FCHS News & Announcements - 6/10/24

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Important Dates
  • 6/11 - PTSA Special Meeting for Elections/Budget (see announcement below)
  • 6/12 - Last Day of School - Early Release
End-of-Year Exams & Events Schedule

Click HERE to view the End-of-Year Exams& Events schedule.  Please note that this is a living document and subject to change.

Attendance Matters!

We have only two days of school left. We hope to see all our jags as final exams continue to take place and school is still in session. We appreciate your support as we wrap up the end of the school year.  Please remember to plan vacations during the summer and be ready to return to school on August 19th for the 2024-25 school year.

#AttendanceMatters

AVID Tutor Opportunity

Attention families - looking for a flexible and part-time position at Jackson Middle School or Falls Church High School? FCPS is hiring AVID tutors for the 2024-2025 school year.  AVID tutors work with small groups of approximately 5-7 students during the school day in an academic elective class called Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). These groups use questioning strategies to help students develop a variety of college preparatory skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. Tutors earn $19.35 per hour and should either be a college graduate or currently enrolled in college. If interested, please email your resume to [email protected].

Special PTSA Meeting Notice June 11th @ 7 pm - Zoom Only

Please join us to vote on the proposed slate of PTSA officer candidates and the preliminary budget for next school year. The entire team from this year is willing to continue next year. Though continuity is excellent, three candidates out of five will see their youngest students graduate in 2025. We will need to identify individuals interested in serving for SY 2025-26 early so they can be involved and ensure a smooth transition. 

If you are interested in being involved as an officer or key volunteer, please contact Paula at [email protected]

Description of Roles

President: Paula Prettyman 

Treasurer: Sandra Miracle

VP of Fundraising/Membership: Debbie Wilkes

Secretary: Amanda Tran

VP of Programs: Courtnie Ross

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84494181513?pwd=c3ZsOTlCUlFUVHdvNkZOWGZ6bFFNZz09

Meeting ID: 844 9418 1513 Passcode: 183703

SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

SAT/PSAT School Day

Digital SAT Replaces Paper in 2024-25

This October, the SAT School Day will be administered in a digital format nationwide. Some testing accommodations are administered differently for digital tests than for paper/pencil tests. See information about accommodations for students with disabilities.

SAT School Day and PSAT/NMSQT

SAT School Day and PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) exams will be held at each high school on Wednesday, October 9, at no cost to families. The digital SAT School Day exam is offered to 12th grade students, and the digital PSAT/NMSQT exam is provided to 10th and 11th grade students.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and Multilingual Learner Supports

Because these exams are operated by the College Board, students do not automatically receive testing accommodations or supports. If you have a student with disabilities entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, or have a multilingual student entering 12th grade, please review the accommodations request process and/or EL support request processand return forms to the high school by Monday, August 5.

Find out more about SAT and PSATassessments in FCPS

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

Support Still Available for Seniors Applying for College Financial Aid

Parents and students from the Class of 2024 — do you need help completing or correcting your FAFSA or VASA? College Access Fairfax will be holding free clinics throughout the summer at various locations in the county. Clinics are currently scheduled on:

Both the student and a parent/guardian must attend the clinic. Applicants should bring a laptop to the events that are not at FCPS sites. Spanish Translation will be available.

For more information, to register for a clinic, or to request a one-on-one appointment, please visit www.collegeaccessfairfax.org. These services are free of charge. 

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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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FCHS News & Announcements - 6/3/24

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Important Dates
  • 6/5 - Underclassmen Exams Begin
  • 6/5 - Senior Awards Ceremony (9:45 am, see announcement below)
  • 6/6 - Underclassmen Awards Ceremony (10:00 am, see announcement below)
  • 6/6 - Early Release (11:35 am)
  • 6/7 - Early Release (10:30 am)
  • 6/7 - Graduation (2:00 pm, Eagle Bank Arena)
  • 6/12 - Last Day of School - Early Release (see announcement below)
End-of-Year Exams & Events Schedule

Click HERE to view the End-of-Year Exams& Events schedule.  Please note that this is a living document and subject to change.

Attendance Matters!

We have only seven days of school left! We hope to see all our Jags as final exams continue to take place and school is still in session.

We appreciate your support as we wrap up the end of the school year! 

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and school accreditation.

See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Streaming Links for Awards Ceremonies

Senior Awards Link:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/99048756649

Underclassmen Awards Link:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95814030167

Both ceremonies will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube after the event.

