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  • FCPS Community Use
  • FCPS Facilities
  • End-of-Year Financial Fitness
  • VAPTA Summer Leadership Training
  • VAPTA is Recruiting
  • National PTA Virtual Convention | June 17-26
FCPS Community Use
Community Use Updates for PTAs

As of July 01, 2021, FCPS will be open to all users both inside and outside. There are no participation restrictions but masks are still required for indoor activities until further notice.
 
This fall (After September 7, 2021) will be as close to ‘normal’ as we have experienced for over a year. We are planning on allowing the schools a little extra time to adjust to 5 days a week before Community Use is fully active.
 
As far as security/background checks for the Independent Contractor (IC) staff, a few ICs have applied. Please review this IC Contactor Information.Sheet and share with your PTA members. Please note: Everyone has to be re-checked due to the COVID lapse. 
 
Planning Ahead to Return Strong 

FCPS is preparing for a smooth transition to five days in the fall, while following health and safety guidelines, with the following actions:

  • Updating bell schedules and bus schedules
  • Expanding outdoor learning capacity (Watch video about Centreville ES outdoor learning.)
  • Expanding lunch capacity, preparing to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost
  • Developing master schedules for five day a week of in-person instruction
  • Reinstating School Age Child Care (SACC) to its before and after school model
  • Monitoring health and vaccine updates
  • Exploring COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing pilots.

Health and Safety

In the fall, schools will provide a clean and safe environment for everyone, using prevention strategies (masks, social distancing, hand-washing) to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.


FCPS Facilities
PTA leaders,
 
FCPS would like your opinion on school facilities and what’s important to you in new and renovated schools. 
 
Please complete this SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE. It should take no more that 3 minutes to complete.

Financial Fitness
Financial Fitness from the Treasurer

As we wind down the school year, we wanted to remind everyone of the following end-of-year deadlines: 

  1. FCCPTA dues are due to the FCCPTA on June 1 for any members your PTA added since December, or if you did not pay dues in December. You can pay online through MemberHub or download our dues remittance form and mail it to the FCCPTA (our mailing address is on the form). Additional information on dues submission is located on the FCCPTA website 
  2. Dues for Virginia PTA are due on June 30, 2021. You can pay your dues through MemberHub or via mail. If paying by mail, please download the dues remittance form
  3. This is the finance season--time to set financial review committees and file your 990s. Remember if you are in an election year, it is the new Board who runs these processes. 
  4. Once elections are over, please remember to update your officers with the VA PTA. You can do this through MemberHub or on the VA PTA website 
  5. Make sure your insurance is active-- is it time to renew? If so, do so.

FCCPTA will host a Roundtable on July 8, 2021, at 7 pm to discuss financial matters for the end of the year (financial reviews, 990s, getting new Treasurers ready) and how to begin budgeting now for your new school year. This roundtable will be most helpful for Treasurers and Presidents, but all executive board members have a fiduciary responsibility and are encouraged to join us. Be on the lookout for more information on how to join us. 

Please remember, Treasurers, we want to hear from you. If you have questions or need assistance on financial matters, contact Jaime Yarussi, FCCPTA Treasurer at treasurer@fccpta.org
Virginia PTA Summer Leadership Training
Join us again this year for virtual Summer Leadership Training. Training for every PTA volunteer leader, new and seasoned and at every level will be offered until October 16.

Registration is open now at vapta.org/training. While you are there, please check out our past training recordings, presentations, resources and more.
Virginia PTA is Recruiting
Join a VAPTA committee and help advance the work of PTA.
National PTA Virtual Convention
Where: Your house!
When: June 17 – 26, 2021
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