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Dear Family Fairfax,

It is hard to believe it is October, and I already have heat going in my little office!  I know, for some it still isn’t cool enough, but I tend to prefer warmer temperatures, so I turn the heat up early on in the season.

Our students are about to celebrate their first three-day weekend since Labor Day while our teachers are given some professional time to collaborate around their curriculum.   Everyone is looking a little tired, and with our PSAT coming up next week, I hope that many of our students find time to rest and relax.  As for our seniors, many are deep into the college-application process, and it shows, so I hope that they find a little time to break away and just enjoy themselves.  Perhaps a little encouragement from all of us would help!  Sometimes we all get lost in the many mounting (sometimes menial) tasks that are so urgent, we forget to take time for the important.  I wish you a weekend of the important.

Our Golf team will head to Richmond on Sunday to prepare for States!  We wish them luck (but they really have mad SKILLS), and I hope to be tweeting out the results as soon as they become available.  Our Field Hockey team will have Senior Night on Monday, and our cheerleaders will be at Regionals on Wednesday.  Last night, I got to see them perform in a scrimmage of sorts, and they were dynamite.  I know they will make us proud next week as well!

Speaking of pride, I recently had two of our students present an idea for an innovative student app, one in which they have now formed an LLC.  Where did the concept of the app originate, you might wonder?  It was the product of an assignment from one of our English classes at Fairfax.  Students were challenged with “fixing a problem,” and they came up with the idea for an app that allows for student collaboration and resource sharing, even creating a prototype.  Not only was I impressed with their presentation skills, foresight, and insight into student needs, but I found myself so proud to be at Fairfax where students are doing and creating in ways that I know I never dreamed.  I hope we continue to build a school where students aren’t afraid to dream. 

Another proud moment for Fairfax High School was last Wednesday when we celebrated a renaissance of sorts:  The return of the Latino Partnership for Student Success.  I fumbled through an opening in Spanish (even after lots of practice), and Dr. Scott Brabrand delivered a powerful speech on the importance of our shared commitment and partnership between the school and home.  I was moved by the many stories of success that were also shared—it was a night filled with fellowship, and I was so proud to see the Latino culture permeating our cafeteria and hallways in dance, music, and, as I ended in my previous paragraph, a school where students aren’t afraid to dream. 

Here is to the important,

With Participation Respect Integrity Determination Empathy,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

Principal, Fairfax High School

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Included in this issue:

  • PSAT Day Testing
  • AP Class Testing information
  • Developing Digital Citizenship
  • Virginia Summer Residential Governor's School
  • Digital Citizenship Family Night at Lanier
FAIRFAX PRIDE NEED TO KNOW:

PSAT Day Testing:

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the PSAT (for all 10th and 11th graders) will be administered between 8:10AM and 12:55PM at FHS.

  •  Seniors do not have classes on October 16, 2019.
  • All 10th and 11th graders will participate in PSAT testing and receive a free score report provided by FCPS.  Students must bring with them several #2 pencils and their own calculator.
  • All 11th graders who participate in PSAT testing will be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship.
  • All 9th grade students will participate in Academic and Career Plans on October 16, 2019.

 

AP Class Testing Information: 

AP Test Opt-Out letters were mailed home on October 2, 2019.  Please check your mail for your opt-out letter.  Students have until October 25, 2019 at 3PM to return the opt-out form.  The forms should be returned to Mrs. KZ in L127.  No late forms will be accepted.

Developing Digital Citizenship

As Fairfax High School begins the journey of developing Digital Citizens. Jason Smolinski, John King, and Tim Brown have put together some questions they would like to get answered.  Please take a few minutes to answer as many of these questions that you feel would help us enhance what you are teaching at home.  Thank you for taking the time and please feel free to reach out to Tim Brown (twbrown@fcps.edu) if you want to discuss any of these topics. Informational Survey

 

Virginia Summer Residential Governor's School

The Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School is an enriching  program designed for highly motivated 10th and 11th grade students who are looking for a challenging summer experience.  It provides students with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.

The selection process is extremely competitive and limited. Consideration is given to students’ academic records, test scores, extra-curricular activities, honors, and awards, creativity, original essays, and teacher recommendations.  Students applying for the Visual and Performing Arts Summer Residential Governor’s School participate in a statewide adjudication where they audition or present portfolios for review before a pair of professionals in the specific arts field. These residential programs run from late June to late July.  

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program.

There will be an interest meeting Thursday, October 17th during Lion Time 9:45 – 10:30 in the Multipurpose Room for all interested 10th and 11th grade students.  