Falls Church High School Graduation Friday, June 7 at 2:00 pm at EagleBank Arena
  • Graduation will be held at EagleBank Arena (4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax VA, 22030) on Friday, June 7 at 2:00 pm. For directions to EagleBank Arena, please visit https://www.eaglebankarena.com/plan-your-visit/directions-parking.
  • The doors to the public will open at 1:30pm. All graduates must arrive at EagleBank Arena no later than 1:15pm. Upon arrival, students will be searched for items that are prohibited during the ceremony. Students will only be allowed to bring an Identification Card/Driver’s License and car key with them to EagleBank Arena. Students are not permitted to have their phones with them during the ceremony. It is recommended that students should give items they’ll need after the ceremony to family/friends who are attending graduation. Students should plan a location to meet their families following the recessional.
  • A respectful, dignified ceremony has been planned that will require everyone’s cooperation. Lifetouch Photography will have a photographer taking photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma. Parents will be able to view those photos after graduation on Lifetouch’s website and purchase a copy if they wish.
  • All attendees are subject to a search prior to entry with no exceptions. Eagle Bank uses magnetometers to screen upon entry. All bags brought into EagleBank MUST be transparent and not exceed 12”x12”x6”. Small, non-clear purses must not exceed 5”x7”. If guests require a bag for parental or medical needs, the bag will be searched at entry and tagged. No noisemakers, or any other inappropriate toys or items such as signs, balls, balloons, etc. will be permitted. Food and drink are not permitted. In addition, no backpacks, briefcases, or large containers of any kind will be permitted inside EagleBank Arena. All such objects will be confiscated at the door. Those who violate the formal and secure atmosphere, including students, will be immediately escorted from the ceremony. Remember, we are guests at EagleBank Arena and a reflection of our community.
Last Day of School Procedures - 6/12/24

Wednesday, June 12 is the last day of school for students.  The day starts at 8:10 and ends at 10:10.  The school will not be taking attendance during the two hours we are open.  The purpose of the day is for students to check their final grades with teachers if they so desire.  With this objective in mind, all students present will be in the cafeteria for the duration of the two hours.  Teachers will come to the cafeteria to discuss grades with students who wish to meet.  Grades will also be available in SIS StudentVUE and ParentVUE.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and if we do not see your child on June 12, please have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Register for FCPS Summer Opportunities Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

Family Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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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 - 5/28/24

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Important Dates
  • 5/28 - Senior Exams Begin
  • 5/28 - Getting to Know FCHS (New Time - 6:00 pm, LJMS, see announcement below)
  • 5/28 - Spring Sports Awards (7:00 pm, Auditorium)
  • 6/3 - Senior Trip
  • 6/7 - Early Release (10:30 am)
  • 6/7 - Graduation (2:00 pm, Eagle Bank Arena)
End-of-Year Exams & Events Schedule

Click HERE to view the End-of-Year Exams& Events schedule.  Please note that this is a living document and subject to change.

Attendance Matters!

A quick reminder that we only have 13 days left of school. Please ensure your child continues to attend school every day as they continue to take their finals, SOLs, or AP exams. 

We are committed to our students. At FCHS, teachers teach, and students learn until the last day of school. 

Please help us ensure the success of our jags! 

Getting to Know FCHS A Presentation for Rising 9th Grade Families

We want to invite our rising 9th graders and their families to a presentation - Getting to Know Falls Church High School – held at Luther Jackson Middle School. Come learn about the differences between Middle and High School, such as academics, schedules, clubs, sports, staff, and support. This is an excellent opportunity to find out about credits, diploma options, GPA, and more. 

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:30pm 6:00pm – time changed to accommodate LJMS Orchestra Concert

Location: Luther Jackson Middle School Cafeteria, 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

Who: All rising 9th graders, regardless of their current middle school—Poe, Glasgow, Luthere, or homeschool— Jackson, privatare welcome. 

Presenter: Jessica Grenfell, Director of Student Services

Spanish interpretation is available. We will also have snacks. Contact Carolina Dotel, Family Liaison, if you have questions at [email protected] or 703-207-4074.

