FCHS News & Announcements - 1/18/21

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Important Dates
  • 1/19 - Religious/Cultural Observance - Orthodox Epiphany
  • 1/19 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving (6:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 1/20 - End of 2nd Quarter (2 Hr. Early Release)
  • 1/21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
  • 1/24 - Student Holiday
  • 2/3 - Renovation Community Update Meeting (6:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

REMINDER: FCPS policy on masks

As we return to school after the holiday weekend, we want to let you know that FCPS will continue universal masking for all students and staff.

FCPS continues to require universal mask wearing in alignment with CDC guidance. Our layered prevention strategies have proven effective in keeping transmission rates low in our schools. We know our students are best served by in-person instruction. Adhering to our layered prevention strategies, especially universal masking, keeps our schools open and safe places for students to learn.

FCPS is reviewing Governor Youngkin’s executive order issued this past weekend. As we have throughout the pandemic, we will continue to share any updated information with you around FCPS COVID-19 practices and protocols as needed. You can review current health and safety guidelines on our website

REMINDER: Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) Door #4 Only Please

Dear Jaguar Families, 

On Monday, November 8th we opened our new and improved Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location at Door #4 at Falls Church High School! As a reminder, the map is included below which details the entrance at the intersection of Holly Hill Drive and Jacks Lane.  Cars will enter as shown, loop around the parking lot, and drop off their students at Door #4. Cars will exit the same way they entered. 

As a reminder, the former Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location will now only be accessed by buses and Falls Church High School staff.  Additionally, Door #8 may only be accessed by buses and Falls Church High School staff. 

We still have families attempting to drop off students at the Main entrance and at Door #8 which creates a safety issue for our students that are walking, crossing the street, and trying to access the sidewalks.  Additionally, the cars create a back up at Door #8 for our 7 buses that access the back of the building.     

Remember, the new Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location at Door #4 will serve as our primary location throughout the renovation process!

Thank you again for your support with this necessary change!

FCHS Administrative and Safety & Security Teams

Renovation - Community Update Meeting

Fairfax County Public Schools invites you to a virtual meeting on February 3 at 6:00 pm to learn more about the planned renovation and addition to Falls Church HS.  Representatives of FCPS will provide a description of the project and will be available to answer your questions.  The link to the virtual Zoom meeting is below, as well as phone and mobile device dial-in numbers.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 915 5411 3408

Passcode: FCHS

Dial by your location

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 915 5411 3408

Passcode: 959350

High School Athletics Spectators No General Admission to High School Athletics through Friday January 21st

High School Athletics will continue with limited spectators. There will be no general admission to any sports contests through Friday, January 14th. Spectators will be limited to family members of both the home and visiting teams and select guests as determined by the Principal and Director of Student Activities.

Livestreaming of athletic events is available through the NFHS network. Sign up for a free account and watch Falls Church athletics by visiting https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

MAMMA MIA! Tickets are available NOW!  Don’t miss Falls Church High School’s upcoming production of MAMMA MIA! January 27-29 at 7PM. 

The show is rated PG 13 for mature content. 

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15620/falls-church-high-school-theatre

Edison Academy Open House

Edison Academy invites you to attend our Open House event on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  

Depending on conditions, you will have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities in person or virtually, meet our instructors and current students, and learn more about our incredible courses!  Please feel free to contact Cassandra Deedy at (703) 924-8101 or [email protected] if you need any additional information.  We look forward to meeting you on January 29

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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 - 1/9/21

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Important Dates
  • 1/12 - Curriculum Night (6:15 pm, see updated announcement below)
  • 1/17 - Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
  • 1/19 - Religious/Cultural Observance - Orthodox Epiphany
  • 1/19 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving (6:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 1/20 - End of 2nd Quarter (2 Hr. Early Release)
  • 1/21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
  • 1/24 - Student Holiday
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Navigating the January 2022 COVID Surge

FCPS has been working hard to prepare for staffing shortages with the recent COVID surge. These shortages will impact schools in every way, from classroom instruction to operations. 

Below is the FCPS plan to provide instruction as we return from this extended winter break.

Classroom Coverage: When a classroom teacher is out, we will consider providing sub coverage in the following order:

  • a substitute teacher from the sub pool
  • another teacher or staff member
  • Central Office volunteer subs who have instructional experience
  • Grouping multiple classes to provide supervision during asynchronous instruction.

Teachers will be reminded to upload classroom materials to Schoology, when students need to access lessons asynchronously.

Transportation: Staffing shortages are impacting our operational staff as well. Expect that there will be delays in bus routes with more double-backs that may mean students will arrive after the bell. We will adjust instruction to ensure that no student is missing important classroom time. Access the Bus Delay App to receive current bus delay information. When possible, please consider driving to school, or walking or biking if you are nearby.

Food Services: Breakfast before school and lunch service has not been impacted at this time, but it is possible that with greater staff absences, we may need to change to providing bag lunches, instead of the regular menu. 

Health and Safety: Below are some ways that you can partner with us to keep our schools safe and open for learning.

  • Keep your children home when sick.
  • We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated or boosted, which is the best protection against serious illness caused by COVID-19. 
  • Sign your child up for optional screening testing and make use of our diagnostic testing if your child has symptoms. 
  • Remind your child about our layered prevention strategies including proper mask wearing, hand washing and using hand sanitizer. 
  • Be sure your child brings home their laptop and charger every night.

Supporting Our Classrooms: Apply to be a substitute teacher. Watch for emails from your school leadership for other volunteer opportunities.

FCPS will follow this operational plan for the next 2-3 weeks. During this time, we must adjust our expectations about instruction and give our staff the space needed to make adjustments and on the spot decisions needed to combat this COVID spike. 

Please know that while things will not be perfect, we are all doing our best. We are all in this together as a community, and it will take all of us to keep our schools open.

Updated Health & Safety Guidance Effective January 10

This new guidance is effective Monday, January 10, 2022. The information provided below provides a summary of the updates. Please reference the FCPS Health and Safety Guidance for additional details.

