Books/Materials Distribution Signup - More Time Slots

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Books/Materials Distribution Signup - More Time Slots Monday, 9/28 - Thursday, 10/1 (Additional hours) Monday, 10/5 (New)

Thank you to those of you who have signed up for books/materials pickup for next week!  We have added additional time slots Monday - Thursday and another full day on Monday, 10/5.  Please click here to signup.

 

Students will have the opportunity to pick up books and other materials the week of September 28th and Monday 10/5 (new).

Teachers will be communicating if they have items to hand out for their specific classes.  The pick-up will be contactless and by appointment only.

Students/Families should drive onto school property at Door #8 (Main Gym entrance) and proceed through the car route as directed by our security team. 

Students are reminded to please bring a copy of their schedule.  It’s also helpful to have a sign in the car windshield with the student’s name and ID number. 

As a reminder, all students and family members must remain in their cars and please remember to wear masks.

Please make an appointment here.

For a list of teachers who will be distributing materials, please click here. 

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Reminder - Books/Materials Distribution

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Books/Materials Distribution Monday, 9/28 - Thursday, 10/1

Students will have the opportunity to pick up books and other materials the week of September 28th. 

Teachers will be communicating if they have items to hand out for their specific classes.  The pick-up will be contactless and by appointment only.

Students/Families should drive onto school property at Door #8 (Main Gym entrance) and proceed through the car route as directed by our security team. 

Students are reminded to please bring a copy of their schedule.  It’s also helpful to have a sign in the car windshield with the student’s name and ID number. 

As a reminder, all students and family members must remain in their cars and please remember to wear masks.

  • Please make an appointment here.
  • For a list of teachers who will be distributing materials, please click here. 

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Reminder - Asynchronous Learning Day on Wednesday, 9/23

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Asynchronous Learning Day on 9/23

Wednesday, 9/23 will be an asynchronous learning day for all students who are not participating in SAT testing. 

Students will be provided asynchronous learning opportunities from each of their White Day teachers (Periods 2, 4, 6, 8).

Students should check Google Classroom, Blackboard 24/7 or their @fcpsschools.net Gmail for instructions from their teachers.

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
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FCHS News & Announcements - 9/21/20

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Important Dates
  • 9/23 - SAT for Seniors (Asynchronous day for all other students)

  • 9/24 - Virtual PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm)
  • 9/28-10/2 - Books & Materials Distribution (see announcement below)
  • 10/15 - Financial Aid Night (7:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 10/29 - PSAT for Juniors

Attendance Matters

Attendance drives everything! It is tied to almost every aspect of school performance and future outcomes.

Consider these important and interesting facts about attendance:

  • Half of students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.
  • Research shows that missing 10% of the school year (about 18 days total) negatively affects a student’s academic performance.  That’s just two days a month, and that’s known as chronic absenteeism.
  • Students who are chronically absent are over 7 times more likely to drop out.
  • Dropouts make about $1 million less over a lifetime than graduates.
Asynchronous Learning Day on 9/23

Wednesday, 9/23 will be an asynchronous learning day for all students who are not participating in SAT testing. 

Students will be provided asynchronous learning opportunities from each of their White Day teachers (Periods 2, 4, 6, 8).

Students should check Google Classroom, Blackboard 24/7 or their @fcpsschools.net Gmail for instructions from their teachers.

Books/Materials Distribution Monday, 9/28 - Friday, 10/2

Students will have the opportunity to pick up books and other materials the week of September 28th. 

Teachers will be communicating if they have items to hand out for their specific classes.  The pick-up will be contactless and by appointment only.

Students/Families should drive onto school property at Door #8 and proceed through the car route as directed by our security team. 

Students are reminded to please bring a copy of their schedule.  It’s also helpful to have a sign in the car windshield with the student’s name and ID number. 

As a reminder, all students and family members must remain in their cars and please remember to wear masks.

Please make an appointment here.

For a list of teachers who will be distributing materials, please click here

FCHS Drama News

FCHS SPOTLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

The Invisible Man by John de Lancie, adapted from the story by HG Wells.

