FCHS News & Announcements - 10/12/21

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

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

PSAT/SAT School Day Reminders - October 13

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

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

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

Homecoming Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

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

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

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

More information is available online.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

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

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

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

2021 School Bond Referendum 

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

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

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

A School Bond Referendum is on November’s ballot.

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

Students Sent Home With Covid-Like Illness

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

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

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

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

OR  

Physician’s Note

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

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

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

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

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

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

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

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

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

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

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 10/5/21

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

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Homecoming Update

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

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

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

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

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

A School Bond Referendum is on November’s ballot.

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

Students Sent Home With Covid-Like Illness

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

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

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

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

OR  

Physician’s Note

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

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

PSAT/SAT School Day October 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

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

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

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

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

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

PERFORMANCES:  Oct 28 at 7PM

                                  Oct 29 (Streaming from home) at 7PM

                                  Oct 30 at 2PM (understudy cast performance)

                                  Oct 30 at 7PM  (Closing night)

Daily Health Screening Reminder & Key COVID-19 Terms

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

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

FCPS Cares

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

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

Homecoming Update

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Homecoming Update

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

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 9/28/21

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Important Dates
  • 9/28 - Schoology Workshop for Parents
  • 9/29-10/1 - Picture Days
  • 10/11 - Student Holiday
  • 10/13 - PSAT/SAT Day (2-Hr. Early Release, see announcement below)
  • 10/28-10/30 - FCHS Spotlight Theatre presents CLUE (see announcement below)
  • 10/29 - End of 1st Quarter (2-Hr. Early Release)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

PSAT/SAT School Day October 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

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

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

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

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

Picture Days Are Coming! 

Sep. 29th, Sep. 30th, and Oct. 1st (W-F)

Lifetouch photographers will be in the FCHS auditorium for three days the last week of September to capture student and staff pictures.  Students are scheduled to have their pictures taken during their English classes.

New Date - Schoology Workshop for Parents Tuesday, September 28th

Due to a community conflict, we have moved the Schoology Workshop for Parents to September 28th.  Additional resources for parents can be found in the Schoology Parent Resource Kit on the FCPS website.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

PERFORMANCES:  Oct 28 at 7PM

                                  Oct 29 (Streaming from home) at 7PM

                                  Oct 30 at 2PM (understudy cast performance)

                                  Oct 30 at 7PM  (Closing night)

Daily Health Screening Reminder & Key COVID-19 Terms

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

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

FCHS Boosters Golf Invitational

Registration is now open for the FCHS Fall Golf Invitational!

Join us on Saturday, October 16, at Penderbrook Golf Course for an 8:30am shotgun start.

Whether you are looking for a fun day of golf, the chance to redeem yourself and win first place, or the opportunity to showcase your business, we would love to see you! Details follow.

Register online to golf (the event is limited to 60 golfers).

https://fchs-jaguar-athletic-boosters-club.square.site/golf

We hope you will join us again as we gather safely to support Falls Church High School athletics.

If you are interested in a list of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Emily Riedel at emily@ticcamp.com.

Emergency Care Updates Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUE.  Learn more about weCare and ParentVUE here.

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 9/20/21

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Important Dates
  • 9/20-9/24 - Homecoming Spirit Week
  • 9/24 - Homecoming Celebration/Festivities (see announcement below)
  • 9/24 - Homecoming Football Game (7:00 pm)
  • 9/28 - Schoology Workshop for Parents - NEW DATE
  • 9/29-10/1 - Picture Days
  • 10/13 - PSAT/SAT Day (see announcement below)
  • 10/28-10/30 - FCHS Spotlight Theatre presents CLUE (see announcement below)
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Homecoming Celebration & Festivities Friday, September 24th

We are looking forward to a fun and spirited Homecoming week (9/20 - 9/24) capped with a series of events on Friday, September 24th!

Please see the schedule for Friday, 9/24  below:

  • 1:30 pm - Pep Rally (Paul Webber Stadium)
  • 3:00-5:15 pm - Tailgate/Celebration (Turf Practice Field)
    • DJ/Dancing
    • Games
    • Food
    • Food Trucks
    • Club booths
  • 5:30 pm - Homecoming Parade (On campus)
  • 6:00 pm - Tailgate/Celebration Cont. (Turf Practice Field)
  • 6:00 pm - Gates open for Homecoming Football Game
  • 7:00 pm - Kickoff!
PSAT/SAT School Day October 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

Picture Days Are Coming! 

