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- 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 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.
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:
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.
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 (email@example.com), or Andrea Chottiner (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
- 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 email@example.com 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!
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
FCPS Return to School Family Guide
FCHS Return to School & Virtual Learning
FCPS Return to School
FCPS Technology Support for Families
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