The Invisible Man is the story of a science experiment gone wrong. The young scientist Griffin stumbles upon a formula that makes him invisible!  Come and hear what happens when Griffin risks everything to get the cure.

Just as in the days of radio when people tuned in to radio programming to escape the news of war, we hope you will join us October 30 and 31 at 7PM to listen in as FCHS Drama students take over the airwaves with this season appropriate story of mystery and suspense!  Ticket information coming soon!

“Go Paperless” Report Card Option

Parents and/or guardians can opt to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the report cards for secondary students and progress reports for ES students.

To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless."  All parents who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards.

The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, please help us by filling out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Consent for Select Digital Resources 

At FCHS, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here:

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools.

We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

Thank you for your attention to this important component of distance learning and support of our teachers!

7th Annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference

FCPS continues partnering with INOVA and Kaiser Permanente to host the annual conference. This year’s theme, Tools for Fostering Success at Home, in School, and Throughout Life, features speakers addressing social emotional learning and resiliency. Virtual sessions will be offered September 14th-October 3rd with a kickoff panel hosted by NBC 4’s Eun Yang. Register here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/mental-health-and-resiliency/mental-health-and-wellness.

Additionally, Our Minds Matter is hosting a student summit beginning Wednesday, September 23rd with a Mindfulness Workshop. Students may register here: bit.ly/ommsummit2020.

Technology Help @ FCHS

In-person Help: Entrance #2

  • Monday
    • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday thru Friday
    • 7:00 am - 8:30 am

All other requests, please use the Parent and Student Technology Support portal

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Falls Church HS or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) - UPDATED LINK

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Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) - UPDATED LINK Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement

Jaguar Parents/Guardians,

The announcement sent out in yesterday's FCHS News & Announcements had the incorrect link for the Parent Acknowledgement Form.  Please submit or re-submit using the correct link below.

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, please help us by filling out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form.  The form must be submitted for each student.

Thanks and sorry for the confusion!

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Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

FCHS News & Announcements - 9/14/20

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Important Dates
  • 9/23 - SAT for Seniors (see announcement below)

  • 9/24 - Virtual PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm)
  • 10/15 - Financial Aid Night (7:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 10/29 - PSAT for Juniors

Attendance Matters

Attendance drives everything! It is tied to almost every aspect of school performance and future outcomes.

What are some simple things we can all do about attendance?

  • Positively encourage good attendance with your children
  • Communicate about obstacles to attendance so the school can offer support
  • Encourage, support, and assist your children with learning and acting responsibly by:
    • Asking specific questions about classes and homework
    • Get to know your child’s teachers
    • Reach out to teachers when your child is struggling

Avoid absences unless absolutely necessary!

Rolling (Cumulative) Gradebook

Given the uncertainty of schedules and virtual learning for all students during the 2020-21 school year, Falls Church HS has decided teachers will use a rolling (cumulative) gradebook. A rolling gradebook allows for progress towards a final mark that captures the total picture of student grades, regardless of length of quarter or number of assignments in each quarter.

Acknowledging that the coming school year begins on a later start date and will have both synchronous and asynchronous learning, it is important to utilize a gradebook type that provides maximum flexibility and ensures equitable grading practices to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of all students.

With a rolling gradebook, grades for individual assignments from each quarter carry over and build upon the previous quarter; therefore, quarter grades are a snapshot of a student’s current progress in the course and demonstrate performance to that date, not just for that quarter. Final grades are determined from all assignments and assessments throughout the year, regardless of the quarter the work was completed.

A rolling gradebook is an approved gradebook type per Secondary Grading & Reporting Policy and numerous FCPS schools/teams/teachers already utilize a rolling gradebook. 

Benefits associated with using a rolling gradebook include:

  • Allows time for demonstrating mastery of content and opportunities for remediation, completing make-up work & retakes (following established school, department or collaborative team policies)
  • Helps students maintain positive mental health when setbacks occur
  • Reports long-term progress to students as the year progresses, not just short-term achievement in each quarter
  • Provides a more accurate reflection of the student grade at any given point in time
  • Reduces number of tests or large projects due at the same time over multiple classes (usually at end of quarter)
  • Negates imbalance of quantity of assessments within each quarter and timing challenges at certain times of year
  • Encourages content units to end naturally and not get rushed due to quarter breaks

To learn more details about a rolling gradebook to include how it will look in SIS Student/ParentVUE, please take time to review the following video. Teachers will communicate grading design and policies via the course syllabus.  Students/parents are encouraged to reach out directly to the teacher with additional questions.

