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Back to School 2020-2021 - August 28th

Harper Park Middle School

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Schoology Information and Student Schedules

Your student's classes and teachers for this year are scheduled to be available to you in ParentVUE as of Friday, August 28th. In order to access this, you will need to log onto ParentVUE and complete the Online Verification and to access your child's schedule. Once this is done, we would welcome you to follow the information sent out from the County about Schoology:


Dear Parents,


Loudoun County Public Schools is now using Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that provides one-stop access to everything students need for their learning. Schoology allows students, parents, and teachers to connect and engage, whether learning in school or at a distance. Schoology will be used in all classrooms to ensure that students can access the resources they need for class and provide families the access they need to support their children. You can learn more about using your parent Schoology account by accessing the Parent Schoology Experience. Follow the attached directions to login and enroll.

Internet HotSpots Available - Quantities Limited

Harper Park Middle School is seeking information on which families are in need of an LCPS-issued internet hotspot to assist during the extended closure due to COVID. If you would like to request a mobile internet hotspot, please contact Harper Park Social Worker, Ashley Olson (Ashley.Olson@lcps.org) or Harper Park Parent Liaison, Neldy Negron (neldy.negron@lcps.org). You must be an LCPS student to be eligible to request a device. Quantities are limited. Therefore we plan to evaluate the need with multiple data points to ensure that devices are not distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, but rather to the students with the greatest needs first. Submitting a request does not guarantee that a hotspot will be provided.


The school staff will review and approve all requests. If approved, staff will contact you to inform you how to coordinate the pickup of the device at one of the Hardware Repair Centers starting 9/1/20.


If you do not have cellular coverage in your area, please contact us to discuss alternative options to assist your student(s). "

Virtual Open House and Meet The Administration

Harper Park Middle School will hold a Virtual Open House next Tuesday, September 1st, starting at 10:00 a.m. More information will be sent out prior to the event. Students will be able to view introductory videos from their deans, counselors, and teachers.


At 6:00 p.m., we will host a live stream "Meet the Administration" and give the opportunity for parents to ask questions prior to the event to answer in a town hall format.

Curbside Pick-Up of Student Materials

We will offer the following times for student materials to be picked up next Wednesday, September 2nd and Thursday, September 3rd:


Wednesday, September 2nd: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 3rd: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Student materials to be distributed during curbside pick-up include:

Administrative Items (Student Agendas and 1st Day Folders), Instruments for students to borrow (see separate area below regarding musical instruments), School Supplies that were ordered from Sprout, any paper packets generated by specific departments/subject area, and any Yearbooks/Rising 9th grade t-shirts for students who will be at Heritage this year. See the attached map that will show the locations of the distribution areas.


We recommend that parents follow the schedule listed below to assist in "spreading out" the 1,000 vehicles that we will have come through our school parking lot over this two day stretch.


Please print out the sheet provided below, put your student information in all of the applicable areas, and hold up to the windshield so we can expedite your car through the stations.

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Musical Instrument Information

We are extremely excited to introduce our new band director, Mr. Joel Galway, to the Harper Park community. He will be a true asset to our school and work closely with Heritage High School to help build the band program for the Heritage Cluster. He will work alongside Mrs. DeRosa (Strings & Guitar) and Mr. Jones (Chorus & Guitar) to help provide our students the best music education program available.


If your student is taking one of our music classes and would like more information regarding procedures for instrument rentals, please follow the following links:


For any Band instruments:

Mr. Galway's website can be found here.

(Click on your student's grade level and then the 2020-2021 Band Handbook)


For any Orchestra instruments:

Ms. DeRosa asks that you fill out this form found here.


For any Guitar 7 instruments:

Ms. DeRosa asks that you fill out this form found here.

Student Daily Class Schedule

Below you will find a picture and a clearer file download of the schedule that students will follow when school starts on Tuesday, September 8th. When you see your student's schedule in ParentVue, it will show all 8 Blocks of instruction and a 9th Block titled Advisory. This Advisory class will happen Tuesday - Friday to start the school day and will serve as a homeroom block for administrative purposes for taking attendance etc, but will also serve as an important piece of our Social Emotional Learning for this year. More information will come about this Advisory program.
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School Supplies (if you did not pre-order through Sprout)

Please see the .pdf below if you wish to order your school supplies from a vendor that is not Sprout.

Chromebook Distribution and Technical Support


Newly Enrolled Students

Students who are new to LCPS will pick-up their assigned Chromebooks the week of August 31st at one of the many centralized on-site repair centers available across the district. The locations of these on-site repair centers will be posted to the LCPS website and pick-up of your student’s chromebook will require an appointment. Chromebooks will not be distributed at Harper Park during the Curbside Distribution next week (as previously announced).


Getting Assistance for your computer

Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to reach out to their respective teachers when questions arise with how to use the chromebook or access instructional resources.


The Department of Digital Innovation (DDI) will continue to provide technical support. Staff members and students can receive technical support through one of the following methods:


  • Fill out this form for an appointment by clicking on this link: Repair Appointment
  • Email your question to supportcenter@lcps.org (from your LCPS provided email)
  • Call the Technology Support Center at (571) 252-2112


The Technology Support Center will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Immunizations for 6th and 7th Grade Students in LCPS

Hello Parents,


Please see the following three .pdf links that we have attached regarding immunizations for upcoming 6th and 7th grade students. The 7th grade immunization is mandatory and the State of Virginia requires proof of the immunization from students Health Care Provider in order to start school this Fall.


Thank you for your cooperation!

PTA SPIRIT WEAR

Our PTA is offering spirit wear this year! If you are interested in seeing this year's designs and products, please visit http://Stores.inksoft.com/hpms.