FCHS News & Announcements - 9/26/22

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Important Dates
  • 9/26 - Student Holiday
  • 9/28-9/30 - Underclassmen Pictures (Through English classes, Auditorium, see announcement below)
  • 10/3-10/7 - Homecoming Spirit Week
  • 10/5 - Holiday
  • 10/8 - Homecoming Dance (8:00-11:00 pm, Main Gym)
  • 10/12 - PSAT/SAT School Day (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 10/15 - Fall Festival (see announcement below)
College Fair and Post-Secondary Week

High school students and their families are invited to attend the annual FCPS College Fair and Postsecondary Week events.  

The College Fair, which will feature admissions representatives from more than 250 colleges and universities from across the United States and abroad, will be held at George Mason University’s Eagle Bank Arena on Sunday, October 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. Postsecondary Week will be held virtually Monday, October 17, to Thursday, October 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. Postsecondary week will feature virtual workshops related to the college admissions process, financial aid, and other postsecondary educational opportunities.  

Students are highly encouraged to register in advance for these events. 

Underclassmen Photos September 28th - 30th

On September 28th, 29th, and 30th, Lifetouch Photography will be coming to Falls Church High School to take pictures of all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.  The students will have their pictures taken with their English classes on one of those three days.

In the weeks leading up to picture days, English teachers will give students Lifetouch Order Forms to take home to parents/guardians with information and pricing if you would like to order pictures of your students.  If you decide to order portraits, you must have your student bring the completed order form with payment on the designated picture day to hand to the photographer.  Lifetouch recommends payment by check or money order.  Payment in cash must include the exact amount in the student’s payment envelope attached to the order form.

If your student is absent or unable to have a picture taken with the class, there will be two (2) additional make-up dates on November 3rd and  4th.

NOTE ON SENIORS:  The information above only pertains to underclassmen (9th, 10th, and 11th grade students).  Seniors (12th grade students) will not get their pictures taken with the class.  Seniors who weren’t able to get their portraits taken in August will be able to schedule individual appointments with Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits for Senior Make-Up dates (October 10th-14th).  Seniors who haven’t had portraits taken will receive postcards and have additional information shared in Schoology on how to sign up for make-up appointments later this month.

Please email Dan O’Neil ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

THE FALL FESTIVAL is BACK!

OCTOBER 15 from 10AM to 3PM

The Thespian Honor Society is organizing a Fall Festival, featuring your club!  If you have a club that would like to participate, please email Mrs. De Marco at [email protected].

 

CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION

We are excited to announce our cast and crew for CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION Hailed by the New York Daily News as "widly entertaining... (with a) dazzling score", CHICAGO is the dark comedy about Roxie, a 1920's woman who is arrested after killing her lover for threatening to leave her.  Will she get away with murder?  Come find out December 1-3 at 7PM or Dec 4 at 3PM.

The CAST

Velma Kelly- Mariela Palencia (grade 12)  Roxie Hart- Dara Kearney (12) Amos Hart- Luis Silva (12) Billy Flynn- James Benjamin  (12)  Matron "Mama" Morton- Judy Zam (12) Mary Sunshine- Kate Schlageter-Prettyman (10) The Cell Block Tango girls:

              *LIZ- Pauleen Kabiling (10)

              *ANNIE- Maggie Manarin (10)

              *JUNE- Madison Kenkel (10)

              *HUNYAK- Tiffanie Heng (10)

              *MONA- McKenna Cobb (10)

*KITTY- Quinn Lopez (11)

*HUNYAK'S NEIGHBOR-  Ellie Whitfield (9) *FRED CASELY/ALVIN LIPSCHITZ- Adli Nashashibi (12) *OFFICER FOGARTY/ BERNIE/JUDGE- Diego Mahan Santos (10)  *EZEKIAL YOUNG/HARRISON/REPORTER- Colt Armstrong (10) *WILBUR/JUROR 1- Benjamin Chura (12) *CHARLIE/REPORTER-Lam Vu (11)

*CLERK- Elma Kaniz (11)

*REPORTER- Vin Watts (10)

The above roles that have an (*) are members of the ENSEMBLE as well as Khadija Achbezef (9) Chloe Brown (9) Ellie Child (9) Leslie Fon (10) Rosa Salas Medina (12) Juliette Sabbagh (9) Sasha Wendell (9)