New Guidance for Returning to School After Quarantine, Pause, or Isolation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance for isolation and quarantine in late December, with multiple updates in January. This guidance reduces isolation and quarantine to five days. The VDH states that school districts may choose to continue more stringent isolation and quarantine requirements or may implement the new CDC guidance.

FCPS will adopt the new guidance with one exception:

  • FCPS will adopt CDC’s recommendation for a five-day period of quarantine for  students and staff.
  • FCPS will adopt CDC’s recommendation for a five-day period of isolation for staff.
  • FCPS will NOT adopt CDC’s recommendation for isolation for students as we are unable to implement the required physical distancing protocols during meals.  FCPS students with COVID- 19 will need to continue to complete a ten day isolation period. 

Return Guidance for Students with COVID-19

Students who are COVID-19 positive are able to return to school when ALL of the following criteria are met:

  • Student completes at least 10 days of isolation from symptom onset for symptomatic students or 10 days since testing positive (day test administered) for COVID-19 for asymptomatic students; AND
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved; AND
  • Student submits the FCPS Isolation Letter with the return date to their attending school

Return Guidance for Students who are Close Contacts to School Related Exposures

Asymptomatic students who are close contacts and required to quarantine are able to return to school when all the criteria for one of the two options below is met:

  • Option 1:
    • Student completes five days of quarantine; AND
    • Student is asymptomatic; AND
    • Student is able to wear a face mask at school- Day 6 thru 10 ; AND
    • Student submits FCPS Pause Letter with the return date to their attending school
  • Option 2:
    • Student completes ten days of quarantine; AND
    • Student submits FCPS Pause Letter with the return date to their attending school
    • Students with mask exemptions will need to utilize Option 2 to return from quarantine.

Some students and staff may be exempt from quarantine if they meet the CDC criteria, are able to wear a face mask, and are asymptomatic:

  • Students must complete the FCHD vaccination survey, and receive a clearance email from the FCHD prior to resuming in-person learning and activities.
  • Staff must complete the Fully Vaccinated Exemption Form

Return Guidance for Students who are Close Contacts to Community Related Exposures

NEW!   FCPS will no longer require Return to School documentation for a student deemed a close contact outside of the school environment, in the community. FCPS recommends that families adhere to the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) quarantine guidance, as appropriate. If families have questions regarding COVID-19, they are encouraged to consult their physician or the Fairfax County Health Department

Updated Health and Safety Guidance Documents

The best source of the most up-to-date information, including how students return to school after quarantine or isolation, is available on the Health and Safety Guidance Document on the FCPS website.  

FCPS staff should refer to resources on the Employee Hub for updated guidelines to return to work.

Falls Church High School Curriculum Night - UPDATED January 5, 2022 January 12, 2022 at 6:15pm

We wanted to share with you that the first event to begin our academic advising timeline will be our curriculum night on January 5, 2022. The virtual event will be hosted by our Principal, Director of Student Services, Academy Administrator, and department representatives.

Who: Parents of 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th graders

When: January 12, 2022, 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Where: Virtual Link to be shared prior on January 11, 2022. This event is NOT in-person. (Habrá interpretación al español)

What: Curriculum night is a presentation to families regarding course selection information, diploma requirements, Academy opportunities and curriculum information such as AP and honors levels.

Why: Your child will be selecting his/her/their courses for the next school year; this presentation offers information on making the best choices for a successful school year.

Questions can be directed to Jessica Grenfell. A similiar presentation will be shared with students during advisory on January 13th. However, we recommend if they are available they join you to watch the Curriculum presentation. 

High School Athletics Spectators No General Admission to High School Athletics through Friday January 14th

High School Athletics will continue with limited spectators. There will be no general admission to any sports contests through Friday, January 14th. Spectators will be limited to family members of both the home and visiting teams and select guests as determined by the Principal and Director of Student Activities.

Livestreaming of athletic events is available through the NFHS network. Sign up for a free account and watch Falls Church athletics by visiting https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

MAMMA MIA! Tickets are available NOW!  Don’t miss Falls Church High School’s upcoming production of MAMMA MIA! January 27-29 at 7PM. 

The show is rated PG 13 for mature content. 

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15620/falls-church-high-school-theatre

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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 - 1/2/21

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Happy New Year & Welcome Back!

Happy new year and welcome back to all of our students and families! We hope that you have had a nice winter break and look forward to seeing you soon!

Please make sure to review the important dates and announcements below.

Important Dates
  • 1/5 - Curriculum Night (6:15 pm, see updated announcement below)
  • 1/19 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving (6:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 1/20 - End of 2nd Quarter (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Important Health Reminders

As with any illness, please keep your child home from school if they are not feeling well. 

Please make sure that your child has plenty of well-fitting masks, and remind your child to wash their hands frequently during the school day. Schools have plenty of soap and hand sanitizer available and additional masks should your child need them. If your child has not been vaccinated, please take advantage of the clinics across the region. 

If your child is symptomatic and awaiting test results, please have your child/student stay home until they receive their results. We are aware that test results are taking longer than expected due to the holiday.

If your child has been in contact with someone who has tested positive but is asymptomatic, please stay home until you have received a negative test result.

Anyone who is asymptomatic and was not exposed to anyone with COVID but chose to take a COVID test, does not need to wait for test results to come to school. 

As always, please follow the process outlined on the website should your child test positive. If your child tested positive for COVID during the holidays and has been cleared by a medical professional or the Health Department, you do not need to notify your school.

High School Athletics Spectators No General Admission to High School Athletics through Friday January 14th

High School Athletics will continue with limited spectators. There will be no general admission to any sports contests through Friday, January 14th. Spectators will be limited to family members of both the home and visiting teams and select guests as determined by the Principal and Director of Student Activities.

Livestreaming of athletic events is available through the NFHS network. Sign up for a free account and watch Falls Church athletics by visiting https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/

Falls Church High School Curriculum Night - UPDATED

Our Curriculum Presentation and Fair will now be held virtually on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Please see the updates to the announcement below. 

January 5, 2022 at 6:15pm

We wanted to share with you that the first event to begin our academic advising timeline will be our curriculum night on January 5, 2022. The virtual event will be hosted by our Principal, Director of Student Services, Academy Administrator, and department representatives.