FAIRFAX PRIDE NICE TO KNOW:

Dr. Brabrand was the keynote speaker at the Latino Partnership for Success!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FAIRFAX HS GOLF TEAM!

Dear Family Fairfax,

What a beautiful week!  When I walked in this morning, I walked in carrying a Regional Championship trophy from our golf team.  I even had a song and a dance, but you had to be present to see it.  I shared with our parents who attended the principal’s coffee this morning that one of the best parts to watching our players on the field is seeing the other team members and fans cheering and supporting them along.  It makes our family feel all the more connected, and it makes me proud each time I attend an event. The week also included our fearless Field Hockey and Volleyball teams fiercely and exhaustingly battling away--These ladies always, always make us proud to be at Fairfax!

Speaking of coffees, conversation ensued around grading practices at FHS and in FCPS as a whole. I shared with the group that my department chairs will focus some of their efforts on exploring our current grading practices at FHS as well as surrounding high schools with an equity lens.  In the meantime our teachers are following the County’s grading guidelines found here:  FCPS Grading  A challenge educators face is the effect of the open and live gradebooks, so I ask that you first contact your student’s teacher with grading concerns and allow 48 hours for a response.  I expect our teachers to be with students, learning from other teachers, offering feedback, creating and designing lesson plans, and engaged in professional learning during the school day, so there is little, if any, time that is built in for emailing.  If you feel that you still have a concern, the next avenue would be the department administrator:  (I, of course, am always here for you as well!)

  • Kevin Greata:  Math (Chair Thresa O’Neill) and Special Education (Chair Elaine Woo)
  • Asma Junco:  Science (Chair Cathy Williams)  and World Languages (Chair Kate Tiffany)
  • Maureen Keck:  Social Studies (Chair Anna Weaver)  and Visual Arts (Chair PJ Irving)
  • Troy Ketch: English (Chair Heather Davids) and ESOL (Chair Elissa Robinson)
  • Andrea Cook:  CTE (Chair DeDe McCoy) and Performing Arts (Chair Erich Dicenzo)
  • Nancy Melnick:  Student Leadership and HPE (Chair Cathy Horacek)

Last Friday, after my NYC, I was presented the Homecoming football for our first Homecoming win in, I am told, SEVEN years!  With a current 3-1 record, I am hopeful for our Pride tonight at the St. James.

 

Here is to some timely, cooler weather this weekend!   

 

With Participation Respect Integrity Determination Empathy,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

Principal, Fairfax High School

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Included in this issue:

  • PSAT Day Testing
  • Ordering Senior Panoramic
  • Raising a Screen Smart Kid
  • Developing Digital Citizenship
  • Boys Soccer Parent Meeting
  • Vaping Warning from Fairfax Co. Health Department
  • Pictures, pictures, pictures!
FAIRFAX PRIDE NEED TO KNOW:

PSAT Day Testing:

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the PSAT (for all 10th and 11th graders) will be administered between 8:10AM and 12:55 PM at FHS.

  • Seniors do not have classes on October 16, 2019.
  • All 10th and 11th graders will participate in PSAT testing and receive a free score report provided by FCPS.
  • All 11th graders who participate in PSAT testing will be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship.
  • All 9th grade students will participate in Academic and Career Plans on October 16, 2019.

This week, Lion Time teachers distributed information to all students outlining information for testing day.

  • Seniors only received a letter explaining what they should do with their day.
  • Sophomores and Juniors received a letter and the PSAT Student Guide. This booklet contains important information about the test and should be reviewed prior to test day. Students may also access the Khan Academy for additional resources to prepare for the PSAT.
  • Freshmen only received a letter. The freshmen will participate in Academic and Career Plans on October 16, 2019. They will participate with their counselors and Lion Time teachers.

If you have any questions please contact Kathy Kraus-Zadrozny, Assessment Coach at kjkrauszadro@fcps.edu or 703-219-2216.

Ordering the Senior Panoramic:

If your senior did not turn in their order form and payment at the photo session today, we will be taking them on Monday and Tuesday at their sub-school office. Any order after then, please go to www.mylifetouch.com , the picture day ID code is MJ819021T0.

Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age

For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world. This presentation will focus how to help kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self-esteem, and more online. 

