September 26, 2022- Eye of the Tiger Parent Message

Dear Barrett Families:

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful long weekend!  Please see the information below to help you get ready for this week!

  •  Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP): The Annual Online Verification Process is an opportunity for families to review and update vital student, parent, and emergency contact information. It also contains important policies and authorizations. Families must complete this process by Oct. 31, 2022 to ensure that schools have accurate student information as we begin the school year. Families can access and complete the AOVP through their active Parent VUE account. ParentVue is the online portal that families use to monitor their studen’s education, report absences, and communicate with teachers. To complete the AOVP, log into ParentVUE on a desktop/laptop instead of using the APP. Contact Sandra Espinoza at sandra.espinoza@apsva.us for help activating your ParentVUE account, completing AOVP, or for additional support.
  • Barrett Runners: 3rd-5th Grade Parents – your child likely brought home this week (or will early next week) a permission form and information sheet about Barrett Runners. If your child would like to participate, they need to bring the signed permission form and program fee back into school to their teacher before the first session on October 7th. Cash or check payments (made out to “Barrett Elementary School”) are accepted. All other information is on the form, but reach out to jessica.kingsley@apsva.us with any questions!running or walking with them this year or if you need further information about Barrett Runners.
  • Beginning of Year Assessments: Please see below for parent notification letters for the beginning of year assessments per grade. This was shared by APS as well on September 21.
Grade Level(s) Universal Screener Link to Parent Notification Letter
PreK VKRP (EMAS, PALS, CBRS) PreK Parent Notification Letter
Kindergarten VKRP (EMAS, PALS, CBRS), DIBELS Kinder Parent Notification Letter
Grades 1-2 PALS, DIBELS, MI Grades 1-2 Parent Notification Letter
Grades 3-5 DIBELS, MI Grades 3-5 Parent Notification Letter
  •  COVID In-School Testing: APS will continue to offer optional in-school COVID testing for all students and staff through our testing partner, Aegis Sciences Corporation. Our testing day is Thursday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in the lobby.  Please see this link for more information. Please remind your child to get tested on Thursday mornings if you have opted them in.How to OPT IN to Testing:If this is your first time participating: You can OPT IN here (students)If you participated last year:
    • You should renew your consent directly through the PrimaryHealth portal. Instructions were sent to the email you previously registered with. If you need assistance renewing consent, please reach out to covid@apsva.us.
  • Volunteering at Barrett: We will have a variety of opportunities for families to volunteer at the school to support our students this school year. Please complete the volunteer application and other important training to complete your volunteer training if you are interested in volunteering. See this link for more information on volunteering with us.
Upcoming Events At A Glance
Date Time Event Details
September 29 5:30-6:30 PM Gifted Services Parent Information Night
October 2 NA National Custodian Appreciation Day
October 3 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM PTA Meeting Via Zoom
October 5 No School Holiday: Yom Kippur
October 7 4:00-5:00 PM Barrett Runners Begins
October 10 No School APS Countywide Day of Learning for Staff

Quarterly Grade Level Newsletters

Click on the link for your child’s grade level newsletter. This year, newsletters will be linked to the principal’s message. Please reach out to your child’s teacher to request a printed copy if you’d prefer a hard copy.

Pre-K Montessori Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 
Additional Links
Dr. Duran’s Message

Principal’s Eye of the Tiger Message September 5

Principal’s Eye of the Tiger Message September 12

Principal’s Eye of the Tiger Message September 19