Who: Parents of 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th graders

When: January 5, 2022, 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Where: Virtual Link to be shared prior on January 4, 2022. This event is not in-person. (Habrá interpretación al español)

What: Curriculum night is a presentation to families regarding course selection information, diploma requirements, Academy opportunities and curriculum information such as AP and honors levels.

Why: Your child will be selecting his/her/their courses for the next school year; this presentation offers information on making the best choices for a successful school year.

Questions can be directed to Jessica Grenfell. A similiar presentation will be shared with students during advisory on January 13th. However, we recommend if they are available they join you to watch the Curriculum presentation. 

FCPS Laptop Activity Reports

FCPS has new 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.

Important - Submitting Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications 

School meals provide nourishment that allows students to excel in the classroom and to grow and thrive. This year, FCPS continues to offer no-cost meals to all students, thanks to a waiver granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

While the meals are no cost for all, it is still important for families to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FRM) application because it impacts much more than meals.

FRM applications help link families to other benefits, such as waiving fees for SAT, ACT, and AP exams as well as other school fee-based programs. Qualifying students may also have access to scholarships, classes, or services provided by agencies and organizations outside FCPS. FRM applications also help determine additional education funding for your child’s school.

Winter break is a great time to complete the FRM application. Find out more on our website.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

Theatre supporters and parents of Theatre students,

We are so excited to be putting on MAMMA MIA January 27-29 at 7PM in Spratley Auditorium!  We need help getting all of the work done for the show!  If you have any volunteer hours you would be willing to give us, please fill out the sign up genius in the link below.  The show is PG 13 for mature content.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F4AAEA72EA4FA7-mamma

Our next drama booster meeting is January 13 at 6PM. 

If you have any questions, please write Mrs. De Marco at [email protected]

SAT Accommodations Deadline January 4

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 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a 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. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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 - 12/13/21

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Important Dates
  • 12/16 - PTSA Meeting (Virtual)
  • 12/20-12/31 - Winter Break
  • 1/5 - Curriculum Night (6:15 pm, see announcement below)
  • 1/19 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving (6:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 1/20 - End of 2nd Quarter (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Winter Break Office Hours

The FCHS main office will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the following dates over winter break:

  • 12/20 - 12/22
  • 12/27 - 12/30
Renovation Update

The School Bond passed this fall. The FCHS renovation project is now ready to start the bidding process for construction. Bids are due in February followed by a School Board award of the contract scheduled in March 2022. Once we get closer to starting the actual construction phase, we will be meeting with the Office of Design and Construction on phasing and the construction timeline.

Most of the work that is done this school year will happen outside, such as bringing supplies and equipment to the school and starting work on the new additions: two story science classrooms, library, and music. Most of this work will be outside of the existing school with interior renovations starting in the summer.

Edison Academy Open House

Edison Academy invites you to attend our in-person Open House event on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  We are located at 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA.  Our entrance is located at Door #13. You will have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities, meet our instructors and current students, and learn more about our incredible courses!  Please feel free to contact Cassandra Deedy at (703) 924-8101 or [email protected] if you need any additional information.  Thank you and we’ll look forward to meeting you on January 8th.

Falls Church High School Curriculum Night January 5, 2022 at 6:15pm

We wanted to share with you that the first event to begin our academic advising timeline will be our curriculum night on January 5, 2022. We will hold the event in-person, hosted by our Principal, Director of Student Services, Academy Administrator, Director of Student Activities and department representatives.

Who: Parents of 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th graders

When: January 5, 2022, 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Where: Falls Church High School Cafeteria

What: Curriculum night is a presentation to families regarding course selection information, diploma requirements, Academy opportunities and curriculum information such as AP and honors levels.

Why: Your child will be selecting his/her/their courses for the next school year; this presentation offers information on making the best choices for a successful school year.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

Theatre supporters and parents of Theatre students,

We are so excited to be putting on MAMMA MIA January 27-29 at 7PM in Spratley Auditorium!  We need help getting all of the work done for the show!  If you have any volunteer hours you would be willing to give us, please fill out the sign up genius in the link below.  The show is PG 13 for mature content.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F4AAEA72EA4FA7-mamma

Our next drama booster meeting is January 13 at 6PM. 

If you have any questions, please write Mrs. De Marco at [email protected]

FCHS Student Leadership Spotlight Winter Spirit Week

During the week of 12/13 -12/17, Falls Church High School will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for the Winter Spirit Week. Make sure to join in the fun and encourage your students to participate.

 

Toys for Tots

In addition, there will also be a toy drive for Toys for Tots. If possible, please donate unwrapped toys that are still inside their packaging.

FCPS Laptop Activity Reports

Parents can get information about their child's activity on their FCPS laptop. Sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. Learn more about the Lightspeed Parent Report and sign up process.

SAT Accommodations Deadline January 4

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 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a 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. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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 - 12/6/21

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Important Dates
  • 12/7 - Class of 2022 Fundraiser @ Panera (see announcement below)
  • 12/8 - Religious/Cultural Observance - Bodhi Day
  • 12/20-12/31 - Winter Break
  • 1/5 - Curriculum Night (6:15 pm, see announcement below)
  • 1/20 - End of 2nd Quarter (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Falls Church High School Curriculum Night January 5, 2022 at 6:15pm

We wanted to share with you that the first event to begin our academic advising timeline will be our curriculum night on January 5, 2022. We will hold the event in-person, hosted by our Principal, Director of Student Services, Academy Administrator, Director of Student Activities and department representatives.

Who: Parents of 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th graders

When: January 5, 2022, 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Where: Falls Church High School Cafeteria

What: Curriculum night is a presentation to families regarding course selection information, diploma requirements, Academy opportunities and curriculum information such as AP and honors levels.

Why: Your child will be selecting his/her/their courses for the next school year; this presentation offers information on making the best choices for a successful school year.

FCPS Laptop Activity Reports

Parents can get information about their child's activity on their FCPS laptop. Sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. Learn more about the Lightspeed Parent Report and sign up process.

