Fulks Run Elementary School

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EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Get Your FREE Smart Thermometer!


Nurse Melissa is sharing a great opportunity for FRES families. FRES has partnered with Kinsa's FLUency School Health Program this year! Follow the directions to sign up with the mobile app and receive a FREE smart thermometer!

Text FLUENCY TO 900900! Open the link to download the free Kinsa app. *

Finish signing up with our school (Fulks Run Elementary) in the Kinsa app to get your free thermometer. Nurse Melissa Lowe will distribute the thermometers when they arrive at FRES.



*Messages and data rates may apply. You can always text STOP to end messages.

FRES Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow, September 10th, is the FIRST day of school for Kg-5th grade! We are excited to welcome all of our kids back to school tomorrow both in-person and virtually. Our doors will open at 8am and dismissal is at 3pm. I wanted to send a couple of “Night Before” reminders.

For PreK:

  1. Get ready for your first day of school on Monday, September 14th!!
  2. Ensure that your student has their backpack, water bottle and mask ready for Monday
  3. Preview this video https://youtu.be/7HjEVpoy554

For Kg-1st Grade and In-person internet users

  1. Ensure that your student has their backpack, water bottle and mask ready for the next day,
  2. Preview this video https://youtu.be/7HjEVpoy554
  3. Get a good night’s rest!

For 2-5 Virtual Learners

  1. Make sure you have set up Seesaw.
  2. Review the daily online learning schedule.
  3. Ensure that your child has all of their passwords, bookmarked key websites, and have their links for the day.
  4. Check to see that your child’s device is plugged in and charging to be ready for the first day.

This is the link to Tech Support for Students/Parents: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwsNBr9Glev0vGCylZl_XCw34iZOCVxYGT1DUL2I0IdB1D_A/viewform

Alisa Sims, Principal

Welcome PK - 1 Students!

We are so excited for the arrival of our PK - 1 students next Thursday! Take a sneak peek of the classrooms that have been set up for their learning!
Welcome to Prek 2020
Kindergarten 20-21
Find more back to school and student Chromebook or iPad device support info on our Parent Resources page.




FRES Parents & Guardians,



When you come to pick up your child's mobile device, you will be given a copy of the RCPS Mobile Device Agreement to read and sign. After you have signed the agreement form a staff member will bring the device and other materials for your child to your vehicle.



You may print, read, and sign the agreement to bring with you.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kYrmZZgaxi-rciEW7Q7DmpLDHWmh9Nu_/view?usp=sharing



https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lYGHx6WZIFDNPGcKAt_VKmJOGs4c34E8/view?usp=sharing

FRES Back to School Information

FRES Parents and Guardians,


I know that you all have been eagerly awaiting “Back to School” information for the 20-21 school year. Thank you for your patience. I know that this year has been difficult and that there seems like no right answer. Below is our “Back To School” information broken down by grade level. If your student is coming to school to access our internet you will follow the information under your student’s grade level. If you have any questions, please reach out to us through email at asims@rockingham.k12.va.us or by phone at 896-7635.


PreK, Kg, 1st Grade:



  • Who is My Teacher: Our PreK students will be split into two rooms with Ms. Fix and Ms. McGee working with both rooms. Mrs. Flick and Mrs. Short will be teaching our Kg students and reaching out to those families to set up a “Meet the Teacher” appointment. Our 1st Grade students will be split into three “neighborhoods” with all of our 1st grade teachers and assistants working with all three first grade neighborhood groups.


  • Meet The Teacher: PreK and Kg teachers are calling to set up appointments for Meet the Teacher. New students to FRES who are in 1st grade will also be invited in by appointment. We are asking families to limit the number of adults accompanying the student to two adults per child. We are also asking that you visit your student’s classroom only and not stop by additional teachers’ classrooms


  • Drop off and Pick up: Students should be dropped off in the morning between 8:00am-8:15am. This year parents are being asked not to walk their student to their classroom. For afternoon pick up, we are asking that parents pull up to the door outside of the cafeteria and a staff member there will radio into the cafeteria for your child.


