Soaring into the 20-21 School Year
Tuesday, November 24: Catch-Up Day
We have listened to our students and parents regarding the stress of keeping up with the dynamics in this virtual environment. In partnership with Madison HS, we have decided to designate Tuesday, November 24, as an asynchronous day with teacher office hours from 8:00 - 11:00 am. Our decision will hopefully allow our students and teachers time to pause and reflect. We will offer multiple opportunities to include: student support office hours, teacher invitations to conference with their students, and/or for our students to simply reflect upon their academics.
Parents, We Need Your Consent!
We need your consent for some important digital resources your child may access for classwork on their laptop. Please fill out a short consent form; we appreciate your help.
After School Program for 2020-2021
Click here for information regarding the Thoreau's Virtual After School Program for 20-21.
Two Hour Early Release Dates
FCPS has approved a number of two-hour early release days for students this school year. Those dates are October 30, November 11, January 22, March 5, and March 26. Please find the bell schedule here for students on those days.
COVID-19 Health Metrics
In making determinations regarding in-person instruction, FCPS will consider the Centers for Disease Control Core Indicators. View the data.
In-School Instruction – Form Needed
Parents/guardians who chose in-school instruction for their child will receive a health screening commitment form where you will agree to completing a daily health screening prior to sending your student to school. Forms must be received at school electronically or by hard copy before your child returns to in-school instruction. Students whose parent/guardian have not returned a signed form will be required to complete a health screening and have their temperature taken daily by school staff until the form is received.
No-Cost Meals for All FCPS Students through June 30, 2021
Grab and Go service hours are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Bus routes for food distribution are operating Monday through Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction. Specific information about meal distribution locations and bus distribution schedules are available.
Parent Technology Help Desk
To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools now has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team.
Upcoming Events at Thoreau Middle School
Mental Health Resources: 24/7 Emergency Numbers
CrisisLink Regional Hotline
Dominion Hospital Emergency
Mobile Crisis Unit