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As a reminder, April 3-7 is our FCPS Spring Break week. All FCPS schools and school offices will be closed, yet SACC programs will be in session. Key Center staff will monitor our voicemail should you need to share information or reach us for any reason. Students will return to school on Monday, April 10, 2023. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.
We wish you and your family a week filled with fun and relaxation!
SACC Hours During Spring Break
FCPS SACC programs continue over both Spring and Winter Breaks each year, with a separate enrollment week of childcare available (students can enroll for either or both weeks each school year, despite not attending the school year program. There is also a separate summer program as well, enrollment is based on program and space availability.
Open all week, April 3 -7.
Program hours for students:
7:00am – 6:15pmIMPORTANT REMINDER: Upcoming Dates after Spring Break
Brain Injury Awareness Month
When school resumes after Spring Break, remember Thursday April 13, we have a 2 hour early release for students and then Friday, April 14 we have a Teacher Workday, no students attend that day.
Special Education First Class Award Nominations
The month of March is dedicated to Brain Injury Awareness Month. In the United States, more than 5.3 million children and adults have a brain injury. That is about 1 in 60. Acquired brain injuries (ABI) are those that happen after birth and can result in physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive impairments. The primary causes of ABI are trauma, stroke, tumors, degenerative diseases, alcohol and other toxins, and lack of oxygen to the brain.
First-Class Awards are presented each year at the Special Education Conference to individuals who support, design, and/or implement inclusion activities that result in positive outcomes for students. The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities is seeking nominations for these awards, which recognize and celebrate the inclusion efforts of educators, administrators, and students in all facets of education.
Please complete this form to nominate an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to inclusive practices in FCPS. Nominations will close Friday, April 14.Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!
The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:
- Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
- Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
- Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
- Play games and have fun!
Friday, April 14, 2023, 9 a.m.- noon at Providence Community Center
Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services
Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!FANtastic Times Welcome Back Event
Stop by One of the Family Autism Events for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families!
- Check out the new sensory spaces
- Try hands on sensory activities
- Learn about upcoming events
- Have fun with photobooth and more
When: Saturday, April 15th
Sully Community Center
13800 Wall Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
Time: 10am - 12pm
Lorton Community Center
9520 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, VA 22079
Time: 2pm – 4pm
For more information: Please email: NCS- [email protected] or call 703-324-5532Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages
Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.
Registration Open for Virtual Strategic Planning Community Forums
We invite parents/caregivers, students, employees, and community members to join us for a virtual community forum to discuss the first draft of proposed goals for the new Strategic Plan. Forums are scheduled for Monday, April 10, at noon; Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (in Spanish); and Monday, April 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Click on the date to register for the event. Your participation is important to this work that will help ensure a thriving future for each and every FCPS student. Get more information on our Strategic Planning webpage.National Assistant Principals Week - April 1-5
April 1-5 is National Assistant Principals Week. We are proud to recognize Key Center’s outstanding Assistant Principal, Emily Kaltenmark. Emily’s limitless energy and cheerful outlook contribute to the positive work environment at our school. She advocates for creative and insightful solutions to everyday issues, supporting student success. Thanks Emily for all that you do for the Key Center community!
This week’s Key Center Staff Spotlight is on Aimee Rand. Aimee is one of our Speech Language Pathologists. This is her fifteenth year serving Key Center. You can learn more about Aimee on our school's website.Key Center’s Music Performance
Key Center PTA - Needs Your Help
We were excited to welcome an FCPS film crew to our building Tuesday. Music therapist, Johanna Horn, arranged a performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow for an adaptive resonating bell choir, made up of some of our 17-22 Program students. Ms. Horn accompanied the students on the ukulele. To facilitate active participation, some students accessed switches on which the bells had been recorded. Other students used the resonating bells directly. The performance will be featured during Dr. Reid's upcoming State of the Schools event. Details regarding the date and time of this event will be shared as they are received.
Key Center PTA Donations
Key Center PTA Membership
Key Center PTA Volunteer Opportunities
For questions, please contact PTA President, Cecilia Allen, at [email protected] or (301) 646-7447.
April 3-7 Spring Break
April 13 2 Hour Early Release - 11:50am Dismissal
April 14 Teacher Workday- Student Holiday
April 21 Eid al Fitr - Holiday
2022-23 FCPS School Calendar
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