Bodhi Day

Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. According to tradition, Siddhartha had recently forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and resolved to sit under a peepal tree, also known as a Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa), and simply meditate until he found the root of suffering, and how to liberate oneself from it.  FCPS has designated Bodhi as a religious and cultural observance day designed to allow students the opportunity to miss school for observances not already designated as school holidays.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

FALLS CHURCH HIGH SCHOOL’S SPOTLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

MAMMA MIA! (This show is rated PG13 for mature content)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  January 27, 28 and 29 at 7PM

As the Falls Church High School cast and crew members prepare for their production of MAMMA MIA at the end of January, we are selling KRISPY KREME DONUTS to help raise money for the Thespian Honor Society. 

All sales are after school in front of the auditorium. Students will be there to collect orders and people can pick up their donuts after school on Thursday, Dec 16th until no later than 4:30PM. 

Contact Elizabeth De Marco at [email protected].

FCHS Student Leadership Spotlight Winter Spirit Week

During the week of 12/13 -12/17, Falls Church High School will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for the Winter Spirit Week. Make sure to join in the fun and encourage your students to participate.

 

Toys for Tots

In addition, there will also be a toy drive for Toys for Tots. If possible, please donate unwrapped toys that are still inside their packaging.

SAT Accommodations Deadline January 4

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 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a 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. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.

PSAT Scores

Students are expected to have access to their October 13, 2021 PSAT scores on either December 6th or 7th. Students can access their scores by logging into studentscores.collegeboard.org. Students who do not already have College Board accounts will be prompted to create an account, which will be useful for PSAT, SAT, and AP exam notifications. Students should use a personal email address, not their fcpsschools.net email address, for their College Board accounts, as emails from the College Board may be blocked. Please contact your student’s school counselor with questions about the PSAT.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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 - 11/30/21

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Important Dates
  • 12/7 - Class of 2022 Fundraiser @ Panera (see announcement below)
  • 12/8 - Religious/Cultural Observance - Bodhi Day
  • 12/20-12/31 - Winter Break
  • 1/20 - End of 2nd Quarter (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

PSAT Scores

Students are expected to have access to their October 13, 2021 PSAT scores on either December 6th or 7th. Students can access their scores by logging into studentscores.collegeboard.org. Students who do not already have College Board accounts will be prompted to create an account, which will be useful for PSAT, SAT, and AP exam notifications. Students should use a personal email address, not their fcpsschools.net email address, for their College Board accounts, as emails from the College Board may be blocked. Please contact your student’s school counselor with questions about the PSAT.

SAT Accommodations Deadline January 4

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 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a 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. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

FALLS CHURCH HIGH SCHOOL’S SPOTLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

MAMMA MIA! (This show is rated PG13 for mature content)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  January 27, 28 and 29 at 7PM

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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 - 11/22/21

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Important Dates
  • 11/22 - PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm, Library)
  • 11/24-11/26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/9 - Healthy Choices Pyramid Event (6:30 pm)
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

FALLS CHURCH HIGH SCHOOL’S SPOTLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

MAMMA MIA! (This show is rated PG13 for mature content)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  January 27, 28 and 29 at 7PM

We want to introduce you to the 64(!!!) members of the CAST and CREW of MAMMA MIA !  Check out this list and tell them to “break a leg” when you see them!

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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

Helicopter Landing Today (11/18/21)

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Helicopter Landing Today Thursday, November 18

Jaguar Community,

The Fairfax County Flight Medics will be working with our EMT students today. As part of the program, the Fairfax County Medical Helicopter will be landing on our baseball field at 10:30 am. This is strictly for education purposes and it’s scheduled to depart roughly an hour later.

Thanks!

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FCHS News & Announcements - 11/15/21

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Important Dates
  • 11/17 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving (see announcement below)
  • 11/18 - Youth Mental Health Seminar (6:30-8:00 pm, Library, see announcement below)
  • 11/24-11/26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Kiss & Ride Thank You!

A HUGE thank you for all of your help last week transitioning our Student Dropoff/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location to Door #4.  We couldn’t have made this happen without your support.  As was shared in previous messages, this will be the location of our Kiss & Ride throughout the renovation process.

Due to changes in traffic patterns on campus which includes an increase of buses entering and exiting at Door #8 (stadium lot), we ask that Door #8 (stadium lot) NOT be used for Kiss & Ride.

Thank you for your continued support!

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)

The first PSTD (Partners for Safe Teen Driving) presentation will be held on November 17th at 6:00pm (virtually) by Mr. Booth.

Students may sign-up HERE. Mr Booth will send out invitations the night before the presentation.

Please email Mr. Booth with any questions at [email protected]

From the Parent Resource Center Youth Mental Health Seminar Thursday, November 18

Mental health is essential to overall health and quality of life. Please join Andrea Chambers, Jaguar School Psychologist, and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) as they share how mental health issues are affecting our youth and their families.

Through the NAMI “Stop the Silence” presentation we will learn the warning signs of mental health conditions and tips for talking to children about mental health. NAMI will also discuss available resources for a child or family member in crisis.

Youth Mental Health Seminar

When:  Thursday, November 18

Time:  6:30-8:00PM

Where:  FCHS Library

Questions? Contact Carolina Dotel at [email protected]. Spanish interpretation available.

We hope to see you there!

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

EVERY Falls Church High School student is invited to come to a DANCE WORKSHOP Oct 20 from 10AM-12 noon.  Cost is $10 cash.  Write Mrs. De Marco at [email protected] if planning on attending.

Outstanding Employee Awards Program 

Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Falls Church HS Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination here.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

Nominations require a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for their particular category.  The eligibility requirements for each category are:

Outstanding Teacher  

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 19th.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Layman ([email protected])

How Well Does My Child Read?

During the month of November, English teachers will be administering a short assessment called Reading Inventory. Scores on this assessment will allow teachers to know each student’s reading level in comparison to grade level expectations.  

Teachers can use this data to plan lessons that more accurately meet students’ individual needs.

This information is used along with other data points to help school leaders determine reading interventions some students may need, which could include access to specific courses for next school year or in-class supports this year. 