Sep. 29th, Sep. 30th, and Oct. 1st (W-F)

Lifetouch photographers will be in the FCHS auditorium for three days the last week of September to capture student and staff pictures.  Students are scheduled to have their pictures taken during their English classes.

A Reminder from Food & Nutrition Services (FNS)

FNS (Food & Nutrition Services) is offering one free lunch and one free breakfast each day to all students for the 2021-2022 school year.

If a student would like to purchase more than the two provided meals, they can do so using their MySchool Bucks account or pay in cash.

New Date - Schoology Workshop for Parents Tuesday, September 28th

Due to a community conflict, we have moved the Schoology Workshop for Parents to September 28th.  Additional resources for parents can be found in the Schoology Parent Resource Kit on the FCPS website.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

Saturday, Sept 18- The Spotlight Theatre Company had 29 students come together to help build the set, paint, gather costumes and props and work on sound for our upcoming production of CLUE! 

We want to give a shoutout to Mr. and Mrs. White and Mr. and Mrs. Fon as well as Mr. Clock for being our parent helpers for the day!

PERFORMANCES:  Oct 28 at 7PM

                                  Oct 29 (Streaming from home) at 7PM

                                  Oct 30 at 2PM (understudy cast performance)

                                  Oct 30 at 7PM  (Closing night)

Daily Health Screening Reminder & Key COVID-19 Terms

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

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

COVID-19 Case Notification Update

Many families are finding it stressful and overwhelming to receive a new COVID notification email every time there is a positive case in their child’s school. We have updated our process to provide families some relief.

Once a week, either on Friday or the last day of school for the week, school leadership will share an update if there were any reported COVID-19 positive cases in the school that week. The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage will still be updated daily for families who wish to know about cases in real time.

New Process to Speed Up the Return of Fully Vaccinated Students to Classrooms

FCPS collaborated with the Fairfax County Health Department to adjust this process and speed up the return to the classroom for fully vaccinated, asymptomatic students. We all share the goal of ensuring our students are in the classroom as much as possible, while also keeping our schools safe and healthy for everyone—staff, students, and visitors.

The new process benefits all students, including those of elementary school age who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. Because contact tracers will no longer have to contact families of students who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, they will now be able to focus more resources on elementary school investigations. This will allow elementary school students, among others, to return to the classroom quicker.

More information is available online

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, all FLE lessons (grades K-12 and modified) have been made available for parent/guardian review.

  • Parents/guardians are able to preview FLE lessons in Schoology. 
  • A folder, Parent Preview - FLE Instruction, contains links to the lessons, slide presentations, and media for which FCPS has purchased streaming rights. Some media titles may only be available for parents to view at the school. 
FCHS Boosters Golf Invitational

Registration is now open for the FCHS Fall Golf Invitational!

Join us on Saturday, October 16, at Penderbrook Golf Course for an 8:30am shotgun start.

Whether you are looking for a fun day of golf, the chance to redeem yourself and win first place, or the opportunity to showcase your business, we would love to see you! Details follow.

Register online to golf (the event is limited to 60 golfers).

https://fchs-jaguar-athletic-boosters-club.square.site/golf

We hope you will join us again as we gather safely to support Falls Church High School athletics.

If you are interested in a list of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Emily Riedel at emily@ticcamp.com.

Emergency Care Updates Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUE.  Learn more about weCare and ParentVUE here.

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 9/14/21

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Important Dates
  • 9/16 - Yom Kippur
  • 9/20-9/24 - Homecoming Spirit Week
  • 9/24 - Homecoming Celebration/Festivities (see announcement below)
  • 9/24 - Homecoming Football Game (7:00 pm)
  • 9/28 - Schoology Workshop for Parents - NEW DATE
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Recent TikTok Trend

Parents & Guardians:

I would like to ask that you take some time to talk with your children about a viral meme on TikTok that has found its way on to school campuses nationwide. The meme calls for students to vandalize schools in several ways and promotes these ideas under the tag, "Devious Licks."

We have seen some of this at FCHS recently and ask for your support in helping make sure our students are not engaging in this unacceptable behavior.

Thank you for your continued support!

Ben Nowak, Principal

Homecoming Celebration & Festivities Friday, September 24th

We are looking forward to a fun and spirited Homecoming week (9/20 - 9/24) capped with a series of events on Friday, September 24th!

