The Latest News: August 19, 2022

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Message from Ms. Aiello

Dear Hutchison Families,

We loved seeing all of our eagles and families yesterday! Our team at Hutchison Elementary School is excited to welcome students back into the building for another year of learning and making new connections.

Safety & Arrival Procedures

Families will not be permitted to enter the building on the first day of school. Please wave, hug, and cheer your child on from the Bus Stop, Kiss & Ride line, or Walker line (at Door 7). Just a reminder, all walkers & parent drop-off will enter the building by Door 7.

Ms. Aiello


In this update you will find the following information:

  • SOL Test Results
  • Community Conversations with Dr. Reid
  • COVID Updates

Sarah C. Aiello


8/15/22 Community Video
Classes at the Herndon Community Center

Classes in September and October

August Calendar

2022-23 Hutchison Community Calendar

SOL Test Results

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has announced 2021-22 Standards of Learning (SOL) data for school divisions that shows Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has made steady progress towards a return to pre-pandemic levels.

FCPS annual pass rates for 2022 indicate that, while the road to recovery continues, FCPS students made promising gains in reading, mathematics, and science over the course of the 2022 school year. Read more about our plans for continued improvement of the SOL pass rates.

Ms. Aiello will host a meeting around Hutchison's SOL scores, our schoolwide initiatives and innovation plan to continue to support the learning needs of all students.

Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

The Superintendent Community Conversations are being posted to this page as they are scheduled.


COVID Updates

Earlier this week, FCPS sent an update on COVID-19 layered prevention strategies that will continue to be in place this school year. While we had hoped that the pandemic would be behind us, it seems that COVID will be something we must manage as a community for the foreseeable future. FCPS will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local health experts when determining the layered prevention strategies that are needed to keep our schools safe and open for learning. It is important that we all work together towards this goal.

Highlights from that guidance include:

  • FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school.

  • The 5 Day Isolation Period will continue for COVID positive students and staff.

  • The CDC recommends the COVID vaccine as a safe and effective way of significantly lowering your risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death if you get infected. Vaccines are now available for our youngest students. However, COVID vaccines are not part of the required immunizations for school entry.

  • At this time, masks are not required. The current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Fairfax County is low. However, should the community level rise to “high,” FCPS would then require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles; except while actively eating/drinking). The Code of Virginia allows parents/legal guardians to elect for their child not to wear a face covering while on school property.

  • Diagnostic testing will be available beginning Tuesday, August 16, for FCPS students and staff who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Information on diagnostic testing will continue to be updated on our website.

  • FCPS will no longer send a daily or weekly COVID case update. Parents/Guardians will only receive an email from their child’s school when several cases of COVID-19 occur in a single classroom, sports team, or extracurricular activity within a 14-day period. Individual case reports will be available on the FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard on our website.

To stay up to date, please continue to review our Health and Safety Guidance on our website.

Immunization Reminders

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations.

Please talk with your family health care provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible.

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Point of Contact: Magda Calancha Vargas 703-925-8305 mjcalanchava@fcps.edu