FCHS News & Announcements - 6/14/21

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FCHS News & Announcements Taking a Break

The weekly FCHS News & Announcements will be taking a summer break and will return in August.

Please check our website for summer updates.

Student Services Summer Contact Information

Summer Office Hours Beginning Monday, 6/21

FCHS Main Office will be open 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

Report Cards

On Monday, June 14, 2021, final report cards should be visible in SIS ParentVUE. We will be printing and mailing a hard copy anticipated to be mailed out no later than Friday, June 18th.  

Immunizations

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Falls Church High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form 

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. Click here for Health Department clinic locations and hours or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Suzanne Lokke at 703-207-4067 if you have any questions.

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

Jaguar Jumpstart Update

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Jaguar Jumpstart Update Now open to rising 10th grade students!

Due to the distance learning setting, we have recently opened up the Jaguar Jumpstart program for rising 10th grade students, especially for those that have been virtual for the 2020-2021 school year.

The details and registration are available on our website.

Questions should be directed to the site-director, Shelley Yu, syu@fcps.edu.

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 6/7/21

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Congratulations Class of 2021!

Click HERE for more graduation photos.

Important Dates
  • 6/8 - Virtual synchronous learning for all FCPS students
  • 6/11 - Last day of school
Report Cards

On Monday, June 14, 2021, final report cards should be visible in SIS ParentVUE. We will be printing and mailing a hard copy anticipated to be mailed out no later than Friday, June 18th.  

Graduated seniors that completed the senior survey will have their transcript automatically sent to their selected college by the end of this week.

2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule

Please click HERE to view the 2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule. It can also be found on the FCHS website.

Summer Assignments

FCHS teachers will not give summer assignments. 

Instead, teachers may provide optional enrichment activities or choice reading that are not for a grade. 

Textbook/Materials Return 

Teachers will begin collecting textbooks/materials from in-person students whenever they are finished using the resource.

Virtual students can return any books or materials at Entrance 1 (main entrance) during school hours. Security staff will be there to receive them.

Please see important due dates below.

Laptop Collection

3rd and 7th period teachers will be collecting a laptop, charger and bag from each in-person student. Virtual students should turn in their laptop, charger and bag at Door #10.

The collection dates are below.

Immunizations

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Falls Church High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Suzanne Lokke at 703-207-4067 if you have any questions.

Live Sports Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 6/1/21

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Important Dates
  • 6/3 - Graduation @ Fairfax HS Stadium (9:00 am)
  • 6/3 - FCHS asynchronous learning day for Underclassmen
  • 6/4 - Graduation Rain Date (9:00 am, Fairfax HS Stadium)
  • 6/4 - Underclassmen Exams begin (see EOY Exams/Events Schedule below)
  • 6/8 - Virtual synchronous learning for all FCPS students
  • 6/11 - Last day of school
Attendance Matters!

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

Consider these important and interesting facts about attendance:

  • Students who are chronically absent are over 7 times more likely to drop out.
  • Dropouts make about $1 million less over a lifetime than graduates.
  • When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduation.
  • Attendance improves when schools engage students and parents in positive ways.

It’s important to communicate these and other needs to our Dean, SOSA, administrators, counselors, & clinicians.

FCPS Mask & Social Distance Guidance Effective through June 15, 2021

FCPS students and staff will be required to wear masks and socially distance during instructional time inside school buildings for the remainder of the school year.

FCPS will be using updated mask guidelines for graduation, athletics, school performances, and school-specific events starting May 28.

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document/mask-and-social-distancing-guidance

Graduation June 3 @ 9:00 am (Rain date-June 4 @ 9:00 am) Fairfax HS Stadium

We are very excited to share that the Class of 2021 will be celebrated during an in-person graduation ceremony this year! 

Based on updated guidance, each graduating senior will now receive NINE TICKETS to the ceremony. All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

Get more information about the primary elections.

2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule

Please click HERE to view the 2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule. It can also be found on the FCHS website.

Please note that this is a "living document" as the date/time of some events may be adjusted (exam schedule is solid). We will post a new schedule and update you if changes are made.

Please note that Tuesday, June 8 is now a virtual synchronous exam day for students. All underclass students will access their 1st and 3rd period exams virtually.

Summer Assignments

FCHS teachers will not give summer assignments. 

Instead, teachers may provide optional enrichment activities or choice reading that are not for a grade. 

Textbook/Materials Return 

Teachers will begin collecting textbooks/materials from in-person students whenever they are finished using the resource.

Virtual students can return any books or materials at Entrance 1 (main entrance) during school hours. Security staff will be there to receive them.

Please see important due dates below.

Laptop Collection

3rd and 7th period teachers will be collecting a laptop, charger and bag from each in-person student. Virtual students should turn in their laptop, charger and bag at Door #10.

The collection dates are below.

Senior Graduation Celebration Sponsored by the FCHS PTSA

Thursday, June 3, 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Lake Accotink Park (7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA)

Click here to learn more.

Buy a Ticket Buy One Ticket/Sponsor One Ticket Complete the Parent Permission Form Donate Immunizations

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Falls Church High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Suzanne Lokke at 703-207-4067 if you have any questions.