THE CREW

The following people are serving on the CREATIVE TEAM  Co-head techs- Adli Nashashibi (12) and Scarlet Emmerson (10) Set crew chief- Justin Chenh (10)  Paint crew chief- Max Purtill (10)  Costume crew chief- Elizaveta Plis (10) Makeup crew chief- Alice Rojas-Perez (10)  Props crew chief- Cristina Nguyen (10) Light co-crew chiefs- Leslie Fon (10) and Brian Gutierrez-Lujan (10) Sound designer- Maia McAllister (10) Stage Managers- Amelia Stockhoff (9) and Kedja Yesuf (9) Running crew chief- Stephanie Mejia Ramos (10)

The CREW is growing!  So far we have the following crew members signed up in addition to the people listed above:

Gladis Rivas Vasquez (9)

Ellie Whitfield (9)

Sydney Grimard (9)

Laura Winters (9)

Isabelle Paparella (9)

An Nguyen (9)

Eden Burton (9)

U Claros (9)

Miles Alexander (9)

Amie Do (10)

Chenga (Nana) Lin (10)     Sophia Veas (9)   Ellis Mitchell (10)

Collin White (11)

Class of 2023 Updates

Dear Seniors and Senior Parents and Guardians,

We hope the school year has gotten off to a great start. Please see below for some important updates for the Class of 2023:

Graduation: 9:30am Thursday, June 8th, 2023 at Eagle Bank Arena 

Dues: Senior dues will be $50.00 this year. This cost covers the student's cap and gown (measurements and orders to be taken later), graduation programs, senior breakfast and lunch during the last week of school. 

-Dues can be paid using MySchoolBucks, cash or check. 

Graduation Announcements: Class of 2023 graduation announcements can be ordered from Jostens. Please go to Jostens.com, click on “Shop your School”, enter Falls Church High School and then click on SHOP Graduation. Or use the QR code.

Please reach out with any questions.

Sincerely,

The Class of 2023 sponsors

Ms. Gina Rotenelli 

Ms. Lynelle Palencia

Ms. Missy Brady

Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 2022-23 school year. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Understanding the Dangers of Opioid Use

As we begin the 2022-23 school year, public schools nationwide face a growing student wellness crisis. Our students' wellness challenges impact their ability to perform at their best in the classroom and may lead to other destructive behaviors. 

In Northern Virginia, the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities including young adults, and sometimes school-age children. Tragically, this can lead to devastating outcomes. There are three things you can do now, to support student wellness and increase understanding of the dangers of opioids and fentanyl:

  • Talk with children and loved ones in your life about the dangers of drug use, especially opioids. For more information, tips on how to recognize and prevent substance abuse, and available support services, watch this webinar.
  • Safely store and dispose of medications to prevent drug misuse.
  • Sign up for a Virtual REVIVE! training class to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and administer naloxone nasal spray to reverse an opioid overdose.

Learn more about the dangers of opioids and available resources on our website. Visit the Student Safety and Wellness webpage for more information about a variety of topics related to student wellbeing. 

Resources: 

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 22-23 School Year Calendar

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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FCHS News & Announcements - 9/19/22

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Important Dates
  • 9/21 - Senior Parent Night (6:30 pm, Library, see announcement below)
  • 9/22 - PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm)
  • 9/26 - Student Holiday
  • 9/28-9/30 - Underclassmen Pictures (Through English classes, Auditorium, see announcement below)
  • 10/3-10/7 - Homecoming Spirit Week
Lockdown Drill Notification

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based. We will conduct a lockdown drill at our school soon. 

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

Sincerely,

Ben Nowak, Principal

Senior Parent Night September 21, 2022 at 6:30pm in the Library

The evening program is hosted by Student Services office. It will include guidance for families on helping your senior plan for their post-secondary options such as applying to a four year college.

Questions can be directed to Jessica Grenfell.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

We have some FUN theatre events and opportunities coming up in just a few short weeks!  Please reach out to the Thespian student officers at [email protected] or Mrs. De Marco at [email protected] for more information.

September 19 3-5:30PM- First CHICAGO rehearsal.  6PM- Mandatory parent meeting for ALL cast and crew members of CHICAGO: Teen Edition. 