Falls Church High School Graduation Friday, June 7 at 2:00 pm at EagleBank Arena
  • Graduation will be held at EagleBank Arena (4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax VA, 22030) on Friday, June 7 at 2:00 pm. For directions to EagleBank Arena, please visit https://www.eaglebankarena.com/plan-your-visit/directions-parking.
  • The doors to the public will open at 1:30pm. All graduates must arrive at EagleBank Arena no later than 1:15pm. Upon arrival, students will be searched for items that are prohibited during the ceremony. Students will only be allowed to bring an Identification Card/Driver’s License and car key with them to EagleBank Arena. Students are not permitted to have their phones with them during the ceremony. It is recommended that students should give items they’ll need after the ceremony to family/friends who are attending graduation. Students should plan a location to meet their families following the recessional.
  • A respectful, dignified ceremony has been planned that will require everyone’s cooperation. Lifetouch Photography will have a photographer taking photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma. Parents will be able to view those photos after graduation on Lifetouch’s website and purchase a copy if they wish.
  • All attendees are subject to a search prior to entry with no exceptions. Eagle Bank uses magnetometers to screen upon entry. All bags brought into EagleBank MUST be transparent and not exceed 12”x12”x6”. Small, non-clear purses must not exceed 5”x7”. If guests require a bag for parental or medical needs, the bag will be searched at entry and tagged. No noisemakers, or any other inappropriate toys or items such as signs, balls, balloons, etc. will be permitted. Food and drink are not permitted. In addition, no backpacks, briefcases, or large containers of any kind will be permitted inside EagleBank Arena. All such objects will be confiscated at the door. Those who violate the formal and secure atmosphere, including students, will be immediately escorted from the ceremony. Remember, we are guests at EagleBank Arena and a reflection of our community.
NOVA Early Online College Fall 2024 Semester Registration

NOVA Early Online College (EOC) allows rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take up to two tuition-free college courses. EOC courses for the fall semester take place Monday, September 23, through Tuesday, December 17, 2024. Students should register by Friday, July 26, at 5 p.m.

Courses are asynchronous, online, and for college credit only. Thirteen courses are offered along with courses that fulfill the IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate. EOC courses meet the requirements for most of NOVA’s associate degrees as well as being highly transferable as general education requirements for most colleges and universities. 

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

Calling All Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

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FCHS Bell Schedule

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FCPS 23-24 School Year Calendar

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 5/22/24

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Important Dates
  • 5/23 - Last Late Bus Day
  • 5/27 - Holiday
  • 5/28 - Senior Exams Begin
  • 5/28 - Getting to Know FCHS (6:30 pm, LJMS, see announcement below)
  • 5/28 - Spring Sports Awards (7:00 pm, Auditorium)
  • 6/3 - Senior Trip
  • 6/7 - Early Release (10:30 am)
  • 6/7 - Graduation (2:00 pm, Eagle Bank Arena)
End-of-Year Exams & Events Schedule

Click HERE to view the End-of-Year Exams& Events schedule.  Please note that this is a living document and subject to change.

Attendance Matters!

We have a long weekend coming up! Please ensure that your child comes to school every day. We want all of our students to finish strong, and attendance does impact how a student performs.

Remember, attendance matters!

Getting to Know FCHS A Presentation for Rising 9th grade families

We want to invite our rising 9th graders and their families to a presentation - Getting to Know Falls Church High School – held at Luther Jackson Middle School. Come learn about the difference between Middle and High School; such as academics, schedules, clubs, sports, staff, and supports. This is a great opportunity to find out about credits, diploma options, GPA and more. 

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:30pm

Location: Luther Jackson Middle School Cafeteria, 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

Who: All rising 9th graders regardless of your current middle school; Poe, Glasgow, Luther Jackson, private or homeschool are welcome. 

Presenter: Jessica Grenfell, Director of Student Services

Spanish interpretation is available. We will also have snacks. Contact Carolina Dotel, Family Liaison if you have questions; [email protected] or 703-207-4074.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

Calling All Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

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FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 23-24 School Year Calendar

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 5/13/24

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Important Dates
  • 5/16 - PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm, Cafeteria)
  • 5/16 - Orchestra Concert (7:00 pm, Auditorium)
  • 5/17 - Guitar Concert (7:00 pm, Auditorium)
  • 5/18 - Prom
  • 5/21 - Choir Concert (7:00 pm, Auditorium)
End-of-Year Exams & Events Schedule

Click HERE to view the End-of-Year Exams& Events schedule.  Please note that this is a living document and subject to change.

Attendance Matters!

The school year is winding down. Our students are very busy with testing and preparing for the end of the school year with final projects and exams; seniors are working hard to get everything done before graduation on June 7th. Students must be in school every day to engage in this important work and finish the school year strong. Please do not plan trips until after the school year ends on June 12th, which is the last day of school.

As always, we appreciate your support!

Getting to Know FCHS A Presentation for Rising 9th grade families

We want to invite our rising 9th graders and their families to a presentation - Getting to Know Falls Church High School – held at Luther Jackson Middle School. Come learn about the difference between Middle and High School; such as academics, schedules, clubs, sports, staff, and supports. This is a great opportunity to find out about credits, diploma options, GPA and more. 