Live Sports Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 5/24/21

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Important Dates
  • 5/31 - Holiday
  • 6/3 - In-person Graduation
  • 6/3 - FCHS asynchronous learning day for underclass students
  • 6/4 - Underclass Exams begin (see EOY Exams/Events Schedule below)
  • 6/8 - Virtual synchronous learning for all FCPS students
  • 6/11 - Last day of school
Attendance Matters!

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

Consider these important and interesting facts about attendance:

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

It’s important to communicate these and other needs to our Dean, SOSA, administrators, counselors, & clinicians.

Graduation - UPDATED June 3 @ 9:00 am (Rain date-June 4 @ 9:00 am) Fairfax HS Stadium

We are very excited to share that the Class of 2021 will be celebrated during an in-person graduation ceremony this year! 

Based on updated guidance, each graduating senior will now receive NINE TICKETS to the ceremony. 2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule

Please click HERE to view the 2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule. It can also be found on the FCHS website.

Please note that this is a "living document" as the date/time of some events may be adjusted (exam schedule is solid). We will post a new schedule and update you if changes are made.

Please note that Tuesday, June 8 is now a virtual synchronous exam day for students. All underclass students will access their 1st and 3rd period exams virtually.

Summer Assignments

FCHS teachers will not give summer assignments. 

Instead, teachers may provide optional enrichment activities or choice reading that are not for a grade. 

Senior Graduation Celebration Sponsored by the FCHS PTSA

Thursday, June 3, 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Lake Accotink Park (7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA)

Click here to learn more.

Buy a Ticket Buy One Ticket/Sponsor One Ticket Complete the Parent Permission Form Donate All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

Get more information about the primary elections.

Textbook/Materials Return 

Teachers will begin collecting textbooks/materials from in-person students whenever they are finished using the resource.

Virtual students can return any books or materials at Entrance 1 (main entrance) during school hours. Security staff will be there to receive them.

Please see important due dates below.

Laptop Collection

3rd and 7th period teachers will be collecting a laptop, charger and bag from each in-person student. Virtual students should turn in their laptop, charger and bag at Door #10.

The collection dates are below.

Immunizations

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Falls Church High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Suzanne Lokke at 703-207-4067 if you have any questions.

Live Sports Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 5/20/21

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Important Dates
  • 5/21 - Senior Exams begin (see EOY Exams/Events Schedule below)
  • 5/31 - Holiday
  • 6/3 - In-person Graduation
  • 6/3 - FCHS asynchronous learning day
  • 6/4 - Underclass Exams begin (see EOY Exams/Events Schedule below)
  • 6/8 - Virtual synchronous learning for all FCPS students
  • 6/11 - Last day of school
Attendance Matters!

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

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

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

Avoid absences unless absolutely necessary!

It’s important to communicate these and other needs to our Dean, SOSA, administrators, counselors, & clinicians.

Immunizations

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Falls Church High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Suzanne Lokke at 703-207-4067 if you have any questions.

All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

Get more information about the primary elections.

Graduation June 3 @ 9:00 am (Rain date-June 4 @ 9:00 am) Fairfax HS Stadium

We are very excited to share that the Class of 2021 will be celebrated during an in-person graduation ceremony this year! 

2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule

Please click HERE to view the 2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule. It can also be found on the FCHS website.

Please note that this is a "living document" as the date/time of some events may be adjusted (exam schedule is solid). We will post a new schedule and update you if changes are made.

Please note that Tuesday, June 8 is now a virtual synchronous exam day for students. All underclass students will access their 1st and 3rd period exams virtually.

Textbook/Materials Return 

Teachers will begin collecting textbooks/materials from in-person students whenever they are finished using the resource.

Virtual students can return any books or materials at Entrance 1 (main entrance) during school hours. Security staff will be there to receive them.

Please see important due dates below.

Laptop Collection

3rd and 7th period teachers will be collecting a laptop, charger and bag from each in-person student. Virtual students should turn in their laptop, charger and bag at Door #10.

The collection dates are below.

Jaguar 5K

This year's Jaguar 5K will be held virtually from April 24 - May 22!

Run or walk 3.1 miles anywhere you would like! Register here (with a $20 fee).

Free t-shirt is included!

Live Sports Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 5/10/21

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Important Dates
  • 5/31 - Holiday
  • 6/3 - In-person Graduation (see announcement below)
  • 6/11 - Last day of school
Attendance Matters!

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

What to Say to Your Children:

  • Skipping school may sound fun, but it can have serious consequences, including jail time, fines, or even the loss of your driver’s license.
  • If you’re having trouble getting to school – issues with transportation, bullies, etc. – tell someone, such as a guidance counselor or your parents. Many schools offer services for the whole family to help.

It’s important to communicate these and other needs to our Dean, SOSA, administrators, counselors, & clinicians.

Graduation June 3 @ 9:00 am (Rain date-June 4 @ 9:00 am) Fairfax HS Stadium

We are very excited to share that the Class of 2021 will be celebrated during an in-person graduation ceremony this year! 

Based on updated capacity guidance, each graduating senior will now receive SIX TICKETS to the ceremony.

2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule

Please click HERE to view the 2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule. It can also be found on the FCHS website.

Please note that this is a "living document" as the date/time of some events may be adjusted (exam schedule is solid). We will post a new schedule and update you if changes are made.