Please see the schedule for Friday, 9/24  below:

  • 1:30 pm - Pep Rally (Paul Webber Stadium)
  • 3:00-5:15 pm - Tailgate/Celebration (Turf Practice Field)
    • DJ/Dancing
    • Games
    • Food
    • Food Trucks
    • Club booths
  • 5:30 pm - Homecoming Parade (On campus)
  • 6:00 pm - Tailgate/Celebration Cont. (Turf Practice Field)
  • 6:00 pm - Gates open for Homecoming Football Game
  • 7:00 pm - Kickoff!
New Date - Schoology Workshop for Parents Tuesday, September 28th

Due to a community conflict, we have moved the Schoology Workshop for Parents to September 28th.  Additional resources for parents can be found in the Schoology Parent Resource Kit on the FCPS website.

Daily Health Screening Reminder & Key COVID-19 Terms

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

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

COVID-19 Case Notification Update

Many families are finding it stressful and overwhelming to receive a new COVID notification email every time there is a positive case in their child’s school. We have updated our process to provide families some relief.

Once a week, either on Friday or the last day of school for the week, school leadership will share an update if there were any reported COVID-19 positive cases in the school that week. The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage will still be updated daily for families who wish to know about cases in real time.

New Process to Speed Up the Return of Fully Vaccinated Students to Classrooms

FCPS collaborated with the Fairfax County Health Department to adjust this process and speed up the return to the classroom for fully vaccinated, asymptomatic students. We all share the goal of ensuring our students are in the classroom as much as possible, while also keeping our schools safe and healthy for everyone—staff, students, and visitors.

The new process benefits all students, including those of elementary school age who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. Because contact tracers will no longer have to contact families of students who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, they will now be able to focus more resources on elementary school investigations. This will allow elementary school students, among others, to return to the classroom quicker.

More information is available online

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

Saturday, Sept 11- The Spotlight Theatre Company had 25 students come together for a day of workshops in musical theatre auditions, improv, general theatre safety and set construction skills.  We built a set piece for our upcoming production CLUE on STAGE and enjoyed Klondike ice cream bars outside!  FCHS Theatre wants to give a big SHOUT OUT TO Dr. Redden-Liotta and Kevin Curry for being our special guest instructors during the workshops.

CLUE ON STAGE cast.  Do you remember the movie CLUE?  Well, it’s coming to Falls Church High School’s theatre near you!

If you know any of the following student members of the CAST OF CLUE, please tell them to BREAK A LEG!

Wadsworth- Nathanael Clock (12)

Mr. Boddy- Chase Carmody (12)

Mrs. White- Paris Devlin (12)

Mrs. Peacock- Lucia Ku (12)

Miss Scarlet- Stephanie Marinova (12)

Mr. Green- Lam Vu (10)

Colonel Mustard- Collin White (10)

Professor Plum- Adli Nashashibi (10)

Ensemble woman- Stephanie Mejia Ramos (9)

Ensemble man- Diego Mahon Santos (9)

Ensemble man- Monty Deitz (10)

UNDERSTUDY CAST

Colonel Mustard and overall Male understudy: Luis Silva (12)

Mr. Green understudy:  Dereon Harris (9)

Mrs. White- Leslie Fon (9)

Mrs. Peacock- Phyllislin George (9)

Miss Scarlet- McKenna Cobb (9)

Ensemble woman- Sophia Bundalian (9)

PERFORMANCES:  Oct 28 at 7PM

                                  Oct 29 (Streaming from home) at 7PM

                                  Oct 30 at 2PM (understudy cast performance)

                                  Oct 30 at 7PM  (Closing night)

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, all FLE lessons (grades K-12 and modified) have been made available for parent/guardian review.

  • Parents/guardians are able to preview FLE lessons in Schoology. 
  • A folder, Parent Preview - FLE Instruction, contains links to the lessons, slide presentations, and media for which FCPS has purchased streaming rights. Some media titles may only be available for parents to view at the school. 
Upcoming Jewish Holidays: September 2021

This month, Jewish people throughout the world will be observing what is known as the High Holy Days or High Holidays.  Most Jewish families will celebrate these holidays, which are often thought of as the holiest days of the year.