  • Using social media to enhance connection with friends and family, instead of following strangers and celebrities
  • Finding online support and community for conditions such as depression and eating disorders
  • Learning and developing life skills through technology--for example, by problem-solving in online games--while avoiding inappropriate content

Presented by Juliana Miner, public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Register for Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in a Digital Age

Developing Digital Citizenship

As Fairfax High School begins the journey of developing Digital Citizens. Jason Smolinski, John King, and Tim Brown have put together some questions they would like to get answered.  Please take a few minutes to answer as many of these questions that you feel would help us enhance what you are teaching at home.  Thank you for taking the time and please feel free to reach out to Tim Brown (twbrown@fcps.edu) if you want to discuss any of these topics. Informational Survey

FAIRFAX PRIDE NICE TO KNOW:

Fairfax Boys Soccer Parents:

Please plan to attend the parents meeting on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30pm in room H106 (which is the classroom in Field House Lobby) to welcome the new Fairfax HS soccer Coach, Todd Spitalny. Coach Spitalny will be discussing the vision and plan for the boys soccer team going forward.

Please join us and give him a great FFX Rebel Pride WELCOME! If you have any questions, contact Nancy Melnick, Director of Student Activities, NAMelnick@fcps.edu.

DID YOU GUESS WHO WAS IN THE LION COSTUMES?

FHS THEATRE IN HOMECOMING PARADE!

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GUESS WHO THE LION IS?

 

Dear Family Fairfax,

Today, I hope you excuse the abbreviated message from me.  I am in the middle of Homecoming festivities, with a full Friday of events and surprises.  I have been working hard on my dance moves, getting my throwing arm “ready” for candy in the parade, and preparing my circulatory system for the shock of the inevitable gazillion dunks in the dunk tank.  It is great to be at Fairfax.

I am working with the subschool APs to begin weekly features from each subschool administrator.  I think it is very important that you see and hear from each member of the leadership team, as we celebrate our students and community together.  It will also allow you to get to know them a little better as well.  We should be starting those for you very soon, and they will immediately follow my message—so be on the lookout. 

I am hopeful that I will see a lot of our family tonight at the homecoming game.  The buzz is in the air, the students and staff are super excited…It is sure to be a fun evening at Fairfax High School!

 

Go Pride!  Beat Annandale!

 

With Participation Respect Integrity Determination Empathy,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

Principal, Fairfax High School

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Included in the messages below:

Checking Your Student Out of School

Volunteer for Vision & Hearing Screening

Senior Panoramic Photo

Patriot District Golf Champions

PTA Reflections Contest

FHS New Gym Floor

Boys LAX Walks to End Alzheimer's

Europe Trip June 2020

Girls Who Code, Oakton Library

FAIRFAX PRIDE NEED TO KNOW:

Checking Your Student Out Early from School (we cannot accept phone calls for early dismissal)

 Planned Check Out – (medical appointment or other excused absence):

  • Send a note with your student to bring to the Attendance Office L103 when they arrive at school; your student will receive a pink check-out pass
  • Student must return to the Attendance Office to sign out before leaving school (parents do not need to come into the school); If the student fails to sign out, the absence will not be excused
  • Students who become ill during the day, must go to the clinic to call home; they may ONLY be dismissed from the clinic; parent must come inside to sign student out

Unplanned Check Out

  • Fax a note to the school fax line (703) 219-2397; please let us know you have sent the note via fax
  • Check in with your photo ID in the Main Office; then proceed to the Attendance Office
  • We will send for your student while you write the dismissal note. If your student is in PE or lunch, there may be a delay in bringing the student to the office

Volunteers Needed for Vision & Hearing Screening

We are in need of volunteers to assist us with vision and hearing screening for over 550 10th graders.  Please sign up to volunteer here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CACAB2EA2FB6-vision 

Senior Panoramic Photo.

The Senior Panoramic photo will be taken Friday October 4. Your senior received the order form in their English class. Please have the order form and payment ready the day of the photo. If you have questions, please reach out to Asma Junco, Class of 2020 administrator, akjunco@fcps.edu.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PATRIOT DISTRICT GOLF CHAMPIONS!

Fairfax PTA Reflections!

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Look Within,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today or from the main office and return by Friday, October 25th. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at http://www.fccpta.org

OUR NEW GYM FLOOR IS COMPLETE!