The Reading Inventory scores will be sent home with your child when testing is completed.  

If you have any questions about this assessment, please feel free to email Day Leary at [email protected]

The Fairfax County Youth Survey 10th and 12th Graders

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey.  The results of this survey are published each year online and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between November 15-30, 2021, in all 10th and 12th grade Advisory classes. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey and in the school counseling office of your child's school.  An e-notfiy message was sent to all 10th and 12th grade parents on October 14th. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the form attached to the parent letter and return it to your child’s counselor no later than November 15, 2021.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • November 17th 6:00pm
  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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 - 11/8/21

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Important Dates
  • 11/9 - Financial Aid Workshop (6:30 pm, Little Theater)
  • 11/11 - Veterans Day (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 11/17 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving (see announcement below)
  • 11/18 - Youth Mental Health Seminar (6:30-8:00 pm, Library)
  • 11/24-11/26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Financial Aid Workshop 11/9/21 at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater 2-Hr. Early Release - Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11 (White Day) will be a 2-Hr. Early Release for students.  Please see the bell schedule below.

How Well Does My Child Read?

During the month of November, English teachers will be administering a short assessment called Reading Inventory. Scores on this assessment will allow teachers to know each student’s reading level in comparison to grade level expectations.  

Teachers can use this data to plan lessons that more accurately meet students’ individual needs.

This information is used along with other data points to help school leaders determine reading interventions some students may need, which could include access to specific courses for next school year or in-class supports this year. 

The Reading Inventory scores will be sent home with your child when testing is completed.  

If you have any questions about this assessment, please feel free to email Day Leary at [email protected]

Outstanding Employee Awards Program 

Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Falls Church HS Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination here.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

Nominations require a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for their particular category.  The eligibility requirements for each category are:

Outstanding Teacher  

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 19th.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Layman ([email protected])

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

To meet the state requirement for the provision of parent educational information on scoliosis, all Fairfax County Public Schools must provide a scoliosis fact sheet to parents or guardians of students in grades   5 - 10 within 60 business days of the school start date.

The Scoliosis Fact Sheet and translations are available at:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/42356

Class of 2022 Fundraiser

Support the Senior Class at &pizza November 8th!

2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School (SRGS)

We want to share an opportunity for current FCHS 10th and 11th graders. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below.

  • Complete the interest form sent to students’ email for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 9th. No late entries will be accepted. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.
  • Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.
    • Academic applications are due to the school on December 7, 2021
    • VPA applications are due to the school on January 28, 2022.

If you have any questions about any of this information, please contact Mrs. Madelein Doudaklian at [email protected] or Mrs. Lan Nguyen [email protected]

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning this week, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

The Fairfax County Youth Survey 10th and 12th Graders

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey.  The results of this survey are published each year online and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between November 15-30, 2021, in all 10th and 12th grade Advisory classes. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey and in the school counseling office of your child's school.  An e-notfiy message was sent to all 10th and 12th grade parents on October 14th. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the form attached to the parent letter and return it to your child’s counselor no later than November 15, 2021.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • November 17th 6:00pm
  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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

Reminder: New Student Drop-off/Pickup Starts 11/8

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New Student Drop-off/Pickup Location (Kiss & Ride) Beginning Monday, November 8

Dear Jaguar Families, 

Starting on Monday, November 8th we will be operating a new and improved Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location at Falls Church High School! The map below details the entrance at the intersection of Holly Hill Drive and Jacks Lane.  Cars will enter as shown, loop around the parking lot, and drop off their students at Door #4. Cars will exit the same way they entered. 

The former Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location will now only be accessed by buses and Falls Church High School staff.

The new Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location will serve as our primary location throughout the renovation process! 

 

Thank you for your support with this necessary change!

FCHS Administrative and Safety & Security Teams

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FCHS News & Announcements - 11/2/21

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Important Dates
  • 11/4 - Religious/Cultural Observance - Diwali
  • 11/8- New Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location (see announcement below)
  • 11/11 - Veterans Day (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 11/17 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving (see announcement below)
  • 11/24-11/26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

New Student Drop-off/Pickup Location (Kiss & Ride)

Dear Jaguar Families, 

Starting on Monday, November 8th we will be operating a new and improved Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location at Falls Church High School! The map below details the entrance at the intersection of Holly Hill Drive and Jacks Lane.  Cars will enter as shown, loop around the parking lot, and drop off their students at Door #4. Cars will exit the same way they entered. 

The former Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location will now only be accessed by buses and Falls Church High School staff.

The new Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location will serve as our primary location throughout the renovation process! 

 

Thank you for your support with this necessary change!

FCHS Administrative and Safety & Security Teams

Outstanding Employee Awards Program 

Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Falls Church HS Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination here.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

Nominations require a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for their particular category.  The eligibility requirements for each category are:

Outstanding Teacher  

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 19th.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Layman ([email protected])

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

To meet the state requirement for the provision of parent educational information on scoliosis, all Fairfax County Public Schools must provide a scoliosis fact sheet to parents or guardians of students in grades   5 - 10 within 60 business days of the school start date.

The Scoliosis Fact Sheet and translations are available at:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/42356

Class of 2022 Fundraiser

Support the Senior Class at &pizza November 8th!

2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School (SRGS)

We want to share an opportunity for current FCHS 10th and 11th graders. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below.

  • Complete the interest form sent to students’ email for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 9th. No late entries will be accepted. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.
  • Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.
    • Academic applications are due to the school on December 7, 2021
    • VPA applications are due to the school on January 28, 2022.

If you have any questions about any of this information, please contact Mrs. Madelein Doudaklian at [email protected] or Mrs. Lan Nguyen [email protected]

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning this week, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

The Fairfax County Youth Survey 10th and 12th Graders

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey.  The results of this survey are published each year online and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between November 15-30, 2021, in all 10th and 12th grade Advisory classes. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey and in the school counseling office of your child's school.  An e-notfiy message was sent to all 10th and 12th grade parents on October 14th. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the form attached to the parent letter and return it to your child’s counselor no later than November 15, 2021.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • November 17th 6:00pm
  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

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

Reminders: Early Release on 10/29 & New Student Drop-off/Pickup

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End of 1st Quarter & Early Release on 10/29

Friday, October 29 (Green Day) is the end of the 1st Quarter and will be a 2-Hr. Early Release for students.  Please see the bell schedule below.