Yom Kippur, a more somber holiday, begins on Wednesday night, September 15, through Thursday night September 16.  It includes fasting and prayer.  Many people of the Jewish faith will refrain from eating for the full 25 hours of the holiday.  Feel free to greet your Jewish friends and colleagues with, “Have a meaningful and easy fast.”

Learn more:

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/9/21/16341470/jewish-high-holy-days-explained-yom-kippur-rosh-hashanah

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-high-holidays/

Mattress Fundraiser

We will be having a Mattress Fundraising Event, on September 18, from 10am - 5pm., and we would like to invite everyone to attend that may have need of a new mattress. The products are Serta, Sealy, Kingsdown and other top named brands, all having warranties along with VIP pricing up to 70 percent off the retail; and with having financing at zero percent for those who qualify. The beds will have free set up and delivery on products over $499, and for a minimum $15 per piece, the old box spring and mattress will be removed. Our event will be held at Mattress Warehouse of Falls Church/Seven Corners, 6381 Seven Corners, VA. 22044.

THIS UPCOMING week, beginning September 13, you can place an order online at www.sleephappens.com using the password FALLSCHURCH2021.

In addition, we need help from student athletes representing ALL Fall sports. Essentially, we need assistance in helping promote the fundraiser with signage at the store location. Please sign up if you are able to help. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054BAAA82CABF85-falls

FCHS Boosters Golf Invitational

Registration is now open for the FCHS Fall Golf Invitational!

Join us on Saturday, October 16, at Penderbrook Golf Course for an 8:30am shotgun start.

Whether you are looking for a fun day of golf, the chance to redeem yourself and win first place, or the opportunity to showcase your business, we would love to see you! Details follow.

Register online to golf (the event is limited to 60 golfers).

https://fchs-jaguar-athletic-boosters-club.square.site/golf

We hope you will join us again as we gather safely to support Falls Church High School athletics.

If you are interested in a list of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Emily Riedel at emily@ticcamp.com.

Emergency Care Updates Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUE.  Learn more about weCare and ParentVUE here.

FCPS Cares

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

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FCHS News & Announcements - 9/9/21 - Midweek Updates

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New Process to Speed Up the Return of Fully Vaccinated Students to Classrooms

FCPS collaborated with the Fairfax County Health Department on a process to speed up the return to the classroom for fully vaccinated, asymptomatic students. We all share the goal of ensuring our students are in the classroom as much as possible, while also keeping our schools safe and healthy for everyone—staff, students, and visitors.

Click the link below for more information.

More information is available online

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FCHS News & Announcements - 9/7/21

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Important Dates
  • 9/7 - Rosh Hashanah
  • 9/16 - Yom Kippur
  • 9/20-9/24 - Homecoming Spirit Week
  • 9/24 - Homecoming Pep Rally & Parade
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, all FLE lessons (grades K-12 and modified) have been made available for parent/guardian review.

  • Parents/guardians are able to preview FLE lessons in Schoology. 
  • A folder, Parent Preview - FLE Instruction, contains links to the lessons, slide presentations, and media for which FCPS has purchased streaming rights. Some media titles may only be available for parents to view at the school. 
Online Ticket Purchasing

Tickets to Falls Church High School sporting events can now be purchased ONLINE through ETIX! Touchless! Cash-less!

  • Tickets can be purchased at the game or up to 1 week in advance.
  • Your barcode is your ticket – we can scan your phone or a print-out at the gate.
  • Only $5 a ticket!
  • Booster season passes are available.

Online ETIX ticket sales: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/18667/falls-church-high-school-athletics

Booster member season passes: https://fchsathleticboosters.org/

No transfers or refunds.

Upcoming Jewish Holidays: September 2021

This month, Jewish people throughout the world will be observing what is known as the High Holy Days or High Holidays.  Most Jewish families will celebrate these holidays, which are often thought of as the holiest days of the year.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Monday evening, September 6.  Some Jews celebrate for one day (through Tuesday night September 7) and some celebrate two days (through Wednesday night September 8).  Most Jews celebrate with large family meals and services.  During the pandemic synagogues services have been a combination of in-person outside, inside with social distancing, or virtual.  Feel free to greet your Jewish friends and colleagues with “Happy New Year,” or try Hebrew with “Shana Tova.”

Yom Kippur, a more somber holiday, begins on Wednesday night, September 15, through Thursday night September 16.  It includes fasting and prayer.  Many people of the Jewish faith will refrain from eating for the full 25 hours of the holiday.  Feel free to greet your Jewish friends and colleagues with, “Have a meaningful and easy fast.”

