Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Important Dates
- 1/24 - Parent Presentation - "Preparing for Difficult Conversations About Alcohol & Drugs" (6:00 pm, FCHS Library, see announcement below)
- 1/25 - End of 2nd Quarter (2-Hr Early Release, see announcement below)
- 1/26 - Student Holiday
- 1/27 - Student Holiday
We are excited to announce that Terri Markwart has accepted the College & Career Specialist position here at Falls Church. The previous CCS, Renee Foster, recently moved on to a new role with FCPS.
This is Terri’s second year at Falls Church HS, she’s been teaching AVID and Social Studies and already shown to be a huge advocate for students and their future prospects. Terri will begin her new role February 1st.
While she will miss the classroom, she is looking forward to working with all students and their families in her new role and will share how to best contact her and make appointment requests.End of 2nd Quarter
As a reminder, Wednesday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Thursday, January 26, for a staff development day and Friday, Jan. 27, for a teacher workday. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.
FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Monday, January 23, through Monday, February 6, during second quarter grading and report card generation.
Additionally, the GradeBook and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Wednesday, January 25, at 4 p.m. until Monday, February 6, at 6 a.m.Class of 2023 Caps & Gowns
Class of 2023 parents...please help us make sure your senior fills out the Cap and Gown form.
It is located in the Class of 2023 Schoology group.
Thanks!2023-24 College Financial Aid Forms Are Available College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help
It’s time for high school seniors and their families to complete college financial aid forms. Most colleges require that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be completed by Wednesday, March 1, to receive the maximum financial aid possible in fall 2023. Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines and specific forms to complete. To begin the FAFSA, you will need to create a FSA ID.
A funding opportunity is available for students who are unable to complete the FAFSA; the Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA) program. Visit the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia website for help in determining which aid option is right for you.
There are several College Access Fairfax recordings, virtual workshops, and resources available for viewing College Access Fairfax website. College Access Fairfax’s Financial Aid Champions also provide help completing the financial aid forms. To request a one-on-one appointment, please email [email protected].
Families can also contact their high school's college and career specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.Tutor.com for Test Prep
Did you know Tutor.com can help with more than just homework? This free, on-demand tutoring service also offers a comprehensive range of resources that include exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests.
Students can take practice quizzes at any time, and if they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor through voice or chat options for help. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com website.Reminder from the Clinic
If your child is not feeling well and would like to go home, they need to report to the clinic for screening and dismissal. Students are welcome to let their parent/guardian know they aren’t feeling well, but the clinic will contact the parent or guardian to provide guidance on the dismissal process and any documentation that might be needed to return to school.
Once clinic staff have contacted a parent or guardian, the parent/guardian does not need to come into the building to sign the student out, they can call or text their student to let them know when they arrive, and the student will meet them in front of door 1.
Students must wait in the clinic until their parent or guardian arrives. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact clinic staff at 703-207-4010.2023 Gap Year Fair
FCPS’ School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities. The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President. Immediately following the presentation, the program fair will be held in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities. Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.
**In the event of inclement weather on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Gap Year Fair will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.Student Bus Passes
Did you know: All Fairfax County middle and high school students can get a Student Bus Pass to ride the Fairfax Connector and Fairfax CUE bus for free. Fares are free from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, all year, with the pass. Learn more about Student Pass online. Complete the application and return it to your school office.
Additionally, Connector and Metrobus are issuing SmarTrip cards to students at Justice, Annandale, Falls Church, and Marshall High Schools, and the Davis Center for use on specific routes in Northern Virginia. Visit the website to learn more and view the routes. Complete the application and return it to your school office.Useful Links/Information
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.