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:30pm

Location: Luther Jackson Middle School Cafeteria, 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

Who: All rising 9th graders regardless of your current middle school; Poe, Glasgow, Luther Jackson, private or homeschool are welcome. 

Presenter: Jessica Grenfell, Director of Student Services

Spanish interpretation is available. We will also have snacks. Contact Carolina Dotel, Family Liaison if you have questions; [email protected] or 703-207-4074.

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Student Bus Passes Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 23-24 School Year Calendar

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 4/29/24

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Important Dates
  • 5/2-5/5 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (see announcement below)
  • 5/3 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
  • 5/6 - AP Testing begins
  • 5/6-5/10 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!
  • 5/18 - Prom
End-of-Year Exams & Events Schedule

Click HERE to view the End-of-Year Exams& Events schedule.  Please note that this is a living document and subject to change.

Attendance Matters!

This is a short student week due to the Teacher Workday on Friday. Please make sure to encourage your students to come to school all four days. We are in the last quarter and want all our students to end this school year successfully. Studies have shown that just two monthly absences can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong.

HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR TEEN HAVE GOOD ATTENDANCE?

  • Don’t let your child stay home unless your child is genuinely sick. Remember that according to the new health guidelines, you can still send your child to school with a headache, stomach pain, or allergies.
  • Check your child’s attendance in ParentVUE to be sure absences are not piling up.
  • Call the school if your child refuses to come to school; we can help. 

Remember...attendance matters!

Congratulations!

We are very happy to announce that four of our students have been selected/invited to attend the 2024 Summer Residential Governor School Program. What an outstanding accomplishment for an extremely competitive program!

  • Gabriella Henriquez
  • Widad Khalid
  • Sagar Kapadia
  • Ananya Murugan 

Let's congratulate these students for their outstanding achievement!

Congratulations...

To Cameron Leo Vargas for being recognized as an employee who shows that FCPS Cares!

Mrs. Vargas is a very cheerful individual and always makes sure that her students leave class with a smile. In a first period Calculus class, my classmates and I are often tired and not in the best mood to do math this early in the morning. Despite this fact, however Mrs. Vargas lightens up our day and helps us develop a learning mindset throughout the day. Her teaching style adapts to the needs of her students and she has repeatedly shown that she is a large influence to her students overall happiness. Mrs. Vargas is a compassionate math teacher that inspires her students to try harder everyday and keep a positive mindset even during endeavors that seem challenging. Many students are grateful that they have her as their teacher and as a mentor. As a Class of 2025 Officer at Falls Church, I am not only able to see her as a teacher but as a class sponsor as well. She goes above and beyond to help organize fundraisers and events to earn money for her students and important high school events like Prom and Graduation. She is a large part of the communication between admin and the students and continues to push for change and progress in her Falls Church community everyday. Thank you Ms. Vargas, we love you so much.

From The Spotlight Theatre Company

Students have been working really hard on getting our spring production ready for the community.  Don’t miss this Shakespearean comedy about four lovers who run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy makes both boys fall in love with the same girl.  The four lovers run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen.

The presale ticket price for A Midsummer Night’s Dream is $7 for students and $10 for adults.  Starting May 2nd, prices go up to $10 for students and $12 for adults. Get your tickets today!

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15620/

Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

How to Get Help Filling Out the FAFSA

According to recent news reports, as many as 30% fewer graduating seniors have completed and submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many schools rely upon this form to grant students financial aid award letters.

Families who have questions or persistent issues filling out the FAFSA might consider scheduling a free appointment with our partners at College Access Fairfax. Email [email protected]. All FAFSA help provided by our school or College Access Fairfax is free. 

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes.

Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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FCHS Bell Schedule

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SIS ParentVUE

FCPS 23-24 School Year Calendar

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 4/22/24

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Important Dates
  • 4/22-4/26 - Spring Spirit Week
  • 4/25 - Spring Pep Rally
  • 4/27 - Jaguar 5K
  • 5/2-5/5 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (see announcement below)
  • 5/3 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
  • 5/6-5/10 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/18 - Prom
End-of-Year Exams & Events Schedule

Click HERE to view the End-of-Year Exams& Events schedule.  Please note that this is a living document and subject to change.

Congratulations to the FBLA 2024 State Winners!