FCHS offices will be closing at 2:00 pm.

New Student Drop-off/Pickup Location (Kiss & Ride) Beginning Monday, November 8

Dear Jaguar Families, 

Starting on Monday, November 8th we will be operating a new and improved Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location at Falls Church High School! The map below details the entrance at the intersection of Holly Hill Drive and Jacks Lane.  Cars will enter as shown, loop around the parking lot, and drop off their students at Door #4. Cars will exit the same way they entered. 

The former Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location will now only be accessed by buses and Falls Church High School staff.

The new Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location will serve as our primary location throughout the renovation process! 

 

Thank you for your support with this necessary change!

FCHS Administrative and Safety & Security Teams

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FCHS News & Announcements - 10/25/21

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Important Dates
  • 10/28-10/30 - FCHS Spotlight Theatre presents CLUE (see announcement below)
  • 10/29 - End of 1st Quarter (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 11/1-11/2 - Teacher Workdays/Student Holidays
  • 11/1-11/2 - Religious/Cultural Observance - Dia de los Muertos
  • 11/2 - Election Day (and an important School Bond Referendum!)
  • 11/4 - Religious/Cultural Observance - Diwali
  • 11/8- New Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location (see announcement below)
  • 11/11 - Veterans Day (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 11/17 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving (see announcement below)
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Office Hours on 11/1 & 11/2

FCHS school offices will be open 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 2.

New Student Drop-off/Pickup Location (Kiss & Ride)

Dear Jaguar Families, 

Starting on Monday, November 8th we will be operating a new and improved Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location at Falls Church High School! The map below details the entrance at the intersection of Holly Hill Drive and Jacks Lane.  Cars will enter as shown, loop around the parking lot, and drop off their students at Door #4. Cars will exit the same way they entered. 

The former Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location will now only be accessed by buses and Falls Church High School staff.

The new Student Drop-off/Pickup (Kiss & Ride) location will serve as our primary location throughout the renovation process! 

 

Thank you for your support with this necessary change!

FCHS Administrative and Safety & Security Teams

2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School (SRGS)

We want to share an opportunity for current FCHS 10th and 11th graders. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below.

  • Complete the interest form sent to students’ email for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 9th. No late entries will be accepted. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.
  • Attend our school interest meeting which will take place at 10:30 am tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26, in the cafeteria. Attendance at the meeting is optional but strongly encouraged.
  • Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.
    • Academic applications are due to the school on December 7, 2021
    • VPA applications are due to the school on January 28, 2022.

If you have any questions about any of this information, please contact Mrs. Madelein Doudaklian at [email protected] or Mrs. Lan Nguyen [email protected]

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning this week, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

The Fairfax County Youth Survey 10th and 12th Graders

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey.  The results of this survey are published each year online and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between November 15-30, 2021, in all 10th and 12th grade Advisory classes. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey and in the school counseling office of your child's school.  An e-notfiy message was sent to all 10th and 12th grade parents on October 14th. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the form attached to the parent letter and return it to your child’s counselor no later than November 15, 2021.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

Tickets to CLUE are on sale now!  $5 in advance for Oct 28 and 30 shows at 7pm and Oct 30 performance at 2PM. $20 for streaming at home!  (Only 100 streams available for the Oct 29 performance, so get yours today!)  Coming to a show in person?  It's $10 at the door.  Hope to see you there!

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15620/falls-church-high-school-theatre

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • November 17th 6:00pm
  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

2021 School Bond Referendum 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and a school construction bond referendum (including Falls Church HS) is on the ballot.

New and renovated schools provide optimal spaces for teaching and learning–and the entire community benefits too. Our school construction and renovation programs help provide space for our students and educators. But, our buildings also serve the community as teen centers, recreation sites, polling places, places of worship, civic meeting spaces, School Age Child Care facilities, and more.

Before you vote, I hope that you’ll take a moment to read about how Fairfax County Public Schools plans to fund school projects with bond proceeds. You can learn more about the 2021 School Bond Referendum here.

A School Bond Referendum is on November’s ballot.

Vote, on Tuesday, November 2.  Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 - 10/18/21

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Important Dates
  • 10/21 - PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm)
  • 10/28-10/30 - FCHS Spotlight Theatre presents CLUE (see announcement below)
  • 10/29 - End of 1st Quarter (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 11/1-11/2 - Teacher Workdays/Student Holidays
  • 11/1-11/2 - Religious/Cultural Observance - Dia de los Muertos
  • 11/2 - Election Day (and an important School Bond Referendum!)
  • 11/4 - Religious/Cultural Observance - Diwali
  • 11/11 - Veterans Day (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning this week, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

Class of 2024 Fundraiser The Fairfax County Youth Survey 10th and 12th Graders

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey.  The results of this survey are published each year online and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between November 15-30, 2021, in all 10th and 12th grade Advisory classes. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey and in the school counseling office of your child's school.  An e-notfiy message was sent to all 10th and 12th grade parents on October 14th. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the form attached to the parent letter and return it to your child’s counselor no later than November 15, 2021.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

Tickets to CLUE are on sale now!  $5 in advance for Oct 28 and 30 shows at 7pm and Oct 30 performance at 2PM. $20 for streaming at home!  (Only 100 streams available for the Oct 29 performance, so get yours today!)  Coming to a show in person?  It's $10 at the door.  Hope to see you there!

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15620/falls-church-high-school-theatre

Student-Athlete Vaccination Requirement Deadlines

Starting November 8, students who are 16 years or older are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical or religious exemption on file in order to participate in Virginia High School League (VHSL) winter and spring sports for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will also be required for participation in any other activity that requires a physical. This includes dance team and step team, as well as out-of-season practices and workouts. Unvaccinated students 12-15 years of age must provide a negative COVID-19 test weekly to participate in team activities. 

