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Dear Fairfax Family,
This week marked the return of our teachers on Friday, but the work of an educator never ends as I have seen many of them all summer long. I am sure our full week next week will go quickly as we prepare for students and our perfect vision for 2020! The capstone is welcoming our rising freshmen next Friday—it is always an exciting event, mainly coordinated by our student leadership.
Speaking of events, we welcomed about 150 rising 9th graders in our very first, Pride Assemble. Many of the pictures this week are of our students getting to know their new “home,” some of their teachers, and many upperclassmen. It was a fun reunion for me with many of the Class of 2023! An extra special thank you to Mr. Jeff Weaver and Mrs. Thresa O’Neill who organized the entire event. The teacher leaders in our building are truly extraordinary, and this event was a great example of their dedication to our school and community.
I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that the majority of the funding for the Pride Assemble came from the City of Fairfax. Not only did they invest in this camp, but the City has also allocated funds to several teacher-leadership projects over the summer, the establishment of a peer tutoring center this school year, and many other projects--- We are very, very fortunate to be a City of Fairfax school.
The FCPSOn pickup has been a slow roll, and has us a little nervous that students have forgetten to pick up their laptops. I also wonder if they are holding out because school hasn’t started yet...I suppose we shall see on the makeup days next week! It has been a tremendous undertaking with staff, student, and parent volunteers. We will assess how pickup looked this year, and work to improve our processes in the future—but so far, so good!
Wishing you a safe and cool weekend,
Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.
Principal, Fairfax High School
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Health Room Hours
“Health room hours for receiving medications: Friday, August 23rd 10-1pm. Extended hours on Monday, August 26 until 4pm. Afterwards, medications can be dropped off during regular HR hours 8-3pm.”
The attendance line number is the same as last year (219-2211).
- Option 1: Subschool 1 and 2
- Option 2: Subschool 3 and 4
- Option 3: Spanish
Lockers will not be assigned to upper classmen (10th, 11th, and 12th) this year. Any student who would like a locker needs to report to the subschool where they will be assigned a locker for the duration of their time at Fairfax High School.
Freshmen will receive their locker at orientation. They will keep this same locker and combination for the next four years.
Emergency Care and Health Information:
We are committed to ensuring that Fairfax HS is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides weCare@school, an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. weCare@school helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience online.
All parents should take the time to verify and make any changes that are needed. For information and step by step instructions on how to access weCare@school, visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool
New Student and Parent Orientation
The New Student & Parent Orientation will be held next Friday, August 23 at 9:00 AM at Fairfax High School. At the orientation, students will be able to meet their teachers, current students and school counselors. Students will be given access to their schedules through the StudentVUE on Thursday. Hard copies of schedules will also be available for students at the orientation. Optional transportation for students will be provided; buses will leave the following elementary schools at 8:15 AM (Willow Springs, Colin Powell, Daniel’s Run, Providence, and Eagle View) and will depart Fairfax High School at 11:00 AM. While students participate in their event, parents will have an opportunity to hear from many of our staff and community members. We look forward to welcoming all our new families, including all rising freshmen, next week.
Back to School Night - Thursday, August 29
Parents, please join the faculty and staff for our exciting Back to School Night on Thursday, August 29, 2019. This is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers. Class visitation will run from 6:30pm to 8:48 pm. You will also have an opportunity to get information regarding Fairfax High School clubs, sports, parent groups and other activities and resources in the Commons Area, from 6:00pm to 6:30pm and again from 8:48pm to 9:20pm. If you are parent of a 12th grader, please plan to attend the parent Senior Class Meeting from 5:15pm to 6:15pm in the auditorium.
In addition, you are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the school library. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.
For parents of students receiving special education services, there will be an information session regarding special education services from 5:15pm to 5:45pm in the Multi-Purpose room. Come to learn about the different courses we offer and meet our fantastic special education teachers.
Parking and shuttles will be available from Daniels Run Elementary, St Leo’s Church, and Home Depot parking lots. The shuttles will run from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. We hope to see you on Thursday, August 29, at 6:30pm.
The evening will begin with students’ Lion Time teachers. This is listed as 10th period Learning Seminar on student schedules.
More information will be coming to parents early next week!
Hello Fairfax Community!
It’s that time of the year again! Most of you are hopefully still enjoying your summer break and probably don’t want to think about the start of the school year but it is quickly approaching! With the start of the school year, we are looking forward to our annual Flavor of Fairfax tailgate to kick off the school year and our Varsity football home opener against Wakefield High School. We will once again have food trucks and vendors as well as music and we are bringing back the Dunk Tank featuring our administrators and other faculty members! This event is an exciting chance to generate interest in your club, sport of activity and highlight your successes. We would love for you and your students to join us!
If you would like a table for your group to showcase your activities, sell items for a fundraiser or have games for students to participate in, please complete this Google form.
The Flavor of Fairfax will be held on September 6th, from 4:00 pm – Kickoff.
We look forward to having you all join us as we bring our community together for this exciting tailgate.
REBELS NICE TO KNOW:
Junior Kyra Goldstein spent part of the summer on Capitol Hill as a Congressional intern for the US House of Representatives. Kyra experienced first hand the US Government in action, civics, and business protocol. She attended meeting with lobbyist, wrote memorandums, answered phone calls, among the many responsibilities assigned. Kyra applied the knowledge learned at FHS to her internship and had a successful session that was recognized by the staffers for her commitment, dedication, and hard work.
Golf Team wins Pavlis Memorial Golf Tournament
On Monday, August 12, the Fairfax HS golf team won the Pavlis Memorial Golf Tournament at Hidden Creek CC. The team score was 298. This is the lowest score ever posted in the ten year history of the tournament. There were eighteen teams competing with over 90 players on the course. The second place team Yorktown HS scored 307. It was an awesome team effort. It looks like the kids are ready to have a really good season.
Fairfax HS Wins Yorktown Patriot Invitation Golf Tournament in Playoff
This was an awesome day of golf. On August 15, Fairfax HS -A Team and Langley HS -A Team tied with a score of 303. So, there was a playoff. James Thomas IV was the low scorer for the Fairfax HS- A team with 72. Fairfax won the four player playoff with a score of 8 to 10. George and James teamed up to win the Playoff. This has been a great season so far and the kids continue to play really exciting and quality golf. This is the first time Langley's A team has lost to Fairfax HS.