Please note that Tuesday, June 8 is now a virtual synchronous exam day for students. All underclass students will access their 1st and 3rd period exams virtually.

Renovation Update

The staff from the Office of Design and Construction provided an update on the renovation process at a community meeting on April 28, 2021. 

View Presentation 

FCHS Renovation Page

Textbook/Materials Return 

Teachers will begin collecting textbooks/materials from in-person students whenever they are finished using the resource.

Virtual students can return any books or materials at Entrance 1 (main entrance) during school hours. Security staff will be there to receive them.

Please see important due dates below.

Laptop Collection

3rd and 7th period teachers will be collecting a laptop, charger and bag from each in-person student. Virtual students should turn in their laptop, charger and bag at Door #10.

The collection dates are below.

From our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS)

The Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists (SAPS) program is pleased to announce a SAPS quarterly newsletter for the FCPS community. Our first newsletter features information about our program, parenting tips, a student submitted article, community events, and a variety of resources.

Click HERE to view the Newsletter

Face Masks Are Required at All Times at All FCPS Sites, Indoors and Outdoors

Despite the recent change in guidelines from the CDC on wearing face masks outdoors, Fairfax County Public Schools is still requiring that face masks are worn by spectators at all sporting events.

Please make sure you have one with you when entering FCPS facilities. Universal masking is the best way to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all spectators.

Please Note: Face masks are not required for athletes when engaged in competition.

Jaguar 5K

This year's Jaguar 5K will be held virtually from April 24 - May 22!

Run or walk 3.1 miles anywhere you would like! Register here (with a $20 fee).

Free t-shirt is included!

Class of 2024 T-shirts

Class of 2024 T-Shirts are NOW for sale. Please use the link below to order.

The price should be $15 (with a slight surcharge for larger sizes).

Please reach out to Mr. Toth with any questions - jhtoth1@fcps.edu

Link for orders: https://www.customink.com/g/xgy0-00ce-8hqx

Live Sports Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 5/3/21

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Important Dates
  • 5/3-5/7- Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/31 - Holiday
  • 6/3 - In-person Graduation (see announcement below)
  • 6/11 - Last day of school
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2021

May 3-7 is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for all the hard work our staff do every day to make our school a great place to learn and work! 

Please join us in celebrating FCHS' amazing, creative, and caring teachers & staff who inspire our students each day.

Attendance Matters!

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

What to Say to Your Children:

  • School only gets harder when you stay home too much. Sometimes it’s tempting to stay home because you’ve got too much work or you don’t understand what’s going on in class. But missing a day only makes that worse.
  • We understand that you will get sick sometimes and need to stay home. The important thing is to get to school as often as possible to help stay on track with assignments.
  • Chronic absence can affect your ability to earn a living. Dropouts are less likely to succeed in a career. And even those who do graduate won’t do well at work without good attendance habits. Nearly 80 percent of people in prison lack a high school diploma.

It’s important to communicate these and other needs to our Dean, SOSA, administrators, counselors, & clinicians.

Graduation - UPDATED June 3 @ 9:00 am (Rain date-June 4 @ 9:00 am) Fairfax HS Stadium

We are very excited to share that the Class of 2021 will be celebrated during an in-person graduation ceremony this year! 

Based on updated capacity guidance, each graduating senior will now receive SIX TICKETS to the ceremony.

2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule

Please click HERE to view the 2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule. It can also be found on the FCHS website.

Please note that this is a "living document" as the date/time of some events may be adjusted (exam schedule is solid). We will post a new schedule and update you if changes are made.

Please note that Tuesday, June 8 is now a virtual synchronous exam day for students. All underclass students will access their 1st and 3rd period exams virtually.

Face Masks Are Required at All Times at All FCPS Sites, Indoors and Outdoors

Despite the recent change in guidelines from the CDC on wearing face masks outdoors, Fairfax County Public Schools is still requiring that face masks are worn by spectators at all sporting events.

Please make sure you have one with you when entering FCPS facilities. Universal masking is the best way to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all spectators.

Please Note: Face masks are not required for athletes when engaged in competition.

What Should Families Know About ESOL Services?

Listen to the latest Spanish, Arabic, and Korean podcasts on what FCPS families should know about English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services. Nearly 49%, or 87,571 students, in Fairfax County Public Schools speak a second language. This week's podcasts include a discussion about FCPS English Language Services. Rich Pollio, director of FCPS ESOL Services, talks about why ESOL services are important, how families are notified about ESOL services, how families can help at home, new school to home communication tools, and adult English Language Classes.

Listen and Subscribe:

Jaguar 5K

This year's Jaguar 5K will be held virtually from April 24 - May 22!

Run or walk 3.1 miles anywhere you would like! Register here (with a $20 fee).

Free t-shirt is included!

Class of 2024 T-shirts

Class of 2024 T-Shirts are NOW for sale. Please use the link below to order.

The price should be $15 (with a slight surcharge for larger sizes).

Please reach out to Mr. Toth with any questions - jhtoth1@fcps.edu

Link for orders: https://www.customink.com/g/xgy0-00ce-8hqx

Live Sports Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 4/28/21

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Important Dates
  • 4/30 & 5/1 - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (see announcement below)
  • 5/3-5/7- Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/31 - Holiday
  • 6/3 - In-person Graduation (see announcement below)
  • 6/11 - Last day of school
Attendance Matters!

