan to meet via virtual platforms.  Similarly, as before you will receive the formal Meeting invitation, however via email, please respond letting us know if that time and date work for you.  If that does work, we will send out an email the day before the meeting explaining the process for the virtual meeting and provide the meeting link.

With regards to special education direct services, while services will not be occurring during our time away from school, we wanted to let you know the ways we plan to support you all, as well as our students.

First, we have been trying to make as many of your child’s class zooms as possible and have loved getting to see so many of their sweet faces.

Second, we are collaborating with all classroom teachers to provide visual aids and other resources that may support your student with some of the optional assignments they provided.  You may have already even seen some of these visuals sent via email or posted on class websites.

Third, in an effort to make ourselves available to you all and your child we will be setting up optional individual virtual conferences via the sign up link that was emailed to you. 

If you wish to sign up for a time, this can be to simply catch up, answer questions, or provide any support on concepts or assignments provided by their classroom teacher. We began by creating time slots for the rest of this month but will continue to update for the remainder of the school year. 

Also, we would like to set up a weekly group Zoom call by grade level for any students that may be interested in touching base with myself or Mrs. Shore as well as the peers they see in both of our classrooms.  We will send this link out weekly, however it is recurring.  Feel free to participate if you can!

Lastly, we continue to update our websites with various links and documents that may be beneficial if you are looking for additional activities.  We know how overwhelmed you may already feel with resources currently being provided so this is not intended to overwhelm, but instead just optional supports if needed.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, anytime.

Thanks so much!


Updated 3/24/2020

SCHOOL BUILDINGS CLOSED TO STUDENTS THROUGH JUNE
 – By order of the Governor of Virginia, all Prince William County Public Schools will remain closed to students through the end of the 2019-20 school year (June 2020), due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus).


Updated 3/24/2020

hope you are all doing well during this interesting and uncertain time.   Unfortunately, with the news yesterday, we will not be returning to school in-person for the rest of this school year.  I am saddened by this news and already miss seeing all of the students!  However, students and parents can continue to reach out anytime!

 I would love to hear from you all!  Also, have set up Microsoft Teams and Zoom.  Both platforms allow for video or phone calls.  Please let me know if you or your child would like to set up a time to meet and say hi for a few minutes during the upcoming weeks. 

Ms. Carter
carterL@pwcs.edu