Learn more:

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/9/21/16341470/jewish-high-holy-days-explained-yom-kippur-rosh-hashanah

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-high-holidays/

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

SATURDAY, SEPT 11 from 1-6PM- please join us for a workshop on improvisational drama, auditions, learn about our theatre spaces and how we build things!  Come by room 181 to sign up and get an emergency care form to fill out before you arrive.

Drama Boosters are hosting a fundraiser at District Taco (2676 O Avenir Place, Merrifield) on Thursday, September 9 from 3-8pm.

Schoology

Fairfax County Public Schools’ new learning management system, Schoology, is a learning space that enhances face-to-face and distance learning through communication, collaboration, and personalized learning.  

Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

Parent Accounts

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

Parent accounts will be available in mid-August. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. 

More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online.

Emergency Care Updates Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUE.  Learn more about weCare and ParentVUE here.

FCPS Cares

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

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

FCHS News & Announcements - 8/25/21

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Important Dates
  • 9/1 - Back to School Night
  • 9/3 - Holiday
  • 9/6 - Holiday
Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule

Schoology

SIS ParentVUE

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

Back to School Night

Back to School Night (BTSN) will be in-person on Wednesday, September 1, from  6:00 - 8:45 pm.  It’s just around the corner and is an important night for all of us.  We are looking forward to meeting our Jaguar families!  

See below for a detailed schedule of events and please remind your child(ren) to share their schedule with you.

6:00 pm - Arrival & Explore Resources

  • 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm - ParentVUE account assistance, parent resources, and the FCHS String Quartet (Auditorium Lobby)
  • 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm - Optional: FLE Materials Review (Library)
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Spirit Wear and Memberships for sale (Auditorium Lobby)
  • 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm - Leadership/NHS students will be available to help you find your way

6:45 pm - Meet the Teachers

  • Period 1 (6:45 -7:00)
  • Period 2 (7:05 - 7:15)
  • Period 3 (7:20-7:30)
  • Period 4 (7:35 - 7:45)
  • Period 5 (7:50 - 8:00)
  • Period 6 (8:05-8:15)
  • Period 7 (8:20-8:30)
  • Period 8 (8:35-8:45)

If you would like to support our Food Pantry, please bring a non-perishable item to the donation bins that will be set up in the Auditorium lobby. 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed September 3-September 6 

Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day.

As a result, Friday, September 3, is a holiday for students and staff members in addition to the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 6. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Physical Education Update Dressing Out & Uniforms No Longer Required

It is no longer required for Physical Education students to dress out OR purchase uniforms for class. Students may now wear their own appropriate athletic wear to P.E. but are still expected to wear close-toed shoes for safety.

Due to this new policy, using MySchoolBucks for P.E. uniforms is no longer supported as no more “uniforms” will be sold. Those who do wish to purchase FCHS athletic clothing (t-shirts, shorts, and sweats) which can be worn in class should use this link: https://www.spiritshop.com/school/virginia/falls-church/falls-church-high-school

If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s Health and Physical Education teacher.

Schoology

Fairfax County Public Schools’ new learning management system, Schoology, is a learning space that enhances face-to-face and distance learning through communication, collaboration, and personalized learning.  

Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

Parent Accounts

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

Parent accounts will be available in mid-August. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. 

More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online.

FCHS Spotlight Theatre News

Our FIRST Theatre Interest meeting and Thespian meeting will be WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 after school in room 181.  Stop by to learn about upcoming Theatre activities and meet the officers!

MONDAY and TUESDAY, AUGUST 30-31 will be auditions for CLUE on STAGE.  Please memorize a one minute monologue and be ready to perform in your chosen time slot.  Sign up HERE  (you must be logged in to your fcpsschools.net account to access the form)

SATURDAY, SEPT 11 from 1-6PM- please join us for a workshop on improvisational drama, auditions, learn about our theatre spaces and how we build things!  Come by room 181 to sign up and get an emergency care form to fill out before you arrive.

Emergency Care Updates Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUE.  Learn more about weCare and ParentVUE here.

Digital Consent - Action Requested

Our teachers use a variety of engaging digital tools to support student learning. As part of our commitment to protect student data, FCPS is required to secure parental permission for student use of software/applications for which FCPS does not have a confidentiality agreement. 