  • Bus Information: We will be sending out pick up and drop off times as soon as we get them from the transportation office.


  • What Your Child Needs: Families will need to provide a backpack, mask, and a water bottle. FRES PTA has provided all other school supplies that your child will need!


  • Breakfast and Lunch: Students will have an opportunity to get breakfast here at school each morning, and they will transition to the cafeteria for lunch each day.


  • Take Home Meals: All students who are in school on Tuesday have the opportunity to take-home breakfast and lunch meals for Wednesday each week. Full-paying meals will cost $1.25 for each breakfast, and $2.40 for each lunch. Paying parents are encouraged to pre-pay for meals using www.myschoolbucks.com.


2nd – 5th Grade:



  • Who is My Teacher:



    • 2nd Grade – Mrs. Ritchie


    • 3rd Grade – Mrs. Fox


    • 4th Grade – Ms. Mathias


    • 5th Grade – Mrs. Smith


  • Meet The Teacher: Classroom teachers may be holding a virtual “Meet The Teacher” through Zoom. They will be communicating with families regarding dates and times. Teachers will contact NEW FRES students to arrange an appointment time for you to visit our school.


  • When Do I Pick Up My Device: We will be offering a curbside pick-up through our front loop. We are asking that parents pull through the front loop, stay in their vehicle and a staff member will be there to assist you. Students do not need to be present to pick up the information and device. Parent/Guardians will be asked to read and sign the RCPS Device Agreement upon picking up the device. Students in grades 2nd and 3rd will receive an IPad and students in 4th and 5th grades will receive a Chromebook. You will also receive classroom information, Art kit, Library "How To", and additional online learning information. We highly encourage families to test their internet capabilities and work through the “How to Guide” as soon as possible after receiving their device to ensure they are ready for the first day of school.



    • September 3rd: Noon – 7pm


    • September 4th: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm



  • Take Home Meals: Mondays and Thursdays from 3-6 PM we will offer meals for Rockingham County Public school students. These meals will be offered for free/reduced and full-paying students. Meals will cost $1.25 for each breakfast, and $2.40 for each lunch. Paying parents are encouraged to pre-pay for meals using www.myschoolbucks.com.


  • Students who are coming to FRES for internet access from 8am - noon, can be dropped off between 8am-8:15am. If your students is riding the bus, we will provide bus information as soon as we receive it from transportation.


Home Learning Academy:



  • Who is My Teacher: Teachers will be contacting their students through email/phone calls next week.


  • When Do I Pick Up My Device: FRES students who are enrolled in the Home Learning Academy will pick their device up at FRES. We will be offering a curbside pick-up through our front loop. We are asking that parents pull through the front loop, stay in their vehicle and a staff member will be there to assist you. Students do not need to be present to pick up the information and device. Parent/Guardians will be asked to read and sign the RCPS Device Agreement upon picking up the device. Students in grades 2nd and 3rd will receive an IPad and students in 4th and 5th grades will receive a Chromebook. We highly encourage families to test their internet capabilities and work through the “How to Guide” as soon as possible after receiving their device to ensure they are ready for the first day of school.


    • September 3rd: Noon – 7pm


    • September 4th: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


  • Take Home Meals: Mondays and Thursdays from 3-6 PM we will offer meals for Rockingham County Public school students. These meals will be offered for free/reduced and full-paying students. Meals will cost $1.25 for each breakfast, and $2.40 for each lunch. Paying parents are encouraged to pre-pay for meals using www.myschoolbucks.com.
Picture of Thank You FRES PTA Flyer

RCPS Reopening Plan

Fall, 2020

We want to keep parents informed about the change in the RCPS reopening plan. Please visit https://www.smore.com/ma8un.


2019/2020 yearbooks are available for $13 each. We will have a yearbook signing event in the summer/fall for all students. We have additional yearbooks that have not been purchased if you or your child would like one. They are $13.00. Checks can be mailed to Fulks Run Elementary or dropped off at the main office area.

2020 Spring Auction Donors

Be sure to thank these donors for supporting FRES when you visit their business!