FBLA advisors, Ms. Sparrow and Mrs. Mason took 8 members to Reston, VA for the FBLA State Leadership conference on April 12th & 13th. Below is the list of Falls Church's students who became State Winners:

  • Jessica Nguyen-Tran: 1st place in Public Service Announcement
  • Shri Bala: 1st place in Public Service Announcement
  • Hang Tang: 2nd place in Computer Applications
  • Benita Xavier: 4th place in Economics

All students qualify for the FBLA Nationals and will be competing, this summer in Orlando, Florida!

How to Get Help Filling Out the FAFSA

According to recent news reports, as many as 30% fewer graduating seniors have completed and submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many schools rely upon this form to grant students financial aid award letters.

Families who have questions or persistent issues filling out the FAFSA might consider scheduling a free appointment with our partners at College Access Fairfax. Email [email protected]. All FAFSA help provided by our school or College Access Fairfax is free. 

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes.

Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Immigrant Family Reunification Class

A class will be held online in Spanish for immigrant families looking to reunite during challenging transitions. Saturday classes will be available April 13, 20, or 27, from 9-11:30 a.m. Register online. For more information, please contact Sussy Tomer at [email protected].

Postsecondary Education and Employment Options

FCPS’ Career and Transition Services will host Flash Forward, to provide students with disabilities seeking a standard or advanced diploma and their families an introduction to options available after high school. 

Flash Forward will be held Thursday, April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Annandale High School, in the cafeteria. Register online. Representatives from adult education, employment, and community programs (college, military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment) will be on site to share information about their services.

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FCHS News & Announcements - 4/15/24

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Important Dates
  • 4/17 - Falls Church HS Pyramid Art Show (5:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 4/18 - PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm, Library)
  • 4/22-4/26 - Spring Spirit Week
  • 4/25 - Spring Pep Rally
  • 5/2-5/5 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (see announcement below)
Attendance Matters! 3rd Quarter Attendance Report Cards

You should have received the third quarter attendance report card. Please know that the attendance report card is emailed to all parents regardless of the absence status. As a school, we communicate openly with the parents to inform them about their students' attendance.

If you have questions, please get in touch with the deans: Mrs. Martin or Mrs. Rios.

2024 Falls Church HS Pyramid Art Show!

The FCHS PTSA is pleased to support the 2024 FCHS Pyramid art show! This event celebrates K-12 student artists from all pyramid schools (i.e., Camelot ES, Fairhill ES, Graham Road ES, Pine Spring ES, Westlawn ES, Woodburn ES, Mason Crest ES, Luther Jackson MS, Falls Church HS) and highlights the amazing teachers who work with these students.

WHEN & WHERE:

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: FCHS, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042, Entrance Door 11 (Main Gym and Gym Lobby)

A complimentary reception will be available in the lobby. Fun activities will accompany the Art Show. We will also offer pizza, water and some candy for sale from the snack bar and in the Gym Lobby.

We hope you will join us for this amazing and unique FCHS pyramid event.

We do need volunteers and donations to make this event a success. If you are able, please sign-up for a volunteer slot and/or shoot us a donation to offset the costs

Here are a few photos from last year's Pyramid Art Show

Immigrant Family Reunification Class

A class will be held online in Spanish for immigrant families looking to reunite during challenging transitions. Saturday classes will be available April 13, 20, or 27, from 9-11:30 a.m. Register online. For more information, please contact Sussy Tomer at [email protected].

Postsecondary Education and Employment Options

FCPS’ Career and Transition Services will host Flash Forward, to provide students with disabilities seeking a standard or advanced diploma and their families an introduction to options available after high school. 

Flash Forward will be held Thursday, April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Annandale High School, in the cafeteria. Register online. Representatives from adult education, employment, and community programs (college, military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment) will be on site to share information about their services.

No-Cost Mental Health Teletherapy for All High School Students

Is your high schooler experiencing anxiety, behavior changes, or challenges with peer and family relationships? If so, parents/caregivers can refer their children for weekly therapy with a licensed therapist through Hazel Health. Visit the Teletherapy webpage for information on how to opt your child into this service.

Prom Dress Shop Opens With Hundreds of Dresses

The annual Prom Dress Shop opens for the season on Friday, April 5, at Centreville High School. Any area student — not just those from Fairfax County Public Schools — who do not have the funds to purchase a prom dress may choose from hundreds of new dresses donated by Macy’s.

Learn more and see shop hours.

Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

NOVA Virtual Sessions for Seniors and Their Families 

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is offering virtual information and application sessions. Information sessions will provide an overview of NOVA and the opportunities, services, and resources designed to connect high school seniors to the NOVA Nighthawk Community. 

Sessions are open to all FCPS seniors and their families. For questions, email [email protected] or call 703-323-3000.