FAIRFAX PRIDE NICE TO KNOW:

Boys LAX Joining the Walk to End Alzheimers

Hello FHS, I am Coach Miller’s wife, Jennifer. I have made it my personal goal to help in the fight to End Alzheimer’s. It was a huge initiative for me to present the idea to my company, DH Companies, of participating in The Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I wanted to be a part of the cure and I want to see us beat this disease. My company graciously agreed to take this cause head on, and we will be walking to end Alzheimer’s on October 19th in Manassas. Besides walking, we are committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

My husband had come to me and said he wanted the lacrosse program to be involved in a philanthropy each year and give back. I was so grateful when he told me that he wanted the inaugural cause to be one that hits so close to home for my family.  We lost both my Grandma Vecchio and Grandma Drews to the terrible Alzheimer’s disease. It was a tough road for the entire family, coping with the changes of not always being recognized, not being able to communicate the way we used to, and not feeling the warmth of their love that had been present for most of our lives. We watched them struggle to express their everyday thoughts, something that we all take for granted. Dealing with the passing of these two wonderful women, hasn't gotten any easier. I feel like the more time that goes on, the harder it is and the more I miss my loving, hilarious, and sweet Grandmas.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects so many in the United States and I am sure that unfortunately it has hit close to home for many of you.

I would first like to invite all of you, to walk with us on October 19th. I also would like to provide you with a link to donate! Under DH Companies team, I have created a sub team strictly for Fairfax High School Lacrosse.

We are so thankful that the Fairfax HS Lacrosse Program is teaming up with DH Companies to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

https://act.alz.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=walkrpc_2019&pc2_page=center&fr_id=12124&reg=completed

Our walk will take place on October 19th.                                 

Registration is at 8:30am

Ceremony is at 9:30am

Walk starts at 10:00am

Location:

Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas

9201 Center Street

Manassas, VA  20110

Europe Trip June 15-23, 2020

Would you like to go to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland? Then join us on our 2020 Europe trip. There are only 5 spots left on our trip and its first come first serve. The discounted price is also valid until Sept 30th, 2019; after which the price will increase. Please check out the link below for details and enrollment:

www.explorica.com/Alam-301

Please email falam@fcps.edu if you have any questions. 

Faiza Alam, M.Ed., NBCT, Special Education Science Teacher, Lanier MS

 

Oakton Library is having a free program that will teach/build coding skills. We have both 10 week and 5 week sessions. Most beginning on October 3rd of this year.

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Dear Family Fairfax,

Does the weather get any better than it is right now?  I am holding out for good weather next Friday—when the dunking booth that was cancelled makes its return with my name written all over it!  Here is to hoping that we have warm weather next week as well—and any well wishes you can send my way would be greatly appreciated!

Today was our second Fairfax Friday, and though we know we have some tweaking to do to ensure it runs smoothly and is meaningful, I am so proud of the many staff members and students who have embraced this time as an opportunity to build community and share our passions with our students.  This is very new, but I know that with the right input, it will be so, so worthwhile. 

Fairfax Fridays take place during one of our two Lion Time periods on our gray days.  Lion Time is a period that was designed to allow our students in need of additional support or time to be given that opportunity during the school day.  One of our challenges has been ensuring that students who are in need of additional support actually make their way to their teachers.  We are working on a structure that will help us better facilitate utilizing this time so that we overcome this challenge.  Please support Fairfax by asking your student how they are using their Lion Time.  When you check SIS ParentVue and see a missing assignment or assessment, consider asking your student how they might use their Lion Time to get a pass from those classes.  It is a team effort!

Next week is Homecoming, and I am looking so forward to the comradery and PRIDE that comes during this time together.  If you haven’t made plans, consider coming home and watching our parade Friday at 4 and supporting our school as we proudly march through our streets—it is truly a small representation of some of the very best we have at Fairfax each and every day!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

With Participation Respect Integrity Determination Empathy,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

Principal, Fairfax High School

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 Included in the messages below:

  • Paying for College Night
  • National Merit Commended Students
  • 9th Grade Know How Workshop
  • FHS Golf Team Moves on to Districts
  • Volunteers Needed for Vision & Hearing Screen
  • Full Sail University Recognizes our own Chris Johnston
  • Fashion Careers Class Highlight
  • Fairfax HS Crew Team
  • Europe Trip June, 2020
FAIRFAX PRIDE NEED TO KNOW:

PAYING FOR COLLEGE NIGHT

Thursday, September 26 @ 6:30 pm

Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030

 Guest Speaker: Ashley Schroader, Financial Aid Counselor, George Mason University – Office of Student Financial Aid

Please join us for this great opportunity to learn firsthand about what you need to know about paying for college.  Presentation topics:

  • Applying for Aid
  • Cost of Education
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • CSS Profile (College Board’s - College Scholarship Service)
  • Need based and Merit based Aid
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Packaging/Awarding

Open to all Fairfax HS and Chantilly HS students and parents/guardians, but senior families are particularly encouraged to attend.  Korean and Spanish Interpretation will be available. 

