Student Schedule of Activities

Below is a link to a letter to families regarding distance learning for the remainder of the year. 
Dear Fifth Grade Families

Lake Ridge Middle School Info PowerPoint for LAKE RIDGE MIDDLE STUDENTS ONLY
Lake Ridge Middle Info

Hello! I am Mrs. Slater and I will be your fifth grade teacher. I am so excited to have you in my class and I can't wait to get to know you! In this classroom, we will learn and grow together, all while having lots of fun! 

About Me
I am a graduate of James Madison University (Go Dukes!) with a Master's degree in elementary education. This is my second year teaching, but my first year teaching in the county. I previously taught 5th grade science in Shenandoah County. I became a teacher because I love working with kids and I wanted to make an impact in this world and felt the best way to do that would be to help mentor and guide the citizens of our future. Outside of school, I enjoy doing anything crafty, reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, and spending time outdoors. 

Mrs. Slater

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is providing the following update regarding changes caused by the COVID-19 shutdown. Please note PWCS staff members are working daily to coordinate key information and develop guidance based on new information. Your patience and support are appreciated during this extraordinary time.

April 3, 2020 Updates


  1. SPRING BREAK - April 6-10, is Spring Break. PWCS will honor Spring Break for employees and families as planned. Please know that most staff will be off next week as scheduled and will not be expected to respond to emails or other communications while on leave. School Food and Nutrition Services will continue to serve meals during Spring Break. April 13 will continue to be a planned Teacher Workday with teachers working remotely.
  2. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - The Prince William County School Board met Wednesday, April 1, to hear a presentation by Dr. Steve Walts, Superintendent of Schools, about the Division’s response to the pandemic. You can view the School Board meeting here. Highlights from Dr. Walts regarding the Learning Plan include:
    • My highest priority remains the physical and mental health of students and staff. It is simply not fair, nor realistic, to expect our teachers, students, and administrators - or families - to replicate the school day at home.
    • I want our teachers to know, our students to know, and our staff to know – it’s ok.
    • We are all in this together – we will work together to do the best we can to support one another – and that’s what matters.
    • Given this remarkable time we are in – it is my expectation that we provide students with as much latitude and grace as possible.
    • Consistent with Virginia Department of Education guidance, student’s grades will only be able to go up from where they were on March 13.
  3. CONTINUITY OF LEARNING – PWCS has released details of the Phase 4 of the Continuity of Learning Plan* for all students, that will begin April 14 following Spring Break and the Teacher Workday. This plan provides more specific direction on the Virtual Schoolhouse and how to successfully navigate learning virtually. Additionally, this timeline provides further information on all six phases of the entire Continuity of Learning Plan. Families are asked to allow our school leaders time to work with their teachers after Spring Break, and the Teacher Workday, prior to contacting their teachers or school with questions.
  4. SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES – More resources have been posted to provide support for students with special needs and their families.
  5. MEAL PICK-UP INFORMATION – USDA has created a waiver for parents to be allowed to collect meals with their children. Meals will continue to be available during Spring Break. PWCS has expanded meal pick-ups to three more school sites beginning April 6, including Potomac View Elementary School, River Oaks Elementary School and Saunders Middle School. More detailed information can be found here.
  6. COMPUTER ACCESS – As outlined in Dr. Walts' remarks (see #2 above), parents and guardians of high school students should be aware of a phone survey next week to assess the needs of students who may not have a computer at home. Surveys of additional grade levels will be scheduled later this month.

Previous updates and more information are available online.