Performances of CHICAGO: Teen Edition will be December 1-4.  Stay tuned for more information.

Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 2022-23 school year. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Underclassmen Photos September 28th - 30th

On September 28th, 29th, and 30th, Lifetouch Photography will be coming to Falls Church High School to take pictures of all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.  The students will have their pictures taken with their English classes on one of those three days.

In the weeks leading up to picture days, English teachers will give students Lifetouch Order Forms to take home to parents/guardians with information and pricing if you would like to order pictures of your students.  If you decide to order portraits, you must have your student bring the completed order form with payment on the designated picture day to hand to the photographer.  Lifetouch recommends payment by check or money order.  Payment in cash must include the exact amount in the student’s payment envelope attached to the order form.

If your student is absent or unable to have a picture taken with the class, there will be two (2) additional make-up dates on November 3rd and  4th.

NOTE ON SENIORS:  The information above only pertains to underclassmen (9th, 10th, and 11th grade students).  Seniors (12th grade students) will not get their pictures taken with the class.  Seniors who weren’t able to get their portraits taken in August will be able to schedule individual appointments with Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits for Senior Make-Up dates (October 10th-14th).  Seniors who haven’t had portraits taken will receive postcards and have additional information shared in Schoology on how to sign up for make-up appointments later this month.

Please email Dan O’Neil ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Class of 2023 Updates

Dear Seniors and Senior Parents and Guardians,

We hope the school year has gotten off to a great start. Please see below for some important updates for the Class of 2023:

Graduation: 9:30am Thursday, June 8th, 2023 at Eagle Bank Arena 

Dues: Senior dues will be $50.00 this year. This cost covers the student's cap and gown (measurements and orders to be taken later), graduation programs, senior breakfast and lunch during the last week of school. 

-Dues can be paid using MySchoolBucks, cash or check. 

Graduation Announcements: Class of 2023 graduation announcements can be ordered from Jostens. Please go to Jostens.com, click on “Shop your School”, enter Falls Church High School and then click on SHOP Graduation. Or use the QR code.

Please reach out with any questions.

Sincerely,

The Class of 2023 sponsors

Ms. Gina Rotenelli 

Ms. Lynelle Palencia

Ms. Missy Brady

Understanding the Dangers of Opioid Use

As we begin the 2022-23 school year, public schools nationwide face a growing student wellness crisis. Our students' wellness challenges impact their ability to perform at their best in the classroom and may lead to other destructive behaviors. 

In Northern Virginia, the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities including young adults, and sometimes school-age children. Tragically, this can lead to devastating outcomes. There are three things you can do now, to support student wellness and increase understanding of the dangers of opioids and fentanyl:

  • Talk with children and loved ones in your life about the dangers of drug use, especially opioids. For more information, tips on how to recognize and prevent substance abuse, and available support services, watch this webinar.
  • Safely store and dispose of medications to prevent drug misuse.
  • Sign up for a Virtual REVIVE! training class to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and administer naloxone nasal spray to reverse an opioid overdose.

Learn more about the dangers of opioids and available resources on our website. Visit the Student Safety and Wellness webpage for more information about a variety of topics related to student wellbeing. 

Resources: 

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 22-23 School Year Calendar

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 9/12/22

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Important Dates
  • 9/13 - FCPS Superintendent Dr. Reid hosts a Community Conversation at Luther Jackson MS (6:30 pm)
  • 9/15 - PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm)
  • 9/21 - Senior Parent Night (6:30 pm, Library, see announcement below)
  • 9/26 - Student Holiday
  • 9/28-9/30 - Underclassmen Pictures (Through English classes, Auditorium, see announcement below)
  • 10/3-10/7 - Homecoming Spirit Week
College Board National Recognition Congratulations to the following students for being selected as College Board National Recognition Program awardees!  Go Jags!

These students earned this recognition because of their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and/or AP® Exams. They've accomplished these milestones during an immensely demanding period of their high school career.

  • Alexander Obando: NHRA
  • Chahd Khalid: NAARA
  • James Perez: NHRA
  • Lucia Patino Iporre: NHRA
  • Rimon Ghebremeskel: NAARA
  • Sonya Newett: NAARA, NIA

Award key:

National African American Recognition Award = NAARA

National Hispanic Recognition Award = NHRA

National Rural and Small Town Award = NRSTA

National Indigenous Award = NIA

Community Conversation with Dr. Reid September 13

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Luther Jackson MS on September 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend HERE.