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

What to Say to Your Children:

  • School is your first and most important job. You’re learning about more than math and reading. You’re learning how show up for school on time every day, so that when you graduate and get a job, you’ll know how to show up for work on time every day.
  • A student who misses 10 days or more during a school year is 20 percent less likely to graduate from high school and 25 percent less likely to ever enroll in college.
  • If you think missing a day here or there won’t matter, think again. By missing just one day every two weeks, you would be on track to miss 10 percent of the school year – and that can happen before you know it.

It’s important to communicate these and other needs to our Dean, SOSA, administrators, counselors, & clinicians.

Summer Opportunity for Students Future Agents in Training Program (FAIT)

Falls Church HS is excited to announce, we will have a presentation on Thursday, April 29th at 6:30pm from the FBI Field Office to discuss a student summer opportunity! Spanish Interpretation will be provided.

The outreach officer will discuss and offer Q &A regarding the Future Agents in Training Program (FAIT).  FAIT is a 3-day virtual program that will run from August 3rd-5th. Our FAIT program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today's FBI. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber-crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases. 

Students are eligible to apply if they are between the ages of 16-18, reside in Washington DC or Northern Virginia, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All interested students and parents are invited to the presentation and applications are due by May 31st. 

To attend: Please join the presentation on 4/29 at 6:30pm https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/3ae0b9fd96954fe4b30b17f1e75f6cc7

For more information please contact Reneé Foster, College & Career Specialist, 703-207-4297 or rcfoster@fcps.edu

Check in with your School Counselor

FCHS along with FCPS has sent multiple messages over the past few months regarding decisions that effect the success of your child. We’ve compiled them on our website with recommended action steps (see link below). Once deadlines have passed, we will be unable to make adjustments or changes therefore, we recommend you review the website and check in with your child’s School Counselor ASAP.

Graduation June 3 @ 9:00 am (Rain date-June 4 @ 9:00 am) Fairfax HS Stadium

We are very excited to share that the Class of 2021 will be celebrated during an in-person graduation ceremony this year! 

Based on venue capacity, each graduating senior will receive four tickets to the ceremony.

From the Spotlight Theatre Company You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Check out how wonderful these student voices sound in our video promo here:  https://youtu.be/6wn4gu3Vv_o

We hope you are looking forward to Falls Church High School’s spotlight Theatre production of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.  The show is coming together nicely and we look forward to presenting it to people around the world across the air waves next Friday and Saturday April 30 and May 1.  Filmed on a green screen with digital backgrounds created by Rania Ashoor, our 11th grade tech theatre student, this show will be presented in a unique comic strip format- filled with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all of their friends in a show that will sure to be an enjoyable evening, putting a smile on your face! 

Please follow these directions for acquiring tickets to the production:

  • Click on link below.  Buying individual tickets?  Please donate $5 per person or $20 per family.  A confirmation email will be sent to you about how to access the show.  Enter the promo code provided in the email.  Do not pay twice!  The cost will go to zero once you enter the promo code.  Watch the promo video.
  • All proceeds go to support the Falls Church High School Drama students.  All donations are welcome!
  • Not sure which day you want to see the show!  No problem, it’s the same access link!  Just pick a day to order your tickets and receive the link.  The link will be available to access viewing from Friday evening through Saturday evening. 

4/30: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2195890/youre-a-good-mancharlie-brown-virtual-presentation-falls-church-falls-church-high-school-theatre

5/1: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8091304/youre-a-good-mancharlie-brown-virtual-presentation-falls-church-falls-church-high-school-theatre

Eating Disorder Parent Information

The Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2 requires Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2020):

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders are not fads or phases, and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.

Eating disorders can develop or re-emerge at any age. Eating disorder specialists are reporting an increase in the diagnosis of children, some as young as five or six. Many eating disorder sufferers report that their thoughts and behaviors started much earlier than anyone realized, sometimes even in early childhood. Although most people report the onset of their eating disorder in their teens and young adulthood, there is some evidence that people are being diagnosed at younger ages.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed eating disorder documents with detailed information to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. The letter and fact sheet have been translated and posted on the following webpage: http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/ssse/translations/dss-healthmedical.htm.

Live Sports Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule

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2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule

Please click HERE to view the 2021 End-of-Year Exams/Events Schedule. It can also be found on the FCHS website.

Please note that this is a "living document" as the date/time of some events may be adjusted (exam schedule is solid). We will post a new schedule and update you if changes are made.

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FCHS News & Announcements - 4/19/21

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Important Dates
  • 4/20 - New Bell Schedule Begins (see below)
  • 4/30 & 5/1 - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (see announcement below)
  • 5/31 - Holiday
  • 6/3 - In-person Graduation (see announcement below)
Attendance Matters!

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

Students who frequently miss school:

  • Have lower financial security
  • Develop delinquent patterns that may lead to adult criminal behaviors
  • Are more likely to engage in risky behavior like substance abuse or gang activity
  • Are subject to school consequences such as loss of privileges or suspension

It’s important to communicate these and other needs to our Dean, SOSA, administrators, counselors, & clinicians.

