• Updates as of Jan. 2021: 

    Winter/Spring Gifted Education Evaluations Delayed:

    Due to COVID-19, the gifted evaluation process for winter/spring, 2021 will be delayed. The Gifted Education Department is currently developing a plan to evaluate this year’s 3rd - 5th grade students when it is safe and equitable to do so. Please check this Tolbert Elementary Gifted Education and the LCPS Gifted and Talented webpage (https://www.lcps.org/Page/211705) for the most up-to-date information. As soon as the 2021 gifted evaluation timeline and referral window is established, it will be posted at these locations. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

    (Last updated Jan. 7, 2021)

    Wendy S. King Supervisor, Gifted Education

    Loudoun County Public Schools 21000 Education Court, Suite 511 F Ashburn, VA 20148

    (571) 252-1609   Wendy.King@lcps.org


    What this means for Tolbert Elementary Parents:

    (Parent Initiated Referrals for Gifted Education Evaluation)

    If you are planning on referring your third, fourth or fifth grade student for further evaluation for the gifted program, the aforementioned information pertains to the timeline or open window for submitting necessary paperwork. This open window to submit paperwork is being delayed. Be sure to check back here sometime after February 14, 2021 for more information. In the meantime, please acquaint yourself with the Gifted Education Department’s website (https://www.lcps.org/Page/211705) regarding the process and the location of the referral form linked on that page for download. The form can be found if you scroll down the page to the first grey bar entitled, “Notifications,” “Referral Form.” In this way, you will be prepared to submit your form to me, your Gifted Education Resource teacher, when the Referral Window dates are posted and open in the Spring. 

    (Last updated Jan. 7, 2021)

    Ms. Melissa Fye, Gifted Education Resource Teacher John W. Tolbert Elementary School


    Updates posted Aug. 2020:
    2020 Gifted Eligibility Process (as of Aug. 5, 2020)

    The gifted education eligibility process and timeline has been impacted by the closure of schools due to COVID-19. The Gifted Education Department will follow guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Education regarding how to move forward with evaluations for gifted services. We will update families as this situation evolves. Thank you for your continued support of your child’s education.


    2020 Distance Learning for Gifted Learners (as of Aug. 5, 2020)

    Distance Learning for Gifted Learners SEARCH (Grades K-3): SEARCH classes will be conducted on a bi-weekly basis. The lessons will range from 30 minutes (kindergarten) to 45 minutes (Grades 1-3). Third grade SEARCH classes will be taught synchronously. Grades K-2 SEARCH classes will be taught asynchronously. FUTURA (Grades 4-5): Gifted resource teachers will provide a combination of synchronous and asynchronous distance learning opportunities for identified gifted learners in grades 4 and 5. The synchronous sessions will be up to 90 minutes once per week. SPECTRUM (Grades 6-8): Gifted resource teachers will provide a combination of synchronous and asynchronous distance learning opportunities for identified gifted learners in grades 6-8. Lessons will focus on the overarching themes of the gifted curriculum (e.g., Business & Economics, Communication & Culture, Technology & Engineering, and Ethics & Perspectives.).

    -Loudoun County Public Schools | 100% Distance Learning, August 5, 2020