SAT School Day for Seniors Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Next Wednesday, September 23rd is an asynchronous day for all high school students. Seniors that registered prior should have received an email confirmation. Seniors that have registered should review the SAT School Day Student Guide.

We’ll be sending logistical information out later this week such as arrival times, parking, and materials to bring.

Parent Consent for Select Digital Resources 

At FCHS, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here:

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools.

We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

Thank you for your attention to this important component of distance learning and support of our teachers!

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, please help us by filling out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

7th Annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference

FCPS continues partnering with INOVA and Kaiser Permanente to host the annual conference. This year’s theme, Tools for Fostering Success at Home, in School, and Throughout Life, features speakers addressing social emotional learning and resiliency. Virtual sessions will be offered September 14th-October 3rd with a kickoff panel hosted by NBC 4’s Eun Yang. Register here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/mental-health-and-resiliency/mental-health-and-wellness.

Additionally, Our Minds Matter is hosting a student summit beginning Wednesday, September 23rd with a Mindfulness Workshop. Students may register here: bit.ly/ommsummit2020.

Technology Help @ FCHS

In-person Help: Entrance #2

  • Monday
    • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday thru Friday
    • 7:00 am - 8:30 am

All other requests, please use the Parent and Student Technology Support portal

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Falls Church HS or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Connectivity Issues - 9/11/20

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Connectivity Issues

Dear Jaguar Community,

Many of our students and teachers are experiencing some connection issues this morning and we suspect it might be a countywide issue.  Students that are not able to connect to their classroom should work on asynchronous activities that can be found in Google Classroom or Blackboard 24/7. 

Teachers will be communicating asynchronous activities to students through their @fcpsschools.net Gmail accounts.

Thank you for your support.

Ben Nowak, FCHS Principal

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Reminder - Virtual Back to School Night

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Virtual Back to School Night (BTSN) Thursday, September 10th (6:00 - 8:45 pm)

Back to School Night (BTSN) will be Thursday, September 10, from 6:00 - 8:45 pm.  It’s just around the corner and is an important night for all of us.  

We will begin the evening at 6:00 pm with a brief live session with Principal Nowak and the Administrative Team that can be accessed here.

Please click here for a detailed schedule of the entire evening. 

Students had the opportunity to put class links in the schedule found at the link above during Advisory (4th Period) today.  Make sure to ask them for a copy so that you can meet with your child's teachers in their virtual classrooms.

We are looking forward to meeting our Jaguar families!

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Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

FCHS News & Announcements - 9/7/20

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Important Dates
  • 9/8 - First Day of School!
  • 9/10 - Virtual Back to School Night (6:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 9/23 - SAT for Seniors

  • 10/29 - PSAT for Juniors

How to Access Classes on September 8th Please share with your child(ren) 

Jaguar Parents/Guardians,

The first day of school is here!  As we prepare for a strong start on September 8th, we want to be sure that students are able to access their classrooms successfully.

Students should start by going to the Google Classroom for each of their classes. Prior to the first day of school, teachers will post an announcement to help students know how to access their synchronous class sessions - either on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) or Google Meet. Based on that announcement, the following instructions may be helpful to you.

How to find Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) links: 

In their @fcpsschools.net Gmail, students should follow the green arrow in the image below and click on the "BBCU Links" label.  This will show a list of all the BBCU links teachers have sent.

 

How to access a Google Meet link: 

Click on the link below the class name and class code shown in the image below:

 

Click HERE to access videos, resources and technology support for students in the virtual learning environment.

If students continue to have difficulty accessing their classes they should contact their School Counselor.