Save the Date – Senior Parent Night September 21, 2022 at 6:30pm in the Library

The evening program is hosted by Student Services office. It will include guidance for families on helping your senior plan for their post-secondary options such as applying to a four year college.

Questions can be directed to Jessica Grenfell.

Class of 2023 Updates

Dear Seniors and Senior Parents and Guardians,

We hope the school year has gotten off to a great start. Please see below for some important updates for the Class of 2023:

Graduation: 9:30am Thursday, June 8th, 2023 at Eagle Bank Arena 

Dues: Senior dues will be $50.00 this year. This cost covers the student's cap and gown (measurements and orders to be taken later), graduation programs, senior breakfast and lunch during the last week of school. 

-Dues can be paid using MySchoolBucks, cash or check. 

Graduation Announcements: Class of 2023 graduation announcements can be ordered from Jostens. Please go to Jostens.com, click on “Shop your School”, enter Falls Church High School and then click on SHOP Graduation. Or use the QR code.

Please reach out with any questions.

Sincerely,

The Class of 2023 sponsors

Ms. Gina Rotenelli 

Ms. Lynelle Palencia

Ms. Missy Brady

Underclassmen Photos September 28th - 30th

On September 28th, 29th, and 30th, Lifetouch Photography will be coming to Falls Church High School to take pictures of all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.  The students will have their pictures taken with their English classes on one of those three days.

In the weeks leading up to picture days, English teachers will give students Lifetouch Order Forms to take home to parents/guardians with information and pricing if you would like to order pictures of your students.  If you decide to order portraits, you must have your student bring the completed order form with payment on the designated picture day to hand to the photographer.  Lifetouch recommends payment by check or money order.  Payment in cash must include the exact amount in the student’s payment envelope attached to the order form.

If your student is absent or unable to have a picture taken with the class, there will be two (2) additional make-up dates on November 3rd and  4th.

NOTE ON SENIORS:  The information above only pertains to underclassmen (9th, 10th, and 11th grade students).  Seniors (12th grade students) will not get their pictures taken with the class.  Seniors who weren’t able to get their portraits taken in August will be able to schedule individual appointments with Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits for Senior Make-Up dates (October 10th-14th).  Seniors who haven’t had portraits taken will receive postcards and have additional information shared in Schoology on how to sign up for make-up appointments later this month.

Please email Dan O’Neil ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Understanding the Dangers of Opioid Use

As we begin the 2022-23 school year, public schools nationwide face a growing student wellness crisis. Our students' wellness challenges impact their ability to perform at their best in the classroom and may lead to other destructive behaviors. 

In Northern Virginia, the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities including young adults, and sometimes school-age children. Tragically, this can lead to devastating outcomes. There are three things you can do now, to support student wellness and increase understanding of the dangers of opioids and fentanyl:

  • Talk with children and loved ones in your life about the dangers of drug use, especially opioids. For more information, tips on how to recognize and prevent substance abuse, and available support services, watch this webinar.
  • Safely store and dispose of medications to prevent drug misuse.
  • Sign up for a Virtual REVIVE! training class to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and administer naloxone nasal spray to reverse an opioid overdose.

Learn more about the dangers of opioids and available resources on our website. Visit the Student Safety and Wellness webpage for more information about a variety of topics related to student wellbeing. 

Resources: 

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

We have some FUN theatre events and opportunities coming up in just a few short weeks!  Please reach out to the Thespian student officers at [email protected] or Mrs. De Marco at [email protected] for more information.

September 12-13 (3-5PM in 4 minute increments):  AUDITIONS FOR CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.  Come prepared with 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show.  Music learned at the Musical theatre workshop Sept 6-7 is fine to bring to the audition.

September 14 (3-6PM- please stay the entire time):  CALLBACKS for CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.  Students who are not called back for this audition may still be cast in the show.  Students called back should be prepared to read from the scripts for various possible roles.

September 19 3-5:30PM- First CHICAGO rehearsal.  6PM- Mandatory parent meeting for ALL cast and crew members of CHICAGO: Teen Edition. 

Performances of CHICAGO: Teen Edition will be December 1-4.  Stay tuned for more information.

