Whittier News

August 10, 2020

Student Planning Profiles - Please complete for each Whittier student

Dear Whittier Elementary Parent/Guardian:

We are so excited for the 2020-21 school year! Virtual learning starts for all FCPS students and staff on August 31. We need to hear from you as we plan for a successful school year.

For the upcoming school year, we need you to complete a student planning profile for each child that will attend Whittier Elementary School.

To access Whittier's Student Planning Profile, click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHES-RegIntent

This information is critical to adequately prepare for your child's instruction. You must complete one profile for each child that is enrolled in an FCPS school. If you have children in another FCPS school, you will receive communication from that school with a different link.

Please complete this profile by Monday, August 17.

If you have any questions, please contact our school's front office for assistance.

Estimado padre / tutor de Whittier Elementary:

¡Estamos muy emocionados por el año escolar 2020-21! El aprendizaje virtual comienza para todos los estudiantes y el personal de FCPS el 31 de agosto. Necesitamos saber de usted mientras planificamos un año escolar exitoso.

Para el próximo año escolar, necesitamos que complete un perfil de planificación estudiantil para cada niño que asistirá a Whittier Elementary School.

Para acceder al perfil de planificación del estudiantil de [Name of School], haga clic en el siguiente enlace: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHES-RegIntent

Esta información es fundamental para prepararse adecuadamente para la instrucción de su hijo. Debe completar un perfil para cada niño que esté inscrito en una escuela FCPS. Si tiene hijos en otra escuela de FCPS, recibirá comunicación de esa escuela con un enlace diferente.

Por favor complete este perfil antes del lunes 17 de agosto.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la oficina principal de nuestra escuela para obtener ayuda.

Summer Update # 3

Dear Whittier Community,

I hope that you continue to be in good health and are enjoying the summer as much as possible. Many of you are no doubt grappling with the questions about what school is going to look like for your students. While we don't have answers to every question, I do want to make sure I address those things that are known at this point.

Device access:

If your student was provided a Chromebook in the spring, please plan to hold onto it during the duration of virtual learning. If your family needs devices, we will be taking care of that need. You will provide responses about your technology needs in the Planning Profile Survey below.

Teacher Assignments:

We will mail out teacher assignments on the week of August 17th.

Learning Schedules and Orientation:

In your teacher assignment letter you will also receive a learning schedule for your student(s). This will involve some live instruction each day through GoogleMeet and will also include offline learning assignments.

When you receive the planned schedule, please review and think about how it will work for your student(s) and your family. Open communication and positive problem-solving with school staff will send a very strong message to our students that the adults will work together to help solve these challenges.

Each teacher will have orientation activities for their students and for families to make sure that we are all on the same page.

I am available to respond to any questions that you may have. You can email me directly from the link below or call the front office at 240 236 3100. You may also follow me on Twitter @fcpsOhEithir. I am here to serve and to help.


Mr. OhEithir, Principal

Whittier Elementary School - Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Please use Find Out First for up-to-date FCPS and WHES news.

We will also communicate through our school website

Follow me on Twitter @fcpsOhEithir where I will communicate school news and happenings