New Bell Schedule Begins Tuesday, 4/20/21

In order to accommodate in-person students 4 days per week, we have made adjustments to our bell schedule adding a fourth lunch.  Beginning Tuesday, 4/20, we will be following the bell schedule below. 

Please note that the specific lunch period is dependent on the teacher and applies to both virtual and in-person students.

Check in with your School Counselor

FCHS along with FCPS has sent multiple messages over the past few months regarding decisions that effect the success of your child. We’ve compiled them on our website with recommended action steps (see link below). Once deadlines have passed, we will be unable to make adjustments or changes therefore, we recommend you review the website and check in with your child’s School Counselor ASAP.

Graduation Update June 3 @ 9:00 am (Rain date-June 4 @ 9:00 am) Fairfax HS Stadium

We are very excited to share that the Class of 2021 will be celebrated during an in-person graduation ceremony this year! 

Based on venue capacity, each graduating senior will receive four tickets to the ceremony.

Family and Youth Leadership Summit April 24-May 1

Virginia Family Network and NAMI Virginia are hosting their 9th Annual Family and Youth Leadership Summit from April 24-May 1. The Summit features workshops for youth, young adults and families, a presentation of “Ending the Silence”, and more! The theme is “Moving from Surviving to Thriving: Restoring Resilience in Yourself and Your Family” and the summit also includes workshops on Virtual Fatigue and Advanced Directives for Youth. Learn more and to register for this free event.

From the Spotlight Theatre Company You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

We hope you are looking forward to Falls Church High School’s spotlight Theatre production of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.  Please follow these directions for acquiring tickets to the production:

  • Click on link below.  Buying individual tickets?  Please donate $5 per person or $20 per family.  A confirmation email will be sent to you about how to access the show.  Enter the promo code provided in the email.  Do not pay twice!  The cost will go to zero once you enter the promo code.  Watch the promo video.
  • All proceeds go to support the Falls Church High School Drama students.  All donations are welcome!
  • Not sure which day you want to see the show!  No problem, it’s the same access link!  Just pick a day to order your tickets and receive the link.  The link will be available to access viewing from Friday evening through Saturday evening. 

4/30: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2195890/youre-a-good-mancharlie-brown-virtual-presentation-falls-church-falls-church-high-school-theatre

5/1: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8091304/youre-a-good-mancharlie-brown-virtual-presentation-falls-church-falls-church-high-school-theatre

Live Sports Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

New Bell Schedule Begins 4/20/21

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New Bell Schedule Begins Tuesday, 4/20/21

In order to accommodate in-person students 4 days per week, we have made adjustments to our bell schedule adding a fourth lunch.  Beginning Tuesday, 4/20, we will be following the bell schedule below. 

Please help us by sharing this with your child(ren).

Please note that the specific lunch period is dependent on the teacher and applies to both virtual and in-person students.

Thanks!

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FCHS News & Announcements - 4/14/21

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Important Dates
  • 4/15 - PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm)
  • 4/30 & 5/1 - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (see announcement below)
  • 5/31 - Holiday
  • 6/3 - In-person Graduation (see announcement below)
Attendance Matters!

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

The top 5 Reasons students miss school are:

  • Their work is not completed, or they have anxiety about their work load.
  • They are not interested in school or bored by their classes or teachers.
  • There are things going on with family at home or the family is not supportive of school.
  • The student has physical health issues that prevent them from coming to school.
  • The student has some mental health issues getting in the way (#1 issue: anxiety).

It’s important to communicate these and other needs to our Dean, SOSA, administrators, counselors, & clinicians.

Graduation Update June 3 @ 9:00 am (Rain date-June 4 @ 9:00 am)

We are very excited to share that the Class of 2021 will be celebrated during an in-person graduation ceremony this year!  FCHS will be hosting our in-person ceremony in the stadium at Fairfax HS.  This venue was selected based on maximizing capacity (number of tickets available for each family), proximity, and the amount of parking.  All graduation ceremonies will follow the Governor’s Orders for Graduation capacity and health and safety protocols.

Please stay tuned for more detailed plans.

Religious/Cultural Observances in 4th Quarter

The FCPS School Board recently approved the 21-22 school year calendar.  The calendar includes a number of religious/cultural observance days.  Some of those days also occur this year during the 4th quarter.  On these days, teachers are directed to refrain from new graded assignments, tests or quizzes.  The dates in the 4th quarter are below:

April 27 - Theravada New Year

April 30 - Orthodox Good Friday

May 13 - Eid al-Fitr

FCPS Special Education Conference Saturday, April 17

Registration Now Open!

FCPS will hold its 16th Annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 17, 2021, VIRTUALLY. The conference includes a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme of Inclusion. FCPS educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers earn five recertification points for attending the entire conference. 

The conference also includes two Student Sections: Student Strand: Employment Bootcamp

The FCPS Career and Transition Services (CTS) staff will lead a virtual session for FCPS students with disabilities, ages 14-22, on developing a good resume, self-advocacy related to disclosure and accommodations, and the job search in today’s labor market.

Sibshops

A virtual workshop for brothers and sisters (who attend FCPS schools, grades 7-12) of children with special needs!

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting for activities and discussion.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.

Two 1-hour time slots are available (10 a.m. or 1 p.m.) to host approximately 10 students per session. 