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Technology Help @ FCHS Week of September 8th

In-person Help: Entrance #2

  • Tuesday thru Friday
    • 7:00 am - 4:00 pm - No appointment necessary!
    • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - By appointment only: Click here

Need a Mifi? (Internet access for the home)

Virtual Back to School Night (BTSN) Thursday, September 10th (6:00 - 8:45 pm)

Back to School Night (BTSN) will be Thursday, September 10, from 6:00 - 8:45 pm. 

It’s just around the corner and is an important night for all of us.  We are looking forward to meeting our Jaguar families! 

Click here for a detailed schedule of events.  Students should copy and paste their class links in the space provided; families and caregivers can use these links to “visit” their students’ virtual classrooms.

Digital Resources at Falls Church High School 

Our teachers are busy creating engaging lessons for students.  Many teachers are hoping to use some powerful digital applications that require parent/guardian consent.  Without consent, teachers will need to plan additional lessons or deviate from a useful application altogether.

This link shares information about those apps (scroll down to "School-Wide Programs):

This link will take you to the consent form:

Thank you for your attention to this important component of distance learning and support of our teachers!

Behind the Wheel

Anyone interested in signing up for Behind the Wheel please contact Mr. Booth for details (bpbooth@fcps.edu).

The ACE sign-ups will go live the first week of September and Behind the Wheel classes will start September 22nd at FCHS.

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHN) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

Both these forms are required for all students for SY 20-21 and are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module.

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Falls Church HS or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

How to Access Classes on September 8th

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How to Access Classes on September 8th Please share with your child(ren) 

Jaguar Parents/Guardians,

The first day of school is right around the corner!  As we prepare for a strong start on September 8th, we want to be sure that students are able to access their classrooms successfully.

Students should start by going to the Google Classroom for each of their classes. Prior to the first day of school, teachers will post an announcement to help students know how to access their synchronous class sessions - either on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) or Google Meet. Based on that announcement, the following instructions may be helpful to you.

How to find Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) links: 

In their @fcpsschools.net Gmail, students should follow the green arrow in the image below and click on the "BBCU Links" label.  This will show a list of all the BBCU links teachers have sent.

 

How to access a Google Meet link: 

Click on the link below the class name and class code shown in the image below:

 

Click HERE to access videos, resources and technology support for students in the virtual learning environment.

If students continue to have difficulty accessing their classes they should contact their School Counselor.

#WeAreFC

Ben Nowak, FCHS Principal

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

FCHS News & Announcements - 8/31/20

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Important Dates
  • 9/1 - Virtual Orientation for All Students (9:45 am, see announcement below)
  • 9/2 - Schedules available in Student/Parent VUE
  • 9/3 - Textbooks & Sports Paperwork Dropoff (5:00 pm, see announcements below) 
  • 9/8 - First Day of School
  • 9/10 - Virtual Back to School Night
Virtual Orientation (All Students) September 1st @ 9:45 a.m.

Hello New & Returning Jaguar Families,

As we prepare for the start of the school year on September 8th, we want to do all we can to ensure all of our students have a strong start to the year. 

We will be hosting a required virtual orientation for all students (grades 9-12) on September 1st at 9:45 a.m.  This virtual orientation will be hosted by students' Advisory teacher (4th Period).

Here is what students can expect:

  • Time to connect with their Advisory teacher and other students
  • A chance to learn about the new bell schedule and advisory period
  • An opportunity to make sure technology needs are met before school starts
  • Tips for success as we begin the school year virtually

Students should have received information from their Advisory teacher through their @fcpsschools.net Gmail account.  Students are expected to respond to the email.  This will allow teachers to know that the message was received and that the student plans to attend the orientation.

It is very important for students to check their @fcpsschools.net Gmail account every day.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact: 

Peter Lake, Assistant Principal

pmlake@fcps.edu

Behind the Wheel

Anyone interested in signing up for Behind the Wheel please contact Mr. Booth for details (bpbooth@fcps.edu).

The ACE sign-ups will go live the first week of September and Behind the Wheel classes will start September 22nd at FCHS.

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHN) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

Both these forms are required for all students for SY 20-21 and are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the weCare@school (weCare) module.

