New Family Checklist

Resources for our new families

  1. Visit our new student registration page.
  2. View the Island Creek parent handbook.
  3. Learn more about the Fairfax County Public School System (FCPS) by visiting the FCPS website
  4. Stay up to date with what’s happening at Island Creek and FCPS with News You Choose. Under the Elementary School section, select Island Creek Elementary to receive news and announcements from the school or information from the Island Creek Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
  5. Sign up for a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account to gain access to view your child’s student information, including attendance, report cards, class schedules, course history, discipline, Emergency Care Information, health, and school information.  
  6. After establishing a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account account, use the same login and password to login into your Schoology Parent Account. Your account provides access to view your child’s courses, groups, assignments, and calendar. Parents can also check messages, adjust their notification settings, and access additional groups or courses if they are enrolled as members. Access the Schoology page for more information.
  7. Read about transportation procedures at Island Creek Elementary  This includes kiss and ride procedures, information for walkers, information for riding buses, and other safety tips.
  8. Here Comes the Bus. Know when your bus is approaching your stop.  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time.  
  9. Learn about the Island Creek academic and behavioral incentive program, Crocs’ Creed and Croc Stocks.
  10. Become familiar with standards-based elementary progress reporting to help understand your child’s quarterly progress reports.
  11. Check out the FCPS inclement weather procedures and review the school’s delayed opening/early closing bell schedule
  12. Consider joining the Island Creek PTA.
  13. Visit the FCPS family engagement page for programs and resources available for FCPS families to help support student achievement
  14. View the Parent Advocacy Handbook Grades K-6.

Additional Resources