New to Floris

Welcome to the Floris Community!

At some point we’ve all been new to Floris, whether as a parent of a kindergarten student or by moving into the area. Below we’ve detailed some information that might make the transition to Floris a little easier for you and your family.

Floris Bell Schedule

Monday – Friday 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 9:00 a.m.)

Every day the door to Kiss and Ride opens at 9 a.m. sharp. Door #4 opens to bikers and walkers no earlier than 9 a.m. Please ensure that your child does not arrive before that time, as there is no staff to supervise them. The expectation at Floris is that all students are in the classrooms, unpacked and ready to start the day when the bell rings at 9:15 a.m. If arriving via Kiss and Ride, the recommendation is to arrive no later than 9:05 a.m.

Attendance

You can report an absence, early dismissal, or change in your child’s usual dismissal plan online. Please report absences by 9:30 a.m. Early dismissal notices will be checked at 2 p.m.

Lunch Visits

Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their children from time to time, or for a special occasion. However, parents should not plan to spend time with their children at recess. Recess is a time for socialization with other classmates and free play.

Kiss and Ride Rules

When in line, never get out of your car or park your car to greet your child – it’s not safe!

Do not use Kiss and Ride if your child needs help fastening his/her seat belt.

Please be patient and stay in line – do NOT pass other cars. This is crucial for the safety of all students.

Pull forward to where the safety patrols are receiving/dismissing students.

When leaving the Floris parking lot, please acknowledge the yield sign. Vehicles entering from Centerville Rd. have the right of way.

When the bell rings at 9:15 a.m. those still in the Kiss and Ride line must pull around and walk their children into the building to sign them in as late.

Busing

FCPS requires student to be at the bus stop at least five minutes before the designated stop time. This ensures that all students can load safely, quickly and efficiently, and the bus can arrive safely to the school on time.

Cars are not allowed to pass school buses while buses are parked in front of the school during student arrival (9 – 9:15 a.m.) and dismissal (4 – 4:15 p.m.). Please use the side parking lots during these times, so you will be able to leave Floris without having to wait for all the buses to clear the bus lane.

Before/After School Program

School Age Child Care (SACC) provides fun, safe and educational care for children in kindergarten-sixth grade before school, after school and during school vacations.

Floris PTA provides enrichment classes before and after school as well.

Student Medication

If your child requires medication, contact our clinic for authorization forms.  Parents (not students) must bring medication to school with the forms.

Stay in the Know

Sign up for FCPS News You Choose for Floris Elementary.

Sign up to receive the Floris PTA weekly newsletter.

Volunteering

We love volunteers. Opportunities occur throughout the year.

Join PTA

We’d love for you to join us as members.  Why you ask?

To find out what’s happening. The PTA knows what’s happening with the school and plans many of the events.

To use your skills. Share your talents to help your child and other children at Floris.

To meet other parents. You can learn so much from other PTA members and potentially even make new friends. This is your chance to share your ideas, concerns and experiences.

To speak up. PTA has a platform you can use to suggest change at your child’s school.

To witness improvement. When you get involved, you can help make positive changes to the building, to the programs and to social events.

To show your child you care. By becoming a PTA member, you’re also becoming a role model and demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. There is power in numbers, so joining PTA gives you a powerful voice for the children.

To support your child and others. PTA is the largest child advocacy association in the United States.

Sign up now!

Helpful Links

Floris Elementary School website

https://florises.fcps.edu

FCPS website

https://www.fcps.edu

Registration

https://florises.fcps.edu/node/1793

Special Education

https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/academics/academic-overview/special-education-instruction

Advanced Academic Program (AAP)

https://florises.fcps.edu/academics/advanced-academics-program

School Age Child Care (SACC)

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/office-for-children/sacc

Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA)

https://fairfaxcountysepta.org