FCHS Textbook and Library Book Collection September 3rd (5:00 - 7:00 pm) Any students that have FCHS textbooks or library books should plan to return them on September 3rd.

FCHS is hosting a book collection (in conjunction with sports paper work turn in) on Thursday, August 20th from 5:00-7:00 pm at door #8 (main gym entrance).

Face masks should be worn on campus and social distancing is expected.

Please place all items in a bag and label it with student’s name and ID#.

FCHS Sports Paperwork & Equipment  Collection September 3rd (5:00 - 7:00 pm)

The FCHS Student Activities Department will have another paper work & equipment turn in day on Thursday, September 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm at door #8 (main gym entrance).

Face masks should be worn on campus and social distancing is expected.

All forms can be found under the Files/Links tab at www.fallschurchsports.org. 

You can also find the forms on our new Google site: https://sites.google.com/view/fchs-activities-information/home

There are four requirements to complete before a student is allowed to participate in any Virginia High School League (VHSL) activity.

  1. Student must have passed at least 5 classes in the previous semester (first time freshman automatically fulfill this requirement.) and currently be enrolled in at least 5 classes for credit.
  2. Complete VHSL Physical Form
  3. Complete Emergency Care Card
  4. Complete Concussion Education for student and at least one parent/guardian

All four items must be completed prior to participating in tryouts. Please note: the VHSL Physical Form must be dated after May 1st, 2020 and must be current. The paper work will be valid for the 2020-2021 school year and will be kept on file for when sports are permitted.

Reminder - Digital Resources at Falls Church High School 

Our teachers are busy creating engaging lessons for students.  Many teachers are hoping to use some powerful digital applications that require parent/guardian consent.  Without consent, teachers will need to plan additional lessons or deviate from a useful application altogether.

This link shares information about those apps (scroll down to "School-Wide Programs):

This link will take you to the consent form:

Thank you for your attention to this important component of distance learning and support of our teachers!

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

To meet the state requirement for the provision of parent educational information on scoliosis, FCHS is required to provide a scoliosis fact sheet to parents or guardians. 

The Scoliosis Fact Sheet and translations are available at: 

Technology Help @ FCHS Starting September 8th

In-person Help: Entrance 2 No appointment necessary!!

  • Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday to Friday 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Need a Mifi? (Internet access for the home)

ACTION NEEDED ON YOUR FCPSON LAPTOP

As we prepare for the upcoming virtual school year, it is important to follow these best practices.  To assist with preparing FCPSOn devices remotely, students who have a laptop at home should do the following once per week

  1. Plug the device into an outlet.
  2. Turn the device on and let it boot up.
  3. Ensure that the laptop is connected to the internet.
  4. Let the device sit for 30 minutes. No additional action is required.
  5. Do this once per week to ensure the laptop has the latest updates. 

Please continue these practices throughout the entire school year:

  • Turn your laptop on for a minimum of 30 minutes every week(you don’t need to be signed in).
  • Restart your laptop from the Start Menu (click on the Window Logo, then the power icon, then restart) once a week to ensure that you are receiving the latest updates.

If you cannot remember last year’s password, it can be recovered, managed and changed by clicking on this link: 

HOW TO SET YOUR PASSWORD RECOVERY
  • Go to the Account Manager Website
  • Enter your Username & Password
  • Click Click to Display your Recovery Options
  • Add a personal cell phone number or email address.
HOW TO CHANGE/RESET YOUR PASSWORD
  • Go to the FCPS Account Recovery Website
  • Enter your Student ID
  • Select your Recovery Option
  • Click Get Code
  • Click the reset password link that was sent to your phone or email
  • Follow the on screen directions to complete the recovery of your password

*For additional student resources, please visit the FCHS Technology Information site.

FCHS 20-21 - Student Laptop Pickup Attention Freshmen and New students

It is time to schedule a pick-up date for your school-issued laptop for the upcoming school year. We have designed distribution to follow all CDC guidelines. Click Here for the link to a calendar with appointment times. Just click and set your appointment, and we will see you soon!

Please remember the following:

  1. If you have a laptop from your previous school, please bring the laptop with you, and we will exchange it for a Falls Church High School issued laptop!
  2. Please wear a mask
  3. At Least 6 feet Social Distancing 
  4. Use the Hand sanitizer stations when you arrive at Door #2 and when you leave:).