Visit the Special Education Conference Webpage for More Information and to Register

Family and Youth Leadership Summit April 24-May 1

Virginia Family Network and NAMI Virginia are hosting their 9th Annual Family and Youth Leadership Summit from April 24-May 1. The Summit features workshops for youth, young adults and families, a presentation of “Ending the Silence”, and more! The theme is “Moving from Surviving to Thriving: Restoring Resilience in Yourself and Your Family” and the summit also includes workshops on Virtual Fatigue and Advanced Directives for Youth. Learn more and to register for this free event.

AP Testing Updates for Spring 2021

With AP Testing looking a little different this year, we wanted to inform you of updated information about AP Testing this spring so that you can plan accordingly.  Many of your students attended one of the information sessions that were held on Friday, March 12 (during Advisory) or on Tuesday, March 16th (after school).  If you or your student would like to access the PowerPoint from the presentation, it can be found HERE. We will be updating the FCHS AP Webpage with additional information throughout the spring.

Please review the calendars that are posted on our webpage with the test dates and how they will be administered (digital or paper/pencil which is in school).  Note that all World Language Exams and the Music Theory Exam will ONLY be offered in the paper/pencil format within the school building. 

ALL AP STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM BY MARCH 24th - FCHS AP Exam Schedule Acknowledgement Form (note that students must be logged into the fcpsschools.net accounts to access it)

  • Students will use this form to opt out of taking an exam if they decide they no longer want to take it.
  • Students will indicate if they would like to take the exam in the digital format instead of paper/pencil in the school building (reminder that the World Language and Music Theory exams cannot be taken digitally).
  • Students can request to take digital test in the school building if their home environment is not conducive to testing.  Completing this request does not guarantee that it will be approved. 

If you paid for test and have decided not to take it and would like a refund, the deadline to request this is May 3rd and you must complete this form  FCPS AP Exam Cancelation Refund Form (note that students must be logged into the fcpsschools.net accounts to access it)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding AP Testing, please feel free to contact the AP Testing Coordinators - Katherine Vargas (kvargas1@fcps.edu) and Kirsten Wiley (knwiley@fcps.edu) and/or the AP Coordinator Sorya Or (sor@fcps.edu). 

From the Spotlight Theatre Company You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

We hope you are looking forward to Falls Church High School’s spotlight Theatre production of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. 

Softball Fundraiser

Protect the Jungle & support Jaguar Softball this spring by purchasing a cool dry-fit tee, sweats, or a mask! Check out the flyer below for details.

Live Sports Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 3/22/21

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Important Dates
  • 3/24 - Class of 2024 Fundraiser (see announcement below)
  • 3/24 - Deadline for AP Exam Schedule Acknowledgement Form (see announcement below)
  • 3/26 - End of 3rd Quarter & 2-Hr. Early Release (see bell schedule below)
  • 3/29-4/2 - Spring Break!
    • FCHS Offices Closed
Celebrating our Students!

Our weekly recognition of students who are demonstrating excellence in academics, behavior or citizenship.

  • Cristi Amaya-Quintero - Cristi is a diligent, hard-working young lady and one of the superstars in my sixth period English class. She turns in work of the highest caliber, is passionate about success, and isn't afraid to ask questions when she needs clarification. She is a joy to work with and has a great attitude! – Mr. Mahan
Attendance Matters!

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

Consider these important and interesting facts about attendance:

  • Half of students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.
  • Research shows that missing 10% of the school year (about 18 days total) negatively affects a student’s academic performance.  That’s just two days a month, and that’s known as chronic absenteeism.
  • Students who are chronically absent are over 7 times more likely to drop out.
2-Hr. Early Release Bell Schedule AP Testing Updates for Spring 2021

With AP Testing looking a little different this year, we wanted to inform you of updated information about AP Testing this spring so that you can plan accordingly.  Many of your students attended one of the information sessions that were held on Friday, March 12 (during Advisory) or on Tuesday, March 16th (after school).  If you or your student would like to access the PowerPoint from the presentation, it can be found HERE. We will be updating the FCHS AP Webpage with additional information throughout the spring.

Please review the calendars that are posted on our webpage with the test dates and how they will be administered (digital or paper/pencil which is in school).  Note that all World Language Exams and the Music Theory Exam will ONLY be offered in the paper/pencil format within the school building. 

ALL AP STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM BY MARCH 24th - FCHS AP Exam Schedule Acknowledgement Form (note that students must be logged into the fcpsschools.net accounts to access it)

  • Students will use this form to opt out of taking an exam if they decide they no longer want to take it.
  • Students will indicate if they would like to take the exam in the digital format instead of paper/pencil in the school building (reminder that the World Language and Music Theory exams cannot be taken digitally).
  • Students can request to take digital test in the school building if their home environment is not conducive to testing.  Completing this request does not guarantee that it will be approved. 

If you paid for test and have decided not to take it and would like a refund, the deadline to request this is May 3rd and you must complete this form  FCPS AP Exam Cancelation Refund Form (note that students must be logged into the fcpsschools.net accounts to access it)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding AP Testing, please feel free to contact the AP Testing Coordinators - Katherine Vargas (kvargas1@fcps.edu) and Kirsten Wiley (knwiley@fcps.edu) and/or the AP Coordinator Sorya Or (sor@fcps.edu). 

