Important Opening School Forms & Information

August 10, 2018

Welcome to Falls Church High School and the 2018-2019 school year!  We are preparing to open school on August 28, 2018 with approximately 2,150 students in grades 9-12. We will be sending home the SR&R booklet and extracurricular agreement the first week of school and both require a parent/guardian signature. We are looking forward to working with you toward a productive and successful school year.

IMPORTANT FORMS

In an effort to conserve paper and manpower, Falls Church High School will open “virtually” this year. Please remember each form must be filled out for each individual child who is attending FCHS for the 2018-19 school year.

Multiple ways to complete the forms:

The necessary forms are available below as well as loaded on your child’s one-to-one laptop. The school will be open and available to help complete paper forms Tuesday, August 21 - Friday, August 24th 8am-1pm. The best time to come is during Jaguar Kickoff 5-6:30pm in the cafeteria on Thursday, August 23rd. If you decide to complete paper forms and print at home, your child should give them to his/her Jag 8 teacher the first week of school. After that, forms should be delivered to the main office.

Recommended forms to update:

Optional Forms:

In addition to the required forms listed above, you may complete the optional forms listed below depending on your choices for your child.

  • Opt Out Booklets with Forms - High School (grades 9 - 12)

Translations: Arabic | Chinese | English | Farsi | Korean | Spanish | Urdu | Vietnamese

Medical Forms:

Parents or guardians are responsible for transporting medications to and from school, except for emergency medications that students have an order to self-carry (ie Epi-pen or inhaler) and  an unopened over-the-counter medication to be kept in the clinic. Orders are required for all medications kept in the clinic or self-carried by students. Per FCPS policy, students are not allowed to possess/self-carry any medications except for an emergency medication (ie Epi-pen or inhaler) for which they have an order on file in the clinic.

All medications are required to have a medication authorization.

As needed over-the-counter medications may be transported to school (directly to the clinic) after the first day by high school students, however the medication must be in the original unopened container and accompanied by an appropriate Medication Authorization. All prescription medications must be transported to school by a parent or designated adult.

Athletic forms:

Important forms for athletics can be found at www.fallschurchsports.org under the “Files and Links” tab.

Jaguar Kickoff

We encourage you to come to our Jaguar Kickoff from 5-6:30pm  on Thursday, August 23rd to find out about how to get involved in activities and athletics. Below is a list of things you can find out or do at Kickoff.

Medication drop off - see details below

Sign up for ParentVue account

See your schedule on StudentVue

Meet Athletic Coaches and Club Sponsors

Purchase P.E. uniforms

Join the PTSA and Booster Clubs

Purchase student parking decals

Fill out IMPORTANT forms

First Home Football Game

At 7pm, Thursday, August 23rd, we have a big football game against Roosevelt High School in FCHS Paul Weber Stadium. Come cheer on the team!

One-to-One

FCHS is on a journey to enhance learning through FCPSOn, a 1-to-1 digital transformation. The term 1:1 means each student will have access to one device to use for learning at school and at home. Laptop distribution will occur during JAG 8 on Thursday, August 30 and Friday August 31.  If you want to know more about the program please visit the FCPSOn link, https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson .

Lunch  

Students are assigned to lunch periods according to their 4th and 5th period classes.  Lunch can be purchased for $3.25.  Students who want to put money on their breakfast or lunch accounts may bring a check to the Cafeteria before school or during lunch or by creating an account at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Students who receiving free or reduced lunch must apply each year.  Last year’s accounts will be active for only the first two weeks of school.  Please save the confirmation letter you receive from Food Services. Be sure to re-apply by September 30th. Free and Reduced Lunch application

School Supplies  

There is not a specific school supply list. Teachers will share supply expectations the first week of school. Kids-R-First is providing school supplies for students in need. Students should communicate supply needs directly to their teachers or see their counselor.

Health and PE Information

Students are required to dress out in appropriate P.E. attire each day they have this class.  You can purchase the uniform during the Jaguar Kick-Off on August 23rd. Students in P.E. will receive information during the first week of school from their teachers about purchasing uniforms.  Students should wear the designated FCHS T-shirt and shorts. Students need “tie” running style shoes and socks as well.

Seniors: Pictures and Updates Throughout Year

All seniors should receive a postcard from Lifetouch with information on the date and time for them to report to FCHS to get their senior portrait taken.  All of the dates are in mid August (August 15th through 17th). Please check the date and time specific for your senior student. If you have not received the card, please contact Jessica Ray at jessicaray@lifetouch.com or by phone at 1.800.445.1191 , Ext. 110

For senior updates throughout the year, you can follow the class on Twitter @fchs2019 and senior administrator Ms. Colleen Lally @FCHS_Lally

Attendance Reminders

School begins promptly at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:55 p.m. Please use the 24/7 Hour Attendance Line - 703-207-4019. Visit our website for details. You’ll find information about arriving late, leaving early, and what constitutes an excused absence. The automated system that contacts parents for absences goes out at 10:30am and 4:15pm. If you believe you were notified incorrectly, contact your child’s school counselor for clarification. Although the FCHS Academy is in the same building, all Academies have their own attendance system and it’s best when you call in an absence that you contact both the base school and Academy.

  • Falls Church Academy Attendance Line - 703-207-4011

  • Marshall Academy Line - 703-714-5544

  • Edison Academy Line - 703-924-8137

  • Fairfax Academy Line - 703-219-4060