Stay Safe and Healthy

FC!

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Opening Information

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Return to School - FAQ

Coronavirus Updates from FCPS

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Falls Church HS or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Activities - Recording

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Dear Jaguar Community,

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Activities on August 28th.  If you were unable to attend or would like to review the session, please find a link to a recording below.

Below you will find a link to a form for parents/guardians interested in learning more about Activities Booster Organizations at Falls Church High School.

Regards,

Ben Nowak, FCHS Principal

#WeAreFC

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Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Reminder - Digital Resources at Falls Church High School

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Reminder - Digital Resources at Falls Church High School 

Jaguar Community,

Our teachers are busy creating engaging lessons for students.  Many teachers are hoping to use some powerful digital applications that require your consent.  Without consent, teachers will need to plan additional lessons or deviate from a useful application altogether.

This link shares information about those apps (scroll down to "School-Wide Programs):

This link will take you to the consent form:

Thank you for your attention to this important component of distance learning and support of our teachers!

Ben Nowak, FCHS Principal

#WeAreFC

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Virtual Orientation (All Students)

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Virtual Orientation (All Students) September 1st @ 9:45 a.m.

Hello New & Returning Jaguar Families,

We hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer. As we prepare for the start of the school year on September 8th, we want to do all we can to ensure all of our students have a strong start to the year. 

We will be hosting a required virtual orientation for all students (grades 9-12) on September 1st at 9:45 a.m.  This virtual orientation will be hosted by students' Advisory teacher (4th Period).

Here is what students can expect:

  • Time to connect with their Advisory teacher and other students
  • A chance to learn about the new bell schedule and advisory period
  • An opportunity to make sure technology needs are met before school starts
  • Tips for success as we begin the school year virtually

In the coming days, students will receive more information from their Advisory teacher through their @fcpsschools.net Gmail account.  Students are expected to respond to the email.  This will allow teachers to know that the message was received and that the student plans to attend the orientation.

It is very important for students to check their @fcpsschools.net Gmail account every day.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact: 

Peter Lake, Assistant Principal

pmlake@fcps.edu

703-618-5702

We are excited to connect with our students on September 1st and are looking forward to an outstanding year together!

#WeAreFC

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Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Community Resources - Recording

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Dear Jaguar Community,

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Community Resources on August 26th.  If you were unable to attend or would like to review the session, please find a link to a recording below.

Below you will find a schedule of Jaguar Kickoff events.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Regards,

Ben Nowak, FCHS Principal

#WeAreFC

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Digital Resources at Falls Church High School 

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Digital Resources at Falls Church High School 

Jaguar Community,

Our teachers are busy creating engaging lessons for students.  Many teachers are hoping to use some powerful digital applications that require your consent.  Without consent, teachers will need to plan additional lessons or deviate from a useful application altogether.

This link shares information about those apps (scroll down to "School-Wide Programs):

This link will take you to the consent form:

Thank you for your attention to this important component of distance learning and support of our teachers!

Ben Nowak, FCHS Principal

#WeAreFC

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

FCHS Laptop Distribution Update

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FCHS Laptop Distribution Update

Jaguar Community,

We have been so excited to see so many rising 9th grade students picking up their school laptops!

Next week we are offering evening appointment times for any remaining rising 9th grade students and any student wanting to exchange their laptop for a re-imaged fresh one!

Please click HERE to set your appointment time.

Thank you,

FC Technology Team

#WeAreFC

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Technology - Recording

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Dear Jaguar Community,

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Technology on August 24th.  If you were unable to attend or would like to review the session, please find a link to a recording below.