Jaguar 5k

We will be hosting our 19th Annual Jaguar 5k on Saturday, April 27th and we would love for you and your family and friends to join us!! This is a great community event! Registration is LIVE! Register online at www.jaguar5k.com or on paper (registrations will be in your mailboxes this week).

We are also looking for volunteers, click HERE to sign up or email Bebe Kim at [email protected]

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FCHS News & Announcements - 4/8/24

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Important Dates
  • 4/8 - Solar Eclipse (see announcement below)
  • 4/10 - Holiday
  • 4/17 - Falls Church HS Pyramid Art Show (5:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 4/18 - PTSA Meeting (7:00 pm, Library)
  • 5/2-5/5 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (see announcement below)
Attendance Matters! 3rd Quarter Attendance Report Cards

You should have received the third quarter attendance report card. Please know that the attendance report card is emailed to all parents regardless of the absence status. As a school, we communicate openly with the parents to inform them about their students' attendance.

If you have questions, please get in touch with the deans: Mrs. Martin or Mrs. Rios.

Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon and one that requires important safety reminders. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

2024 Falls Church HS Pyramid Art Show!

The FCHS PTSA is pleased to support the 2024 FCHS Pyramid art show! This event celebrates K-12 student artists from all pyramid schools (i.e., Camelot ES, Fairhill ES, Graham Road ES, Pine Spring ES, Westlawn ES, Woodburn ES, Mason Crest ES, Luther Jackson MS, Falls Church HS) and highlights the amazing teachers who work with these students.

WHEN & WHERE:

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: FCHS, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042, Entrance Door 11 (Main Gym and Gym Lobby)

A complimentary reception will be available in the lobby. Fun activities will accompany the Art Show. We will also offer pizza, water and some candy for sale from the snack bar and in the Gym Lobby.

We hope you will join us for this amazing and unique FCHS pyramid event.

We do need volunteers and donations to make this event a success. If you are able, please sign-up for a volunteer slot and/or shoot us a donation to offset the costs

Here are a few photos from last year's Pyramid Art Show

Prom Dress Shop Opens With Hundreds of Dresses

The annual Prom Dress Shop opens for the season on Friday, April 5, at Centreville High School. Any area student — not just those from Fairfax County Public Schools — who do not have the funds to purchase a prom dress may choose from hundreds of new dresses donated by Macy’s.

Learn more and see shop hours.

Register Today for the FCPS Family Summit

Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families.

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Senior Trip to HersheyPark

On Monday, June 3, seniors who are signed up to go on the senior trip should meet in the cafeteria at the start of the school day (8:10). The cost of the trip is $75 and students should pay using MySchoolBucks and checking the School Store. At approximately 8:45 am, seniors who have met their financial and academic obligations and have paid $75 to attend HersheyPark will board motor coaches for HersheyPark in Hershey, PA.

Seniors going on the trip should be aware that weather conditions can vary in early June, but tend to be on the warmer side. As a result, students should dress accordingly, which keeping in mind this is a school-sponsored event and FCPS dress code is still applicable.

Seniors will return to Falls Church at approximately 7:00 pm that evening. Students can pick up field trip forms for the senior trip from Dr. Redden-Liotta in Room 181 and in the main office. All forms must be turned in to the main office no later than Friday, April 12.

NOVA Virtual Sessions for Seniors and Their Families 

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is offering virtual information and application sessions. Information sessions will provide an overview of NOVA and the opportunities, services, and resources designed to connect high school seniors to the NOVA Nighthawk Community. 

Sessions are open to all FCPS seniors and their families. For questions, email [email protected] or call 703-323-3000.

Jaguar 5k

We will be hosting our 19th Annual Jaguar 5k on Saturday, April 27th and we would love for you and your family and friends to join us!! This is a great community event! Registration is LIVE! Register online at www.jaguar5k.com or on paper (registrations will be in your mailboxes this week).

We are also looking for volunteers, click HERE to sign up or email Bebe Kim at [email protected]

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DSA Transition - 2024

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DSA Transition

Jaguar Community,

As many of you know, Bobby Krause is leaving us at the end of the year to move to Argentina, support his wife and family and pursue his Ed.D.  Over the past ten years, Bobby has served in a variety of roles at Falls Church High School including, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Cross Country and Track and Field Coach, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Director of Student Activities.  Bobby is a Jaguar to the bone and has given so much to FCHS and the FCHS community.  He will be sorely missed!

Please join me in wishing Bobby and his family all the best in their next life adventure!

I am excited to introduce FCHS' new DSA, effective July 1st, 2024, Mr. Greg Weisbecker!