Junior Focus Sessions

Falls Church HS partnered with Justice and Annandale HS’ to offer Junior Focus Sessions on Mondays in April and May.  We have gathered an impressive group of experts in College Admissions, Elite Scholarship Programs and an expert in College Athletics to offer presentations on various topics. 

We’ve created a Junior Focus Session Google Site to keep you up to date on all the presentations, presenters and BBCU links to access the sessions. You’ll need to use your fcpsschools.net account to access the Google site.

Falls Church School Counselors and Mrs. Foster of the Career Center are all excited to present the Junior Seminar Unit.  Junior Seminars will be done through advisory on–Wednesday, April 7th at 10:15– for students with last names L – Z and on Friday, April 9th at 10:15am for students with last names A – K.

The seminars will cover:

  • Using our College and Scholarship Tool: Naviance Student
  • Explore your post-secondary options
  • Establishing a college timeline
  • x2VOL: Database for Community Service hours
  • Financial aid

More details to follow!!

Scholastic Art & Writing Award

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and, for nearly a century, have inspired bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country.  This year there were over 2,500 entries across the Fairfax County region.

The Fine Arts Department is proud to announce Jenny Le was one of the only 27 students in the FCPS Region to receive a National Gold Medal for her work in Photography (see below).

Please help us congratulate Jenny for this great artistic achievement!

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools.  Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due April 7, 2021.  The application and related details can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2021-student-representative-school-board

Special Education Conference 2021

The FCPS 16th Annual Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting our conference's theme: Inclusion: The time for inclusion is now.

Registration starts March 2021

Starting in March, parents and community members will be able to register online or by phone. In addition, FCPS educators, administrators, and preservice teachers  will be able to register online and earn recertification points for attending the conference.

Conference Highlights

  • A Student Strands for youth ages 14-22
  • An Exhibit Hall
  • Inclusive Schools Presentation

Each year our conference draws an audience of parents, educators, administrators, preservice teachers, and community members eager to hear the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

For more information please email prc@fcps.edu or call 703-204-3941.

View the Save the Date Flyer

Class of 2024 Fundraiser

The Class of 2024 is having their first ever fundraiser with Sloppy Mama’s BBQ this Wednesday, March 24th!

Preorders are strongly encouraged at SloppyMamas.com

All orders for Wednesday, March 24th, using the promo code “2024” at checkout will help support the 2024 Jaguars.

Location: 5731 LEE HIGHWAY, ARLINGTON, VA 22207

Class of 2023 Fundraiser Live Sports Normal Bell Schedule Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

FCHS News & Announcements - 3/15/21

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Important Dates
  • 3/18 & 3/19 - Schoolwide Catch Up Days (see announcement below)
  • 3/20 - Fairfax County Virtual Teen Job Fair (see announcement below)
  • 3/20 - Broadway Sweets (see announcement below)
  • 3/24 - Class of 2024 Fundraiser (see announcement below)
  • 3/26 - End of 3rd Quarter & 2-Hr. Early Release
  • 3/29-4/2 - Spring Break!
Attendance Matters!

Attendance drives everything! It is tied to almost every aspect of school performance and future outcomes. Please visit the Falls Church High School website attendance page for updated policies and procedures.

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

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

Avoid absences unless absolutely necessary!

Schoolwide 3rd Qtr. "Catch Up Days"

FCPS has directed all schools to designate two “Catch Up Days” per quarter on their school calendars.  Based on consultation with the Administrative and Instructional Leadership Teams, FCHS' “Catch Up Days” for the 3rd Quarter will be Thursday, March 18th (Green Day) and Friday, March 19th (White Day).

The intent of these days is to provide students the opportunity to complete previously assigned work, including missed assignments/assessments and/or previously assigned longer term assignments that have not yet reached the due date.  Teachers will provide no new instruction or assessments on these days.

These will be synchronous instructional days for virtual students and in-person instructional days for in-person students.  All students will follow their regular schedule and attendance will be taken.  Teachers will be available to provide students support during each class period.

We hope this opportunity provides students additional time to complete outstanding work as we near the end of the 3rd Quarter and Spring Break.

Broadway Sweets March 20 @ 8:00 pm

BROADWAY SWEETS IS BACK!  And this time it's at HOME!  Hear our Falls Church High School Drama and Choral students perform songs from Broadway that reminded them of home.

We are showing our students' performances TWO WAYS on March 20th @ 8:00 pm.  One will be as a drive in (which holds around 25 cars) at: 

Crescendo Studios

8101A Lee Highway

Falls Church, VA 22042

(corner of Porter Road and Lee Highway across from Open Road). 

The other way will be on www.fchsdrama.org. Suggested donation:  $20.  Students pay what you can!

Here is the link for drive-in tickets for Broadway Sweets. 

Thank you!  And thanks for supporting the Drama and choral departments at Fall Church High School.

Beth De Marco and CJ Redden-Liotta

Exciting FCHS Food Pantry Update

A huge thanks to all of you who volunteered for and/or donated to our pantry so far. You already do so much; your generosity in supporting this vital initiative is above and beyond. Last week we provided our first distribution of much-needed food support to numerous Jaguar families! With your and our larger community’s assistance, our families received a robust supply of necessities.