Text Messages for Parents Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

Important Safety Reminder: Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) Door #4 Only! See map below. We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Falls Church High School, 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. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

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.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers.

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 22-23 School Year Calendar

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 9/6/22

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Important Dates
  • 9/13 - FCPS Superintendent Dr. Reid hosts a Community Conversation at Luther Jackson MS (6:30 pm)
  • 9/15 - PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm)
  • 9/21 - Senior Parent Night (6:30 pm, Library, see announcement below)
  • 9/26 - Student Holiday
  • 9/28-9/30 - Underclassmen Pictures (Through English classes, Auditorium)
Community Conversation with Dr. Reid September 13

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Luther Jackson MS on September 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend HERE.

Save the Date – Senior Parent Night September 21, 2022 at 6:30pm in the Library

The evening program is hosted by Student Services office. It will include guidance for families on helping your senior plan for their post-secondary options such as applying to a four year college.

More info to come in next weeks News & Announcements. Questions can be directed to Jessica Grenfell.

Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance.

The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

Text Messages for Parents Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

Important Safety Reminder: Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) Door #4 Only! See map below. We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Falls Church High School, 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. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

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.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

We have some FUN theatre events and opportunities coming up in just a few short weeks!  Please reach out to the Thespian student officers at [email protected] or Mrs. De Marco at [email protected] for more information.

Sept 6 and 7: After school Musical theatre workshop for EVERYONE!  Come and learn a dance and music from our December Musical CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.

Week of Sept 6-9- Head Tech interviews (props, publicity, costumes, running crew chiefs, lights, sound, set and stage management are all available)

September 12-13 (3-5PM in 4 minute increments):  AUDITIONS FOR CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.  Come prepared with 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show.  Music learned at the Musical theatre workshop Sept 6-7 is fine to bring to the audition.

September 14 (3-6PM- please stay the entire time):  CALLBACKS for CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.  Students who are not called back for this audition may still be cast in the show.  Students called back should be prepared to read from the scripts for various possible roles.

September 19 3-5:30PM- First CHICAGO rehearsal.  6PM- Mandatory parent meeting for ALL cast and crew members of CHICAGO: Teen Edition. 

Performances of CHICAGO: Teen Edition will be December 1-4.  Stay tuned for more information.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers.

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 22-23 School Year Calendar

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 8/29/22

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Important Dates
  • 8/31 - Back to School Night (5:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 9/2 - Holiday
  • 9/5 - Holiday
  • 9/13 - FCPS Superintendent Dr. Reid hosts a Community Conversation at Luther Jackson MS (6:30 pm)
Back to School Night Wednesday, 8/31

Falls Church High School is excited to invite you to our annual Back to School Night (BTSN) on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022. Parents/Guardians will have the opportunity to explore resources, follow their student’s schedule, and meet teachers for the 2022 - 2023 school year.  Please see below for a detailed schedule for the evening.

5:00 pm - Arrival & Explore Resources

  • 5:00 - 5:45 pm - Parent account assistance, parent resources, ​​​​​​​and the FCHS String Quartet (Auditorium Lobby)
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Optional: FLE Materials Review (Library)
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Spirit Wear and Memberships for sale (Auditorium Lobby)
  • 5:45 pm - 8:35 pm - Leadership/NHS students will be available to help you find your way

6:00 pm - Meet the Teachers

This year for Back to School Night, we are supporting our families by providing buses to Falls Church High School because parking will be limited on school grounds!

2 Buses:

4:45pm—pick up at Wadsworth Ct and service road 

5:00pm–Arrive at FC Door #2

2 Buses:

4:30pm—pick up at Westlawn ES

4:45pm—pick up at Graham Road ES

5:00pm–Arrive at FC Door #2

1 Bus:

5:00pm—pick up at Camelot ES

5:15pm–Arrive at FC Door #2

1 Bus:

4:30pm—pick up at Mason Crest

4:45pm—Pick up at Woodburn

5:00pm–Arrive at FC Door #2

1 Bus:

4:45pm—pick up at Fairhill ES

5:00pm—pick up at Pine Spring ES

5:15pm–Arrive at FC Door #2

Labor Day (Holiday)

Friday, Sept, 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance.