For ease of access, an online process has been developed to collect this information digitally and provide school-based reporting. 

Please click here to learn more about the tools we use and to complete the parental consent form for your student.

FCPS Cares

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

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

Reminder - Student Parking

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Student Parking

Jaguar Families & Students,

We are excited to welcome students back to five days of in-person learning beginning Monday, August 23rd.  You have likely noticed that modular classrooms have arrived on the west (stadium) side of campus in preparation for our renovation that is projected to begin this winter (pending funding bond approval in November, 2021).  These modular classrooms have impacted the number of parking spaces available on campus.  Therefore, we must make some adjustments to student parking during the instructional day (7:30 am - 3:00 pm).  These adjustments will be in effect until our new student lot is completed (projected date of December, 2022).

Beginning Monday, August 23rd, all parking on campus will be reserved for FCHS staff and Falls Church Academy students who are travelling from other schools.  All FCHS students who plan to drive to school will be able to park in the lower lot at Providence Rec Center (PRC).  Please see the image below for the location of the spaces that are reserved for FCHS students in the PRC parking lot.

 

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

Thank you in advance for your support with this change.  This is the first of many adjustments that will need to be made over the next several years as we navigate the journey to an updated facility.  It will be an interesting, exciting and sometimes frustrating journey that I know will be worth it in the end.  I am thankful to be on this journey with the Jaguar community!

 

Go Jags!

Ben Nowak, Principal

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Student Parking Update

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Student Parking Update

Jaguar Families & Students,

We are excited to welcome students back to five days of in-person learning beginning Monday, August 23rd.  You have likely noticed that modular classrooms have arrived on the west (stadium) side of campus in preparation for our renovation that is projected to begin this winter (pending funding bond approval in November, 2021).  These modular classrooms have impacted the number of parking spaces available on campus.  Therefore, we must make some adjustments to student parking during the instructional day (7:30 am - 3:00 pm).  These adjustments will be in effect until our new student lot is completed (projected date of December, 2022).

Beginning Monday, August 23rd, all parking on campus will be reserved for FCHS staff and Falls Church Academy students who are travelling from other schools.  All FCHS students who plan to drive to school will be able to park in the lower lot at Providence Rec Center (PRC).  Please see the image below for the location of the spaces that are reserved for FCHS students in the PRC parking lot.

 

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

Thank you in advance for your support with this change.  This is the first of many adjustments that will need to be made over the next several years as we navigate the journey to an updated facility.  It will be an interesting, exciting and sometimes frustrating journey that I know will be worth it in the end.  I am thankful to be on this journey with the Jaguar community!

 

Go Jags!

Ben Nowak, Principal

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Attendance: 703.207.4019 | Web | Twitter | YouTube

FCHS News & Announcements - 8/16/21

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Important Dates
  • 8/17 - Jaguar Kickoff/Open House/Orientation (4:00 - 7:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 8/17-8/20 - Senior Portraits (see announcement below)
  • 8/23 - First day of school
  • 9/1 - Back to School Night
  • 9/3 - Holiday
  • 9/6 - Holiday
Jaguar Kickoff/Open House

FCHS will be hosting Jaguar Kickoff/Open House on Tuesday, August 17th, from 4:00 - 7pm. This event is open to all FCHS students/families with a special focus on our 9th grade, 10th grade and new/transfer students. Please join us to celebrate a return to 5 days of in-person instruction and learn more about FCHS.

  • Students and families will hear from our administrative and student services teams.
  • Students will have the opportunity to walk their schedules and explore the school building.
  • Representatives from student activities as well as numerous community organizations will be available to share information and answer questions.
  • The FCHS Athletic Boosters will be present with FCHS merchandise for sale.
  • Please join us to cheer on our Volleyball team in their scrimmage match beginning at 7:15pm.
Emergency Care Updates Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUE.  Learn more about weCare and ParentVUE here.

Senior Portraits

Postcards from Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits with information about senior portraits were mailed last week, but we’ve heard that several of you haven’t yet received them.  Please know that your senior may schedule an appointment now at https://prestigeportraits.com.  There’s no need to wait for the mailing to arrive.  Your student will simply utilize the “Search by City & State” feature, select Falls Church High School, enter first and last name, and hit “Schedule Your Appointment.” (a sample of the postcard that went out that has some additional info about pricing can be found below)

This initial round of senior portraits will take place August 17th (Tuesday) – 20th (Friday) from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at FCHS in cafeteria B.  (NOTE:  Please do not arrive without scheduling your appointment in advance.)