To those who participated in the March 6th Red Bag Program—the cornerstone of our pantry’s supplies--you helped set a record: 20,000 pounds of food collected.

https://patch.com/virginia/fallschurch/food-neighbors-welcomes-23rd-school-sets-new-food-record?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Our next distribution for FCHS families is March 22 (delivery Day) and March 23rd (school pick-up) If you would like to help prepare, distribute, and/or deliver food boxes, please email one of the FCHS social workers, Carolina Diaz (CBdiaz@fcps.edu), Shannon Stapleton (smstapleton@fcps.ed), or Andrea Chottiner (amchottiner@fcps.edu). For details overall about the food pantry, please visit the FCHS Food Pantry page on the PTSA website.

Fairfax County 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fair Saturday, March 20

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. The next job fair will be held on Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can find more information and register for the March 20 Job Fair.

Class of 2024 Fundraiser

The Class of 2024 is having their first ever fundraiser with Sloppy Mama’s BBQ on Wednesday, March 24th!

Preorders start this Thursday (March 18th) at SloppyMamas.com and are strongly encouraged to guarantee a qualifying order for the fundraiser.

All orders for Wednesday, March 24th, using the promo code “FCHS24” at checkout will help support the 2024 Jaguars.

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools.  Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due April 7, 2021.  The application and related details can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2021-student-representative-school-board

Special Education Conference 2021

The FCPS 16th Annual Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting our conference's theme: Inclusion: The time for inclusion is now.

Registration starts March 2021

Starting in March, parents and community members will be able to register online or by phone. In addition, FCPS educators, administrators, and preservice teachers  will be able to register online and earn recertification points for attending the conference.

Conference Highlights

  • A Student Strands for youth ages 14-22
  • An Exhibit Hall
  • Inclusive Schools Presentation

Each year our conference draws an audience of parents, educators, administrators, preservice teachers, and community members eager to hear the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

For more information please email prc@fcps.edu or call 703-204-3941.

View the Save the Date Flyer

Class of 2022 Spirit Wear

Get some new gear for the rest of the year! The Class of 2022 held a design contest & the winning design is featured on their class T-Shirts and sweatpants!

Head on over to the online spirit shop at shop.burkesports.com and enter the group code FCHS2022 to snag some junior class jag swag today!

Live Sports Boys Soccer Update

For students interested in playing soccer: the season will run from April – June and conditioning will start the first week of March. Tryouts will be held April 12th.  More information will be posted to the Falls Church Sports Boys’ soccer pages within the week, so please check the websites below in order to stay up to date. In order to be ready for the season you will need the following:

Normal Bell Schedule Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

Fairfax County 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs

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High School Students Invited to Fairfax County 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. The two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can find more information and register for the March 13 Job Fair and the March 20 Job Fair.

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Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

FCHS News & Announcements - 3/8/21

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Important Dates
  • 3/9 - 10th & 11th Grade In-person Students Return
    • Last Names A-K (Tuesday/Wednesday)
    • Last Names L-Z (Thursday/Friday)
  • 3/18 & 3/19 - Schoolwide Catch Up Days
  • 3/24 - Class of 2024 Fundraiser (see announcement below)
  • 3/26 - End of 3rd Quarter & 2-Hr. Early Release
Attendance Matters!

Attendance drives everything! It is tied to almost every aspect of school performance and future outcomes. Please visit the Falls Church High School website attendance page for updated policies and procedures.

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

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

Avoid absences unless absolutely necessary!

Arrival to School

The building will open for students at 7:50 am. 

Please help us spread the word to our in-person students.

Thanks!

FCHS in the News

Check out this nice and happy story! Part of our “lore” per the reporter... Go Jags!

Annual Fairfax County Teen Job Fair

Saturday, March 13th 2-5pm

Saturday, March 20th 11am to 2pm:

Class of 2024 Fundraiser

The Class of 2024 is having their first ever fundraiser with Sloppy Mama’s BBQ on Wednesday, March 24th!

All orders for Wednesday, March 24th, using the promo code “FCHS24” at checkout will help support the 2024 Jaguars.

Preorders are strongly encouraged and start on Thursday, March 18th, at SloppyMamas.com

Class of 2022 Spirit Wear

Get some new gear for the rest of the year! The Class of 2022 held a design contest & the winning design is featured on their class T-Shirts and sweatpants!

Head on over to the online spirit shop at shop.burkesports.com and enter the group code FCHS2022 to snag some junior class jag swag today!

Jagwire

Want some inspiration from students? Want to see some of the hard work students have done this past year in writing about our school community?

While the Journalism class is not publishing a physical paper right now, students are still reporting and writing articles. So make sure to check out The Jagwire online!

Check out the Jagwire: https://fchsjagwire.com/

Live Sports

Parents and faculty, you can use the link below to watch FC sporting events live:

Boys Soccer Update

For students interested in playing soccer: the season will run from April – June and conditioning will start the first week of March. Tryouts will be held April 12th.  More information will be posted to the Falls Church Sports Boys’ soccer pages within the week, so please check the websites below in order to stay up to date. In order to be ready for the season you will need the following:

Normal Bell Schedule Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Technology Support for Families

FCPS Cares

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

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

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