Over the past eight years, Greg has served in a variety of roles at Justice High School including, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Lead Teacher, Department Chair, Varsity Football Coach and Assistant Director of Student Activities.

Greg is excited to use his experiences as an Assistant Director of Student Activities, Department Chair, and Head Coach to support the FCHS school community and continue to make FCHS an amazing place to work, learn and participate.

Greg is a strong leader and I look forward to his positive impact on our students, staff and school community.

Please join me in congratulating Greg and welcoming him to his new role at FCHS!

Ben Nowak, Proud Principal

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FCHS News & Announcements - 3/18/24

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Important Dates
  • 3/18 - Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs (6:30 pm, Lake Braddock SS, see announcement below)
  • 3/22 - Last Day of 3rd Quarter
  • 3/25-3/29 - Spring Break!
  • 4/1 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
  • 4/2 - Staff Development Day/Student Holiday
Attendance Matters!

As we prepare to take time off from school from March 25th to April 2nd for Spring break, we are grateful for everyone who has helped build routines for showing up to school while supporting students and families.

Daily routines are essential for reducing stress and creating a sense of security for students and adults. When we return from the break, students will enter the fourth and last quarter. Please take steps to keep your child healthy and send them to school unless they have a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn and connect with peers and their teachers.

We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes on April 3rd.

Homework Over Spring Break

Jaguar Families,

The message below was shared with teachers today.  Wishing all of you a wonderful Spring Break!

Spring break is right around the corner!  I want to remind you to give yourself and your students a well-deserved break.  Please do not assign homework, projects, papers, reading, and/or studying over the break.  I recognize that some students may elect to work on long-term projects or make-up work over the break.

Here are some guidelines:

  • Students should not be required to complete work over school breaks. 
  • Be reasonable with due dates.  Provide enough time for students to complete their work within the normal school calendar without the need to work over school breaks. 
  • Though you may have a long-term assignment that spans over a school break, no work should be due immediately after a break (first two return days). 
  • Pace yourself to avoid major assessments immediately upon return from breaks (first two return days).

Ben Nowak, Principal

Senior Trip to HersheyPark

On Monday, June 3, seniors who are signed up to go on the senior trip should meet in the cafeteria at the start of the school day (8:10). The cost of the trip is $75 and students should pay using MySchoolBucks and checking the School Store. At approximately 8:45 am, seniors who have met their financial and academic obligations and have paid $75 to attend HersheyPark will board motor coaches for HersheyPark in Hershey, PA.

Seniors going on the trip should be aware that weather conditions can vary in early June, but tend to be on the warmer side. As a result, students should dress accordingly, which keeping in mind this is a school-sponsored event and FCPS dress code is still applicable.

Seniors will return to Falls Church at approximately 7:00 pm that evening. Students can pick up field trip forms for the senior trip from Dr. Redden-Liotta in Room 181 and in the main office. All forms must be turned in to the main office no later than Friday, April 12.

Jaguar 5k

We will be hosting our 19th Annual Jaguar 5k on Saturday, April 27th and we would love for you and your family and friends to join us!! This is a great community event! Registration is LIVE! Register online at www.jaguar5k.com or on paper (registrations will be in your mailboxes this week).

We are also looking for volunteers, click HERE to sign up or email Bebe Kim at [email protected]

Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation on the opioid crisis in Northern Virginia will be held Monday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. (Please enter through Door #14). Attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed will be suitable for students in grade 6 and higher. Language interpretation will be available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. 

Learn more about the event and register online.

Measles Is Preventable

Measles is making headlines as the number of cases nationwide has topped 40, with three confirmed cases in people living in or traveling through the National Capital Region. 

The good news is that measles is preventable through vaccination! Vaccines help teach the immune system how to defend against germs, helping to build up natural defenses. Give your child the best protection against measles with two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website to find out more about measles.

Extended Hours at Immunization Clinics

To help parents/caregivers obtain vaccinations for their children, the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will offer immunization clinics with extended hours:

 

Parents/caregivers should make an appointment but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Please call 703-246-7100 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about vaccinating your child and find community resources to support their health and well-being. 

Note: All students enrolling in public and private schools in Virginia are required to be adequately immunized per the Code of Virginia.

Nominations Open for First Class Award for Inclusion 

The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is seeking nominations for the First Class Awards. The awards are presented annually to educators, administrators, and students who support, design, and/or implement programs or activities that include students with disabilities that result in positive outcomes for all students. The ACSD will recognize award winners at the Family Summit on Saturday, April 20

Nominate an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to inclusive practices in Fairfax County Public Schools by Friday, March 22. Email [email protected] with questions.