The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

Text Messages for Parents Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

Important Safety Reminder: Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) Door #4 Only! See map below. FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

We have some FUN theatre events and opportunities coming up in just a few short weeks!  Please reach out to the Thespian student officers at [email protected] or Mrs. De Marco at [email protected] for more information.

August 31st (3-5PM):  After school theatre and thespian interest meeting in room 181.  Come find out what theatre at Falls Church High School is all about!  All current Thespians are required to attend.

September 1st (3-5PM):  After school Tech interest meeting to find out about the show and what positions are available for interviews next week!

Sept 6 and 7: After school Musical theatre workshop for EVERYONE!  Come and learn a dance and music from our December Musical CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.

Week of Sept 6-9- Head Tech interviews (props, publicity, costumes, running crew chiefs, lights, sound, set and stage management are all available)

September 12-13 (3-5PM in 4 minute increments):  AUDITIONS FOR CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.  Come prepared with 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show.  Music learned at the Musical theatre workshop Sept 6-7 is fine to bring to the audition.

September 14 (3-6PM- please stay the entire time):  CALLBACKS for CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.  Students who are not called back for this audition may still be cast in the show.  Students called back should be prepared to read from the scripts for various possible roles.

September 19 3-5:30PM- First CHICAGO rehearsal.  6PM- Mandatory parent meeting for ALL cast and crew members of CHICAGO: Teen Edition. 

Performances of CHICAGO: Teen Edition will be December 1-4.  Stay tuned for more information.

Update Emergency Care Contacts in SIS

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school.

eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Falls Church High School, 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. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

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.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers.

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 22-23 School Year Calendar

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 8/22/22

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Important Dates
  • 8/23 - Laptop Distribution (4th Period)
  • 8/26 - Jaguar Kickoff (see announcement below)
  • 8/31 - Back to School Night
  • 9/2 - Holiday
  • 9/5 - Holiday
Important Safety Reminder: Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) Door #4 Only! See map below. Student Parking Seniors Only

Families of Falls Church High School Seniors, 

The message below has been posted on the Class of 2023 Schoology page for Seniors interested in a parking permit for the 22-23 school year.

Falls Church High School Student Parking permits are available for FCHS Seniors at the lower lot of the Providence Recreation Center (PRC) for $40.00!  Please review the Parking Rules and Policies linked HERE before submitting your application. 

As a reminder, all parking on campus will be reserved for FCHS staff and Falls Church Academy students who are traveling from other schools.  All FCHS seniors who receive a parking permit will be able to park in the lower lot at PRC.  Please see the image below for the location of the spaces that are reserved for FCHS students in the PRC parking lot.

 

There will be approximately 80 parking spaces available for FCHS Seniors.  Signage will be present to help students identify the parking area that is available to them.  It is important that students park only in the designated lot.  School security staff will be monitoring the PRC and FCHS parking lots to support students with this adjustment during renovation.  Students should plan accordingly so that they arrive to class on time.

NOTE: Submitting this google form does not guarantee that you will receive a parking permit.

If you are approved to receive a Student Parking Pass for Providence Recreation Center, it will be hand delivered to you during the school day by a member of our Safety & Security Team. 

Again, please review the Parking Rules and Policies linked HERE before submitting your application.

Submit your application HERE.    

Go Jags!

Laptop Distribution

Students will receive their laptops during 4th Period on the second day of school, August 23, 2022.

Student Rights & Responsibilities Cell Phone Use

An important update was made to the Student Rights & Responsibilities document (SR&R) for the coming school year regarding the use of cell phones during the school day.  

Beginning this year, cell phones, including all accessories, must be silenced and put away during all instructional periods. Phones may be stored in a locker, backpack, pencil bag, etc. during classes. Teachers may allow usage of cell phones for instructional activities where they are the most appropriate tool. Cell phones may be used on campus before the first bell, after the last bell, during passing periods, and during all lunch periods.

We acknowledge this new policy will be a shift for many students and families, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning.  We want to partner with you to help students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class.  Please talk to your child(ren) about these expectations for the upcoming school year.  Families may also review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

We have some FUN theatre events and opportunities coming up in just a few short weeks!  Please reach out to the Thespian student officers at [email protected] or Mrs. De Marco at [email protected] for more information.

