Family Liaison Newsletter #1
WELCOME Cedar Lane Families!
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I am Susan Ruiz, your Family Liaison. My role is to support YOUR FAMILY so that you can best support your child(ren) in his/her education. My hours this year will be Wed-Fri from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. Feel free to stop by or email me for an appointment. I look forward to serving you!!
I will use this monthly newsletter to share opportunities for you and your family both within our school district and within our Loudoun County community.
UPDATE PARENTVUE before school begins
FREE/REDUCED MEAL applications must be completed EVERY new school year
MCKINNEY-VENTO PROGRAM for students without stable housing
The McKinney-Vento program supports students experiencing homelessness by providing educational stability. If your student lacks a fixed, adequate, or regular nighttime residence, they may qualify for McKinney-Vento services. This includes families who are sharing living space with others. This program requires families to RE-APPLY each school year. To apply for this program, complete the online application for the 2023/24 school year.
MOBILE HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS FREE STUDENT PHYSICALS
The LCPS Mobile Health Clinic can help ensure your child has the healthcare support they need to enroll in school! The Mobile Health Clinic provides LCPS students access to school physicals and wellness checks required for school enrollment.
Remaining available dates are Saturday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 22. Find more information here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/249673
FREE backpacks, clothing, furniture, school supplies, breakfast & haircuts!! Children MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE to receive a backpack. Saturday, August 19 from 8:00 - 11:00 am.
FALL SPORTS for your students
JOIN THE PTA
Our Family And Community Engagement Office (FACE), part of our Division of English Learners department, is offering an evening session on Tuesday, August 29th called Navigating ParentVue.
Join in virtually as the Department of Digital Innovation guides families on how to access:
- Bus Information
- Teacher Information
- Grade, Report Cards, Courses, and much more!
Learn more about this opportunity here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/241167
AUGUST 21st - FREE STUDENT HAIRCUTS
In partnership with a charitable organization called In The Gap, Jackson Harlow Beauty Lounge is offering free haircuts on Monday, August 21st from noon to 5 pm.
14 Pidgeon Hill Dr STE 450, Sterling, VA 20165
APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY - see flyer. You must mention In The Gap when making the appointment.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: LoCo Kids Fest, September 4
Crossroads United Methodist Church
In-person classes; child-care available; find info here: https://www.crossroadsnova.org/serve/esl/
Loudoun Literacy Council
Free classes on-line or in person
FOOD RESOURCES in Loudoun County
LHR is a food pantry that provides emergency food and grocery supplies. During your visit, we supply enough food to prepare at least three meals a day for three days for any size family. If necessary, you may receive this service up to once per week.
There are people and organizations in Loudoun County that can help you find something to eat today, and food for your cupboard tomorrow. And the food is free to anyone who needs it.
Catholic Charities believes passionately in a future without hunger. If you are in need of food, please visit our website and find a pantry near you.
Join our Cedar Lane Support Network! Throughout the year, some of our students may need help with items such as school supplies, coats, shoes, food, gift cards, etc. Families may also experience unforeseen life changing events and will need our assistance. Small contributions on an as-needed basis can make a significant difference! Please consider participating in the Cedar Lane Support Network by submitting your contact information below. All volunteers will remain anonymous and will be contacted as the need arises. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/iG3Tf4PyHSMDdEpX6
If your family could use support finding resources in our community for food, clothing, school supplies, employment, housing, or if you have questions about school procedures, please complete this form and I will respond quickly. https://forms.gle/dkwtui23jMwhNikF9