Make-Up Dates in October

If your senior is unable to take his/her portraits on one of these dates, no need to worry.  Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits will return to FCHS October 12th – 14th for make-up portraits.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.  Go Jags!

Sincerely,

Dan O'Neil

Yearbook Advisor

Digital Consent - Action Requested

Our teachers use a variety of engaging digital tools to support student learning. As part of our commitment to protect student data, FCPS is required to secure parental permission for student use of software/applications for which FCPS does not have a confidentiality agreement. 

For ease of access, an online process has been developed to collect this information digitally and provide school-based reporting. 

Please click here to learn more about the tools we use and to complete the parental consent form for your student.

Health & Safety Guidance

FCPS has updated its health and safety guidance for SY 21-22. Click here to review the updated guidance. Key updates include:

  • Universal masking for fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated staff, students, and visitors
  • Physical distancing changes due to the prioritized need to offer in-person instruction to all students
  • Layered prevention strategies – situation specific
  • Parental Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form – discontinued
Bus Stop and Route Information

Bus stops and route information has been shared with families via the ParentVue accounts on August 10. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.

Schoology

FCPS transitioned to a new learning management system called Schoology over the summer. Students, families, and staff will begin using the system as we Return Strong this fall.

Click HERE for a list of short videos that will help you learn how to navigate Schoology.

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.

Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

FCPS Cares

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

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Digital Consent - Action Requested

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Digital Consent - Action Requested

Our teachers use a variety of engaging digital tools to support student learning. As part of our commitment to protect student data, FCPS is required to secure parental permission for student use of software/applications for which FCPS does not have a confidentiality agreement. 

For ease of access, an online process has been developed to collect this information digitally and provide school-based reporting. 

Please click here to learn more about the tools we use and to complete the parental consent form for your student.

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

Reminder - Jaguar Kickoff/Open House

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Jaguar Kickoff/Open House

FCHS will be hosting Jaguar Kickoff/Open House on Tuesday, August 17th, from 4:00 - 7pm. This event is open to all FCHS students/families with a special focus on our 9th grade, 10th grade and new/transfer students. Please join us to celebrate a return to 5 days of in-person instruction and learn more about FCHS.

  • Students and families will hear from our administrative and student services teams.
  • Students will have the opportunity to walk their schedules and explore the school building.
  • Representatives from student activities as well as numerous community organizations will be available to share information and answer questions.
  • The FCHS Athletic Boosters will be present with FCHS merchandise for sale.
  • Please join us to cheer on our Volleyball team in their scrimmage match beginning at 7:15pm.

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FCHS News & Announcements - 8/9/21

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Important Dates
  • 8/10-8/12 - Jaguar Jumpstart
  • 8/17 - Jaguar Kickoff/Open House/Orientation (4:00 - 7:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 8/17-8/20 - Senior Portraits
  • 8/23 - First day of school
  • 9/3 - Holiday
  • 9/6 - Holiday
Jaguar Kickoff/Open House

FCHS will be hosting Jaguar Kickoff/Open House on Tuesday, August 17th, from 4:00 - 7pm. This event is open to all FCHS students/families with a special focus on our 9th grade, 10th grade and new/transfer students. Please join us to celebrate a return to 5 days of in-person instruction and learn more about FCHS.

  • Students and families will hear from our administrative and student services teams.
  • Students will have the opportunity to walk their schedules and explore the school building.
  • Representatives from student activities as well as numerous community organizations will be available to share information and answer questions.
  • The FCHS Athletic Boosters will be present with FCHS merchandise for sale.
  • Please join us to cheer on our Volleyball team in their scrimmage match beginning at 7:15pm.
Health & Safety Guidance

FCPS has updated its health and safety guidance for SY 21-22. Click here to review the updated guidance. Key updates include:

  • Universal masking for fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated staff, students, and visitors
  • Physical distancing changes due to the prioritized need to offer in-person instruction to all students
  • Layered prevention strategies – situation specific
  • Parental Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form – discontinued
Bus Stop and Route Information

Bus stops and route information will be shared with families via the ParentVue accounts on August 10. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.

Schoology

FCPS transitioned to a new learning management system called Schoology over the summer. Students, families, and staff will begin using the system as we Return Strong this fall.

