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Thoreau Matters Newsletter- September 24th, 2021
Thoreau Matters is Thoreau's Weekly Newsletter that shares important upcoming information and dates. Check out this issue for information about signing the Student's Rights and Responsibilities Parent Signature Sheet, the FCPS Virtual Mental Health and Wellness Conference, the World Language Credit Exam and much more!
World Language Credit Exam
Is your child fluent in a language other than English? If your child is able to speak, read and write in a language other than English, your child may be able to earn a high school credit by taking the World Language Credit Exam. Additional information about this opportunity may be found here.
Strategies for Today and Beyond
The 8th Annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference and Inova Act on Addiction presents Strategies for Today and Beyond. The conference will be virtual this year September 27-October 1, 2021. The conference will feature keynote speakers who will focus on social emotional learning and resiliency.
We Need Your Photos for the Yearbook!
We are working on Thoreau’s 2021-22 Yearbook and we are excited to announce we will be using YOUR photos to do that! Follow the directions on this page to learn more!
Anticipated Bus Delays
Due to the bus driver shortage, we will be increasing “double back” bus runs, meaning a bus is required to run two scheduled routes back to back that would normally have been covered by two separate buses. These “double backs” may impact delivery time to schools or bus stops and may have a domino effect, affecting after-school drop-off times.
Required School Immunization Appointments Available
Documentation of immunization is required for students entering kindergarten, 7th grade, 12th grade, and for new students transferring into FCPS. Now is the time to schedule a free appointment through the Fairfax County Health Department for your child's immunizations.
There is now a new Emergency Broadband Benefit available to eligible households through the Federal Communications Commission. This is a temporary benefit that will help to lower the cost of internet broadband service during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.
Upcoming Events at Thoreau Middle School
Mental Health Resources: 24/7 Emergency Numbers
CrisisLink Regional Hotline
Dominion Hospital Emergency
Mobile Crisis Unit