August 31st (3-5PM):  After school theatre and thespian interest meeting in room 181.  Come find out what theatre at Falls Church High School is all about!  All current Thespians are required to attend.

September 1st (3-5PM):  After school Tech interest meeting to find out about the show and what positions are available for interviews next week!

Sept 6 and 7: After school Musical theatre workshop for EVERYONE!  Come and learn a dance and music from our December Musical CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.

Week of Sept 6-9- Head Tech interviews (props, publicity, costumes, running crew chiefs, lights, sound, set and stage management are all available)

September 12-13 (3-5PM in 4 minute increments):  AUDITIONS FOR CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.  Come prepared with 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show.  Music learned at the Musical theatre workshop Sept 6-7 is fine to bring to the audition.

September 14 (3-6PM- please stay the entire time):  CALLBACKS for CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.  Students who are not called back for this audition may still be cast in the show.  Students called back should be prepared to read from the scripts for various possible roles.

September 19 3-5:30PM- First CHICAGO rehearsal.  6PM- Mandatory parent meeting for ALL cast and crew members of CHICAGO: Teen Edition. 

Performances of CHICAGO: Teen Edition will be December 1-4.  Stay tuned for more information.

Update Emergency Care Contacts in SIS

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school.

eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Falls Church High School, 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. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

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.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family healthcare provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers.

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 22-23 School Year Calendar

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 8/15/22

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Important Dates
  • 8/18 - Freshmen/New Student Orientation (see announcement below)
  • 8/22 - First day of school
  • 8/31 - Back to School Night
  • 9/2 - Holiday
  • 9/5 - Holiday
Student Rights & Responsibilities Cell Phone Use

An important update was made to the Student Rights & Responsibilities document (SR&R) for the coming school year regarding the use of cell phones during the school day.  

Beginning this year, cell phones, including all accessories, must be silenced and put away during all instructional periods. Phones may be stored in a locker, backpack, pencil bag, etc. during classes. Teachers may allow usage of cell phones for instructional activities where they are the most appropriate tool. Cell phones may be used on campus before the first bell, after the last bell, during passing periods, and during all lunch periods.

We acknowledge this new policy will be a shift for many students and families, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning.  We want to partner with you to help students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class.  Please talk to your child(ren) about these expectations for the upcoming school year.  Families may also review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users.

Update Emergency Care Contacts in SIS

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school.

eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Falls Church High School, 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. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

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.

Laptop Distribution

Students will receive their laptops during 4th Period on the second day of school, August 23, 2022.

Student Schedules 

Student schedules will be available for viewing on August 18th at 6:00 am through ParentVue and StudentVue.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family healthcare provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers.

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 22-23 School Year Calendar

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 7/26/22

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Important Dates
  • 8/1 - Fall Sports begin
  • 8/18 - Freshmen/New Student Orientation (see announcement below)
  • 8/22 - First day of school
  • 8/31 - Back to School Night
Student Schedules 

Student schedules will be available for viewing on August 18th at 6:00 am through ParentVue and StudentVue.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family healthcare provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers.

PSAT/NMSQT & SAT School Day Testing and Accommodations Notification for Parents of Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Students 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 12, 2022. Additionally, we are offering the SAT School Day to students in grade 12. 

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT for 12th graders. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing.

The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October test, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 9, 2022. When returning forms, deliver to:

ATTN: Bill McGreevy

Falls Church High School

7521 Jaguar Trail

Falls Church, VA 22046

OR [email protected] 

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT, contact us at 703-207-4000. We will share more specifics about the October 12 PSAT/NMSQT testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving Summer Sessions

Summer sessions through ACE can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 7/12/22

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PSAT/NMSQT & SAT School Day Testing and Accommodations Notification for Parents of Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Students 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 12, 2022. Additionally, we are offering the SAT School Day to students in grade 12. 

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT for 12th graders. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing.

The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October test, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 9, 2022. When returning forms, deliver to:

ATTN: Bill McGreevy

Falls Church High School

7521 Jaguar Trail

Falls Church, VA 22046

OR [email protected] 

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT, contact us at 703-207-4000. We will share more specifics about the October 12 PSAT/NMSQT testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.

 

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, we encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to Falls Church HS as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-207-4000.

Plan to Submit Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications This Summer

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving Summer Sessions

Summer sessions through ACE can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

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

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