CRES End of School Year Information

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Hello Centre Ridge family-

Well the last 10 weeks certainly have been different then anything we could have anticipated. I truly appreciate all of your hard work and patience as we navigated through Distance Learning this spring. I am writing to you as a wrap up for the 2019-2020 school year and provide some information and reminders for this week.

I also recognize that as we move into the summer there is still a tremendous amount of uncertainty for next year, I am hopeful that we will be able to meet face to face with the students. If so, we all will be so excited to see their beautiful faces, if not then we will continue to develop instruction to meet their needs virtually.

Last Day of Class

The last day of class is this Thursday, June 11. Teachers will be meeting with students for the last time on this day.


Summer Continuity of Learning

This summer, all students in Fairfax County, in Grades K-6, will receive summer workbooks in reading and mathematics. These workbooks should arrive prior to June 29. Summer Continuity of Learning will take place from June 29-July 31. Students will be able to access a teacher for office hours to ask questions about workbook information. Beginning next week students will receive a Blackboard link in their FCPS Gmail to access the Office Hours session. Office hours for CRES will be as follows:

Wednesdays July 1,8,15, 22 and 29

Grades Kinder and 1        9-10:00AM

Grades 2-3                       10-11:00AM

Grades 4/5/6                     11:00 AM -12:00 PM


We will follow up later this month with more details

iREADY during summer Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

6th grade celebration

We will be celebrating our 6th graders on Thursday, June 11 from 11:30-1:00.  At this time 6th graders can return materials- books, instruments, patrol belts and laptops. They also will receive their promotion certificate and a goodie bag. We will miss them so much!


The yearbooks are in processing, but we do not anticipate them being delivered before the end of July. Once they arrive, we will send out a procedure for picking them up. Thank you for your patience.

Food Distribution

Food distribution will continue throughout the summer. The staff will be outside Door 5 between 10-1:00 Monday-Friday.

As we move into the summer, I also know that continuing our discussions with our students about race and equity are important. We will be planning this summer about how we have these discussions next year in classrooms and as a staff. We also will be looking closely at analyzing our own blind spots and perspectives as a staff. I have included some resources that might help in having discussions with your student this summer.

As always, your voice matters. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything you need or feedback that you might have so we can continue our growth as a school.

Take care

Chip Deliee


"Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in, as long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance of cleaning it wherever it lands.”  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Student Material Drop off and Pick up

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Reminder the last day for student material drop off and pick up is tomorrow, Monday, June 8. 

Here are the guidelines for this process:

  • Families/Students will come through the Kiss and Ride line starting by front entrance- either walking or in a car. Staff will be on hand to direct traffic.
  • We are asking that families come during the scheduled time by grade level (Schedule below).
    1. Note – If you have more than one student in your family you may pick up all belongings at one time, you do not need to come to school multiple times.
  • Students will need to bring the following materials with them when they come to school, if they have any:
    1. Library Books
    2. Classroom books/materials
    3. Patrol Belts

Note- Grades K-5 who have school laptops do not need to return the laptops at this time. They may keep them during the summer.

  • There will areas for each of these items to be returned by the family.
  • Student materials will be brought out by staff at end of the line and placed on a table for pick up.

Students with medicine in the clinic to pick up will proceed to the back of the school to collect their medicine. (Door 5- Bus Loop). The office staff will call you regarding the medicine.

9-10:30                 Grade K/Preschool and 1

11-12:30               Grade 2 and 3

1-2:30                    Grade 4 and 5

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Spirit Week and Virtual Field Day

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Centre Ridge Virtual Field Day

Spirit week June 1-4

Monday: Superhero day- dress like your favorite Superhero and remember to drink plenty of water.

Tuesday: Sports Team Day- wear your favorite sports team attire and practice good sportsmanship!

Wednesday: Workout Wednesday- decorate your bike and go for a ride with your family, be sure to review bicycle safety tips! Don’t have a bike? Go for a walk! Remember to follow social distancing guidelines.

Thursday: FIELD DAY!! Wear your school colors/spirit wear and participate in the field day activities! Be sure to cheer on your family!

Dont forget to share your photos by emailing each day to::



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CRES May 15 Updates

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May 15, 2020

Dear Centre Ridge Families,

I hope all of you have had a great week. The weather is warming up and I can tell the excitement in our students faces are building as they become more and more familiar with Distance Learning. Thank you once again for your patience and guidance during this trying time, we all are in this together and will continue to work hard for our students. Below is some important information.

Kindergarten Registration

Centre Ridge is taking registrations for Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. If you have a child that will turn 5 before September 30, 2020 then they will need to register for kindergarten. Please use the following link:

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Third Quarter Progress Reports

Progress Reports were completed last week. Fairfax County will be mailing the Progress Reports to homes beginning May 23.  


Intent for 2020-2021 school year

If you know that your student will not be attending Centre Ridge next year please email Patricia Kirkpatrick at so we may begin to have an accurate count of how many students we will have next year.


Student Item Pickup

The staff at Centre Ridge are working on a process for you to pick up your students’ materials that were left in the classroom. We anticipate sending out details on what day and time you can come to school in a separate notice. If your student has medicine in the clinic you will also be able to pick the medicine up at the same time.


Library Book Returns/Instrument Pickup

Students can return library books and return instruments when they come for their scheduled Student Item Pickup time. Stay tuned for the dates and times.



Many of you have asked about how to donate to help support families in our community. If you would like to donate please contact the school social worker, Laura Preston at


FCPS Parent Café’

Fairfax County is launching a parent support line and will begin hosting an online Parent Café on Monday evenings, where parents can connect with each other to process through and share different strategies.

Some thoughts that might be exchanged:

  • What are you doing during this time?
  • How are you dealing with this?
  • How are you dealing with distance learning while still doing your job?
  • How are you dealing with not losing it when your kid asks for snacks for the 600th time?

The Parent Café will be held on the conferencing app Zoom on Monday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

To participate, you’ll need to register at least 24 hours ahead of time by calling (703) 324-7720, or you can send an email to

The Parent Support Line can be reached at (703) 324-7720, or you can reach out via email at


Food Assistance

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) families whose children are eligible for the federal free and reduced-price meal program can receive temporary food assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). Families will receive a P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Bank Transfer) for temporary food assistance to cover the cost of meals missed while schools are closed.

Families are encouraged to visit the Virginia P-EBT site to learn more. FCPS families can also contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

  Internet Access for Low Income Families in FCPS

Cox Connect2Compete supplies broadband internet access to low-income, unconnected families in Fairfax County. Households who meet income and other guidelines will be offered free Internet service through July 15, ($9.95 per month afterward), free modem rental, free installation, and a price guarantee for two years. More information is available on the Cox website:

Additional providers:

 Xfinity -   

 Verizon -



As always take care and miss you all!

Chip Deliee, Principal



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Staff Appreciation

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Hello everyone-

Reminder that this week is Staff Appreciation Week. While we can not be together we can still celebrate our amazing teachers. Please take a few minutes and send your teacher and Assistant a photo or video thanking them for all that they do. Also send the photo to our Centre Ridge Twitter (@centreridgees) or email to

I can't wait to see your great pictures... 

Please take care and be safe

Mr Deliee

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