Falls Church HS is now accepting proof of vaccination or qualified exemptions for students.

Proof of vaccination is provided by showing the student’s vaccination card to the Student Activities Office.

Medical exemptions must be submitted through a letter from the student’s doctor, on the doctor’s office letterhead, stating the student has a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to documented health or medical reasons will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test every week. To provide documentation of a medical exemption: submit documentation to the Student Activities Office.

Religious exemptions must be submitted using the Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption form and must be notarized. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test every week. To provide documentation of a religious exemption: submit documentation to the Student Activities Office.

Proof of vaccination or exemption must be submitted by November 1, 2021. 

Weekly testing will be required for unvaccinated students 12-15 and those who qualify for medical or religious exemptions. The test will need to be either a rapid test or a PCR test. Home testing using over-the-counter testing products will not be accepted.

For more information about the vaccination requirement for student-athletes, visit the FCPS website.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • November 17th 6:00pm
  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

2021 School Bond Referendum 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and a school construction bond referendum (including Falls Church HS) is on the ballot.

New and renovated schools provide optimal spaces for teaching and learning–and the entire community benefits too. Our school construction and renovation programs help provide space for our students and educators. But, our buildings also serve the community as teen centers, recreation sites, polling places, places of worship, civic meeting spaces, School Age Child Care facilities, and more.

Before you vote, I hope that you’ll take a moment to read about how Fairfax County Public Schools plans to fund school projects with bond proceeds. You can learn more about the 2021 School Bond Referendum here.

A School Bond Referendum is on November’s ballot.

Vote, on Tuesday, November 2.  Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 - 10/12/21

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Important Dates
  • 10/11-10/16 - Homecoming Week!
  • 10/13 - PSAT/SAT Day (2-Hr. Early Release, see announcement below)
  • 10/28-10/30 - FCHS Spotlight Theatre presents CLUE (see announcement below)
  • 10/29 - End of 1st Quarter (2-Hr. Early Release)
  • 11/1-11/2 - Teacher Workdays/Student Holidays
  • 6/2 - Graduation (2:00 pm)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

PSAT/SAT School Day Reminders - October 13

October 13th is a two-hour early release day. Students in grades 10 and 11, as well as some students in grade 12, will be testing during the day rather than reporting to classes.

  • Grade 9: All 9th grade students in FCPS will work from home on October 13th. Students in grade 9 will complete asynchronous lessons (accessible through Schoology) from home. 
  • Grade 10 & 11: Students in grades 10 and 11 will report to their PSAT testing location at 8:10am. Details on PSAT test day locations/rooms, and what to bring/what not to bring on test day were sent to student emails the week of 10/4. 
  • Grade 12: Grade 12 students who signed up in advance for the SAT will also report to their SAT testing location at 8:10am. Confirmation emails including SAT test day locations were sent to students on 9/28.  Seniors who did not sign up in advance to take the SAT will not report to the building on October 13th but instead will have an unscheduled day; students are encouraged to participate in a civic engagement activity, attend a college tour, or use the time to complete school assignments. 
  • Additional schedule info for 10/13: PSAT and SAT exams will begin promptly at 8:10am. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided by the cafeteria after the PSAT/SAT test, but students may also choose to bring a snack to eat during testing breaks. High school academy courses will not be held on October 13.

Testing day tips include getting a good night’s sleep the night before, eating a heathy breakfast, dressing comfortably in layers, and making sure #2 pencils, erasers, a snack, and a calculator with fresh batteries are all packed and ready to go. Pencils and calculators will not be available on test day.

Homecoming Update

We are looking forward to a fun and spirited Homecoming week (10/11 - 10/15) capped with a series of events on Friday, 10/15 and Saturday, 10/16!

Friday, October 15th
  • 1:30 pm - Pep Rally (Paul Webber Stadium)
  • 5:00 pm - Homecoming Parade (On campus)
  • 5:45 pm - Athletic Boosters Tailgate (Outside Door #8)
  • 6:00 pm - Gates open for Homecoming Football Game
  • 7:00 pm - Kickoff!
Saturday, October 16th
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Homecoming Dance (Courtyard)
    • Click here to buy a ticket ($5)
    • Tickets will not be sold at the door
    • Park in the back lot and enter Door #6
Student-Athlete Vaccination Requirement Deadlines

Starting November 8, students who are 16 years or older are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical or religious exemption on file in order to participate in Virginia High School League (VHSL) winter and spring sports for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will also be required for participation in any other activity that requires a physical. This includes dance team and step team, as well as out-of-season practices and workouts. Unvaccinated students 12-15 years of age must provide a negative COVID-19 test weekly to participate in team activities. 

Falls Church HS is now accepting proof of vaccination or qualified exemptions for students.

Proof of vaccination is provided by showing the student’s vaccination card to the Student Activities Office.

Medical exemptions must be submitted through a letter from the student’s doctor, on the doctor’s office letterhead, stating the student has a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to documented health or medical reasons will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test every week. To provide documentation of a medical exemption: submit documentation to the Student Activities Office.

Religious exemptions must be submitted using the Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption form and must be notarized. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test every week. To provide documentation of a religious exemption: submit documentation to the Student Activities Office.

Proof of vaccination or exemption must be submitted by November 1, 2021. 

Weekly testing will be required for unvaccinated students 12-15 and those who qualify for medical or religious exemptions. The test will need to be either a rapid test or a PCR test. Home testing using over-the-counter testing products will not be accepted.

For more information about the vaccination requirement for student-athletes, visit the FCPS website.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning this week, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The PSTD Meetings for FCHS are scheduled for the following dates. Please be sure to attend one meeting to fulfill your driver’s education requirement.

  • November 17th 6:00pm
  • January 19th 6:00m
  • February 23rd 6:00pm
  • May 11th 6:00pm

All of these meetings will be virtual and your 10th grade Health and PE teacher will provide details for signing up!

2021 School Bond Referendum 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and a school construction bond referendum (including Falls Church HS) is on the ballot.