Take the Family Engagement Survey Today! 

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

Summer Camps and Learning Programs

Have you made summer plans for your child yet? Are you looking for a summer camp for your child with special needs?

The Family Resource Center has compiled information on summer camps including local options, camps for students with special needs (sorted by need), and camps for students experiencing grief or who have parents in the military.

Learn About Pathways and Opportunities at Virtual Military Night

FCPS School Counseling Services is hosting a Virtual Military Night on Wednesday, March 20, 6-8 p.m. This event is designed for high school students and their families who are interested in learning more about the military pathways and opportunities. Enlistment, service academies, and ROTC pathways will be represented.

NOVA Virtual Sessions for Seniors and Their Families 

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is offering virtual information and application sessions. Information sessions will provide an overview of NOVA and the opportunities, services, and resources designed to connect high school seniors to the NOVA Nighthawk Community.

Sessions are open to all FCPS seniors and their families. For questions, email [email protected] or call 703-323-3000.

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FCHS News & Announcements - 3/4/24

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Important Dates
  • 3/5 - Student Holiday
  • 3/5 - FCHS Band Restaurant Night (see announcement below)
  • 3/8 - Heritage Night! (see announcement below)
Attendance Matters! Why your awareness and commitment to improve attendance is important: Enhances educational success

Absences can be sneaky and build up quietly. Missing even two days a month can put students significantly behind. Being on time for class, engaging the entire day, and missing as few days as possible sets students up for success.

Strengthens social connections

Remember, being on time and attending the entire day matters. It all adds to learning time – and being with friends, involved in activities, and receiving other support to help students thrive – that sets students up for future success.

Fosters a sense of responsibility

Consistent attendance promotes better time management skills and sets a positive example for punctuality and commitment in various aspects of life.

Spring Attendance Slump

Daily attendance often goes down before and following spring break. Please try to avoid extended vacations around spring break. 

FCHS Band Restaurant Night

The FCHS Band Aides are hosting a restaurant night at El Tio in Falls Church on March 5th. The band will receive a portion of all sales from 4-10pm. Come join us for some great food and help support the FCHS Band Program!!

Jaguar 5k

We will be hosting our 19th Annual Jaguar 5k on Saturday, April 27th and we would love for you and your family and friends to join us!! This is a great community event! Registration is LIVE! Register online at www.jaguar5k.com or on paper (registrations will be in your mailboxes this week).

We are also looking for volunteers, click HERE to sign up or email Bebe Kim at [email protected]

Family Engagement Survey

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online.

Learn About Pathways and Opportunities at Virtual Military Night

FCPS School Counseling Services is hosting a Virtual Military Night on Wednesday, March 20, 6-8 p.m. This event is designed for high school students and their families who are interested in learning more about the military pathways and opportunities. Enlistment, service academies, and ROTC pathways will be represented.

FAFSA Updates for Seniors and Their Parents/Guardians

There have been several technological challenges with the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) since its launch on December 31, 2023. The latest news is that colleges will not get FAFSA summaries from the U.S. Department of Education until mid-March at the earliest. As a result, colleges won’t be able to give students financial aid award letters based on their FAFSA information until late April to May, at best. Students who applied to a college that uses the CSS Profile may receive financial aid information sooner.

Different media outlets are reporting a growing list of colleges that will push back deadlines for students to accept offers of admission into May and even June. The American Council on Education has a database of colleges and universities that have extended their deadline to commit to enroll. We recommend that all information obtained by a secondary source be confirmed directly with the college or university.

If you are a caregiver or student with questions or persistent issues filling out the FAFSA, consider scheduling a free appointment with our partners at College Access Fairfax. Email [email protected]. All FAFSA help provided by your school or College Access Fairfax is free.

Fairfax County Teen Job Fair

Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs and Career-Building Workshops will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at West Springfield High School.

Student registration is free and open to all teens in Fairfax County seeking employment, volunteer opportunities, or tips on building their resume. Business registration is also free and open to any organization providing positions for students.

NOVA Virtual Sessions for Seniors and Their Families 

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is offering virtual information and application sessions. Information sessions will provide an overview of NOVA and the opportunities, services, and resources designed to connect high school seniors to the NOVA Nighthawk Community.

Sessions are open to all FCPS seniors and their families. For questions, email [email protected] or call 703-323-3000.

Fairfax County Science and Engineering Fair Open House

Members of the general public are invited to attend the science fair open house at Robinson Secondary School on Sunday, March 17, 1-3 p.m.

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