Below you will find a schedule of Jaguar Kickoff events.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Regards,

Ben Nowak, FCHS Principal

#WeAreFC

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

FCHS News & Announcements - 8/24/20

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Important Dates
  • 8/24 - Virtual Jaguar Kickoff Town Hall - Technology Support (7:00 pm, see announcement below for link)
  • 8/26 - Virtual Jaguar Kickoff Town Hall - Community Resources (7:00 pm, see announcement below for link)
  • 8/28 - Virtual Jaguar Kickoff Town Hall - Activities (7:00 pm, see announcement below for link)
  • 9/2 - Schedules available in Student/Parent VUE
  • 9/8 - First Day of School
  • 9/10 - Virtual Back to School Night
Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Typical School Day - Recording

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Typical School Day on August 21st.  If you were unable to attend or would like to review the session, please find a link to a recording below.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Information

During the pandemic and summer meal program all students under 18 receive FREE breakfast and lunch.

On September 8th virtual learning will begin.  FCPS meal program will be under the National School Lunch Program, which requires Food Services to account for each meal served based on the students eligibility status (Free, Reduced or Paid).  

Students approved for free or reduced-price meals during school year 19-20 will continue to receive the benefit through October 20, 2020, or until a new application is processed (whichever comes first). 

Online free and reduced-price meal applications are available on the FCPS website in eight languages at:

Parents that qualify are encouraged to apply or reapply as early as possible.

Remind 101

Falls Church High School is electing to utilize Remind 101. Counselors invite students to join their group and it allows counselors to safely send messages to students’ phones.

If you do not want your son/daughter to participate, please opt them out by emailing your child’s school counselor and Jessica Grenfell. 

Requesting Technology Help

For virtual assistance: https://tinyurl.com/y6gxlybp

  • Must be signed into their fcpsschools.net account
  • We will call or email you to provide help

In person help: Entrance 2 No appointment necessary!!

  • Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday to Friday 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Need a Mifi? (Internet access for the home)

ACTION NEEDED ON YOUR FCPSON LAPTOP

As we prepare for the upcoming virtual school year, it is important to follow these best practices.  To assist with preparing FCPSOn devices remotely, students who have a laptop at home should do the following once per week

  1. Plug the device into an outlet.
  2. Turn the device on and let it boot up.
  3. Ensure that the laptop is connected to the internet.
  4. Let the device sit for 30 minutes. No additional action is required.
  5. Do this once per week to ensure the laptop has the latest updates. 

Please continue these practices throughout the entire school year:

  • Turn your laptop on for a minimum of 30 minutes every week(you don’t need to be signed in).
  • Restart your laptop from the Start Menu (click on the Window Logo, then the power icon, then restart) once a week to ensure that you are receiving the latest updates.

If you cannot remember last year’s password, it can be recovered, managed and changed by clicking on this link: 

HOW TO SET YOUR PASSWORD RECOVERY
  • Go to the Account Manager Website
  • Enter your Username & Password
  • Click Click to Display your Recovery Options
  • Add a personal cell phone number or email address.
HOW TO CHANGE/RESET YOUR PASSWORD
  • Go to the FCPS Account Recovery Website
  • Enter your Student ID
  • Select your Recovery Option
  • Click Get Code
  • Click the reset password link that was sent to your phone or email
  • Follow the on screen directions to complete the recovery of your password

*For additional student resources, please visit the FCHS Technology Information site.

FCHS 20-21 - Student Laptop Pickup Attention Freshmen and New students

It is time to schedule a pick-up date for your school-issued laptop for the upcoming school year. We have designed distribution to follow all CDC guidelines. Click Here for the link to a calendar with appointment times. Just click and set your appointment, and we will see you soon!

Please remember the following:

  1. If you have a laptop from your previous school, please bring the laptop with you, and we will exchange it for a Falls Church High School issued laptop!
  2. Please wear a mask
  3. At Least 6 feet Social Distancing 
  4. Use the Hand sanitizer stations when you arrive at Door #2 and when you leave:).

Stay Safe and Healthy

FC!

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Opening Information

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Return to School - FAQ

Coronavirus Updates from FCPS

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Falls Church HS or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Introduction - Recording

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Dear Jaguar Community,

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Virtual Jaguar Kickoff - Introduction on August 19th.  If you were unable to attend or would like to review the session, please find a link to a recording below.

Below you will find a schedule of our future Jaguar Kickoff events.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Regards,

Ben Nowak, FCHS Principal

#WeAreFC

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703.207.4000
Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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