Click HERE for a list of short videos that will help you learn how to navigate Schoology.

Cultural Observances and Religious Holidays

The Fairfax County School Board voted to approve a calendar for the 2021-22 School Year that is designed to recognize, respect, and honor the plurality of religious and cultural observances in Fairfax County. The calendar ensures students will not have to make choices between honoring their cultural or religious beliefs and missing a test or school activity. 

On the 15 observance days listed below, FCHS will not schedule tests or quizzes. Tests and quizzes will be given before any of these days, so students are not expected to study on the observance day. 

In addition, FCHS will not schedule events including field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS- scheduled athletic events on any of the 15 observance days. 

The calendar recognizes 15 diverse religious and cultural observances including:

  • Eid al-Adha
  • Rosh Hashanah 
  • Yom Kippur
  • Día de los Muertos
  • Diwali
  • Bodhi Day
  • Three Kings Day/Epiphany
  • Orthodox Christmas
  • Orthodox Epiphany
  • Lunar New Year
  • Ramadan
  • Good Friday
  • Theravada
  • Orthodox Good Friday/Last Night of Passover
  • Eid al-Fitr 

The 2021-22 calendar also separates spring break from any religious or cultural observances.

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.

Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

FCPS Cares

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

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FCHS News & Announcements - 8/2/21

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Important Dates
  • 8/10-8/12 - Jaguar Jumpstart
  • 8/17 - Jaguar Kickoff/Open House/Orientation (4:00 - 7:00 pm, see announcement below)
  • 8/17-8/20 - Senior Portraits
  • 8/23 - First day of school
  • 9/3 - Holiday
  • 9/6 - Holiday
Bus Ridership Survey

Parents of all eligible bus riders will receive an email from the Office of Transportation Service (OTS) containing a student ridership survey. You will need your student's ID to complete the survey.  If you have multiple children in FCPS, please complete the survey for each child. Parents should respond to the survey by August 4, 2021.

Jaguar Kickoff/Open House

FCHS will be hosting Jaguar Kickoff/Open House on Tuesday, August 17th, from 4:00 - 7pm. This event is open to all FCHS students/families with a special focus on our 9th grade, 10th grade and new/transfer students. Please join us to celebrate a return to 5 days of in-person instruction and learn more about FCHS.

  • Students and families will hear from our administrative and student services teams.
  • Students will have the opportunity to walk their schedules and explore the school building.
  • Representatives from student activities as well as numerous community organizations will be available to share information and answer questions.
  • The FCHS Athletic Boosters will be present with FCHS merchandise for sale.
  • Please join us to cheer on our Volleyball team in their scrimmage match beginning at 7:15pm.

More details to follow.

Health & Safety Guidance

FCPS has updated its health and safety guidance for SY 21-22. Click here to review the updated guidance. Key updates include:

  • Universal masking for fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated staff, students, and visitors
  • Physical distancing changes due to the prioritized need to offer in-person instruction to all students
  • Layered prevention strategies – situation specific
  • Parental Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form – discontinued
Parents of rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students PSAT/NMSQT & SAT School Day Accommodation planning for October 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online.

For seniors there are tentative plans to offer the SAT School Day on the same day, pending confirmation of division funds. A SAT School Day Testing Notification letter is posted online.  

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). 

To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 10, 2021. When returning forms, deliver to:

ATTN: Bill McGreevy

Falls Church High School

7521 Jaguar Trail

Falls Church, VA 22042

OR wcmcgreevy@fcps.edu

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, contact us at 703-207-4000. We will share more specifics about the October 13 testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.

This message was emailed directly to parents and students on June 17, 2021.

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.

Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School

FCPS Health & Safety Guidance Document

FCPS Cares

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

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

PSAT/NMSQT & SAT School Day Accommodation Planning

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Parents of rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students PSAT/NMSQT & SAT School Day Accommodation planning for October 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online.

For seniors there are tentative plans to offer the SAT School Day on the same day, pending confirmation of division funds. A SAT School Day Testing Notification letter is posted online.  

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). 

To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 10, 2021. When returning forms, deliver to:

ATTN: Shakita Fox

Falls Church High School

7521 Jaguar Trail

Falls Church, VA 22042

OR Smfox@fcps.edu

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, contact us at 703-207-4000. We will share more specifics about the October 13 testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.

This message was emailed directly to parents and students on June 17, 2021.

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