Policies and Procedures

Security and Visitors

At this time, there is no public, open access for our community to enter Stratford Landing. Families will be given access to the main office by appointment only. Families can make appointments by emailing our office staff, calling the main school number, or by emailing our administrative staff.

As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, almost all of our communication will occur virtual, via email, or by phone. If access to the school building is needed, we ask families to make appointments with the office prior to entering the building. Unannounced visits will be discouraged and possibly not honored. If you are trying to schedule an appointment, please reach out to either Cathleen Vonada at @email, Pearl Graham at @email, or Kate Pennington at @email. In the event you have a registration question, it is best to reach out to Kris Rakes at @email.

 

If you would like to contact any of our administration, please feel free to use the contact information below:

Principal Kevin Morris - @email

Assistant Principal Shirley Shannon - @email

Assistant Principal LaChelle Williams - @email

 

We encourage prospective parents to follow our school on Twitter @StratfordlndgES.  

Discipline

We expect students to respect the rights and privileges of others and accept responsibility for their own actions and the consequences of their behavior. The FCPS discipline code is presented in Regulation 2601 and the Student Responsibilities and Rights brochure.

"Homework"

This school year, we are not using the term “Homework”. Asynchronous Learning (independent learning) should be assigned for students to complete on Mondays (about 3 hours) and students’ async hours Tuesday – Friday. Asynchronous learning is now synonymous with “homework”.

Students are NOT expected to engage in asynchronous learning outside of the school day or into the evening! Students should not be held to traditional homework expectations.

Asynchronous resources, including non-screen time resources and activities, will be housed on Google Classroom. Asynchronous resources and activities should extend, provide practice and reinforce concepts during the virtual school day. Asynchronous resources should provide spiraling opportunities to reinforce concepts throughout the year, such as practicing math facts or learning site words. Students are always encouraged to read, write, draw, and watch educational television or online videos.

ST Math (PK-6), Imagine Learning (K-6) and Pioneer Valley (PK-3) are all additional resources that can supplement asynchronous learning time for students. Your student’s teacher will provide you information and access to these learning resources. Our student links page also provides resources to supplement asynchronous learning time for students.

Progress Reports and Grading

Additional grading information was provided at our Back to School Night on Wednesday, Sept 23rd.

FCPS utilizes an elementary progress report that is based on curriculum standards. The progress report will:

  • Provide parents with comprehensive information about how their child is learning.
  • Align with the Program of Studies (POS) curriculum students are learning.
  • Provide teachers with resources to communicate a more exact and consistent assessment.
  • Provide parents with comprehensive information about how their child is learning.
  • Incorporate research-based best practices in student grading and reporting.
  • Report Life, Work, and Citizenship skills separately from academic achievement.

Progress reports are sent home every nine weeks. They are the teacher’s way of letting students and parents know the degree to which students have mastered certain academic and social skills.

School Clothes

We expect students to arrive for their virtual classes dressed in proper attire for school activities. Clothing should fit, be neat and clean, and conform to standards of decency. 

We do not permit:

  • Clothing with improper language or images.
  • Sagging or low-cut pants, low-cut necklines, tube tops, spaghetti straps, halter tops, backless blouses or blouses with only ties in the back, short shorts, half shirts, and clothing constructed of see-through materials.
  • Head coverings, such as scarves or bandannas, unless required for religious or medical reasons.