New and renovated schools provide optimal spaces for teaching and learning–and the entire community benefits too. Our school construction and renovation programs help provide space for our students and educators. But, our buildings also serve the community as teen centers, recreation sites, polling places, places of worship, civic meeting spaces, School Age Child Care facilities, and more.

Before you vote, I hope that you’ll take a moment to read about how Fairfax County Public Schools plans to fund school projects with bond proceeds. You can learn more about the 2021 School Bond Referendum here.

A School Bond Referendum is on November’s ballot.

Vote, on Tuesday, November 2.  Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Students Sent Home With Covid-Like Illness

FCPS has updated guidance for students sent home with COVID-like symptoms. Starting Monday, October 4, we will follow the following guidelines.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved, and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

  • PCR (test result from lab or physician)
  • Rapid (test result from lab or physician)
  • Home Test (picture of negative home test AND note from parent attesting the result is for the specific child and to the date the test was administered)

OR  

Physician’s Note

Note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the child to return to school.

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

Tickets to CLUE are on sale now!  $5 in advance for Oct 28 and 30 shows at 7pm and Oct 30 performance at 2PM. $20 for streaming at home!  (Only 100 streams available for the Oct 29 performance, so get yours today!)  Coming to a show in person?  It's $10 at the door.  Hope to see you there!

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15620/falls-church-high-school-theatre

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

The 2021 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 16, 17 and 18, 2021.  Students who have experience with languages other than English can earn up to three high school credits through this assessment.

Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek*, Hebrew*, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese*, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish*, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Please reach out to your school counselor for more information and to get registered. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

Additional credit exam information can be accessed at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages

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 - 10/5/21

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Important Dates
  • 10/11-10/16 - Homecoming Week!
  • 10/11 - Student Holiday
  • 10/13 - PSAT/SAT Day (2-Hr. Early Release, see announcement below)
  • 10/28-10/30 - FCHS Spotlight Theatre presents CLUE (see announcement below)
  • 10/29 - End of 1st Quarter (2-Hr. Early Release)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Homecoming Update

We are looking forward to a fun and spirited Homecoming week (10/11 - 10/15) capped with a series of events on Friday, 10/15 and Saturday, 10/16!

Friday, October 15th
  • 1:30 pm - Pep Rally (Paul Webber Stadium)
  • 5:00 pm - Homecoming Parade (On campus)
  • 5:45 pm - Athletic Boosters Tailgate (Outside Door #8)
  • 6:00 pm - Gates open for Homecoming Football Game
  • 7:00 pm - Kickoff!
Saturday, October 16th
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Homecoming Dance (Courtyard)
    • Click here to buy a ticket ($5)
    • Tickets will not be sold at the door
    • Park in the back lot and enter Door #6
2021 School Bond Referendum 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and a school construction bond referendum (including Falls Church HS) is on the ballot.

New and renovated schools provide optimal spaces for teaching and learning–and the entire community benefits too. Our school construction and renovation programs help provide space for our students and educators. But, our buildings also serve the community as teen centers, recreation sites, polling places, places of worship, civic meeting spaces, School Age Child Care facilities, and more.

Before you vote, I hope that you’ll take a moment to read about how Fairfax County Public Schools plans to fund school projects with bond proceeds. You can learn more about the 2021 School Bond Referendum here.

A School Bond Referendum is on November’s ballot.

Vote, on Tuesday, November 2.  Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Students Sent Home With Covid-Like Illness

FCPS has updated guidance for students sent home with COVID-like symptoms. Starting Monday, October 4, we will follow the following guidelines.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved, and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

  • PCR (test result from lab or physician)
  • Rapid (test result from lab or physician)
  • Home Test (picture of negative home test AND note from parent attesting the result is for the specific child and to the date the test was administered)

OR  

Physician’s Note

Note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the child to return to school.

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school.

PSAT/SAT School Day October 13, 2021

Falls Church High School is administering the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT School Day on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.  We will operate on a 2-hour early release schedule this day. 

Student Engagement and Attendance on PSAT/SAT School day (October 13, 2021):

  • Grade 9 students will receive asynchronous virtual learning.  More information to follow at a later date.
  • Grade 10-11 students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT.  All 10th and 11th grade students have been registered for the PSAT – no separate registration is required.
  • Grade 12 students who returned an intent to participate form will take the SAT exam.  Registration for the SAT school day is now closed.  Registration confirmation will be sent to students via email on September 26th.  For 12th grade students who are not scheduled to take the SAT: October 13th will be an unscheduled day; students are encouraged to participate in a civic engagement activity, attend a college tour or use the time to complete school assignments.

Please note: High School academy courses will not be held on October 13, and academy shuttles are cancelled.

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

The 2021 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 16, 17 and 18, 2021.  Students who have experience with languages other than English can earn up to three high school credits through this assessment.

Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek*, Hebrew*, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese*, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish*, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Please reach out to your school counselor for more information and to get registered. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

Additional credit exam information can be accessed at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

PERFORMANCES:  Oct 28 at 7PM

                                  Oct 29 (Streaming from home) at 7PM

                                  Oct 30 at 2PM (understudy cast performance)

                                  Oct 30 at 7PM  (Closing night)

Daily Health Screening Reminder & Key COVID-19 Terms

Thank you for continuing to monitor your child's health each day.  You can use the FCPS daily health screening questionnaire to help you determine when to keep your child home. 

FCPS has created a video that defines key COVID-19 terms you might hear the school and district use. 

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
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Homecoming Update

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Homecoming Update

We are looking forward to a fun and spirited Homecoming week (10/11 - 10/15) capped with a series of events on Friday, 10/15 and Saturday, 10/16!

Friday, October 15th
  • 1:30 pm - Pep Rally (Paul Webber Stadium)
  • 5:00 pm - Homecoming Parade (On campus)
  • 5:45 pm - Athletic Boosters Tailgate (Outside Door #8)
  • 6:00 pm - Gates open for Homecoming Football Game
  • 7:00 pm - Kickoff!
Saturday, October 16th
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Homecoming Dance (Courtyard)
    • Click here to buy a ticket ($5)
    • Tickets will not be sold at the door
    • Park in the back lot and enter Door #6

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

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