For more information or questions, contact:  Maureen Kim, FHS College and Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or MHKim@fcps.edu

Congratulations to our National Merit Scholarship Commended Students!

We are pleased to announce that the following seniors have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.  These students are recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry. The students are: Geethika Abhilash, Jack Allen, Joseph Burton, Justin Chen, Kathryn Chung, Angela Davis, Madeleine Deadman, Melanie George, Megan Kuo, Elliott Lee, Kenny Liang, Rebecca McDonald, Jeswin Meslie, Brandon Park, Ronan Steensprang, and Aaron Walker!

FHS 9th Grade Know How Workshop

Fairfax High School is hosting a “9th grade know how” workshop for parents on October 1 @ 7pm.  Leave with strategies and easy-to-implement techniques to help you work with your new high schooler.   Visit this link for more information: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/event/9th-grade-parent-night-0

Congratulations to the FHS Golf Team!

Congratulations to our Golf team on their regular season 5-0 district record. The team competes Tuesday, September 24th at Twin Lakes. They seek their 3rd consecutive district championship!

Volunteers Needed for Vision & Hearing Screening

We are in need of volunteers to assist us with vision and hearing screening for over 550 10th graders.  Please sign up to volunteer here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CACAB2EA2FB6-vision      

FAIRFAX PRIDE NICE TO KNOW: Full Sail University Honors Extraordinary High School Teacher Chris Johnston

At Full Sail's tenth annual Hall of Fame week, our own Chris Johnston was announced as the 2018 Extraordinary Educator award recipient!

Mr. Johnston is an instructor of Music and Computer Technology at the Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts.  Please see the link below for the rest of the incredible story!  Congratulations to Mr. Johnston!

https://hub.fullsail.edu/articles/full-sail-honors-extraordinary-high-school-teacher-christopher-johnston

FAIRFAX ACADEMY, Fashion Careers class highlight

Level-2 Fashion Careers students at Fairfax Academy all worked over the summer to create their design boards to include their collection designs for this year’s annual professional Fashion In Motion fashion show which will be held on May 2, 2020 at the Sherwood Center in Fairfax.

The students presented their board as a classroom presentation, and fellow level-2 students and the instructor gave constructive criticism in regards to the collection as whole. Students then took all of the feedback received, and reworked their entire collection to suit it for a follow-up submission.

There are still a few spots left, the discount offer will end on Sept 30th and the trip will be closing soon.

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Dear Family Fairfax,

Though it isn’t sunny, it is a beautiful end to our week—and it is Friday the 13th—and a full moon.  I didn’t want to say it out loud today, but I can freely say that it was a very, very good day, despite superstition.  😊

The Flavor of Fairfax was amazing last week for our first home football game.  It was difficult to move through the crowds at times, and even more amazing was the student hype squad at the football game!  A few seniors painted a new Lions Den for the student section, and it was great to see our students having such a great time supporting their peers and our community!  I even had my face painted!

As we have settled into the school year and our final enrollment numbers, we ended up with significantly more students over the original projection.  Working with our Director of Students Services, administrators, and several of our department-teacher leaders, we will be opening up some additional sections to accommodate some of our larger-than-expected classes.  Though opening additional sections is never easy as students’ schedules are changed, we try to be as fair as possible, selecting students at random.    Should any additional sections impact your student, we will let you know in the coming week.

Several parents at Back to School Night commented that they would like to have Google Classroom access for their respective student.  The challenge with parent-Google accounts that could access the Google Classroom is that there are many assignments that are shared with the entire class with completed work also posted for the entire class to see.  From an information-security lens, creating parent accounts that access work other than your own student’s is very problematic, and we do not have a direct method to modify Google’s platform.  The home-school partnership we share is very important to the success of all students, and I know that a lot of parents are underwhelmed by the information on Blackboard.  The good news is that FCPS is in process of changing to a new vendor, Schoolology, which provides a more integrated and robust platform.  The bad news for many of our parents is that we are still a couple of years away from implementation of Schoolology.  I would encourage you to have your student log in to show you what is going on in his or her classes and stay up to date with SIS ParentVue. 

Next week, our parking rules will be enforced. We have spent this week identifying cars that are not properly tagged and giving citations, but next week, we will apply wheel clamps to unregistered vehicles at FHS, not in the visitors spaces, during school hours.  Remember, we do this to ensure that vehicles on our campus are supposed to be here, and to limit the possibility of a person on our campus to do harm.  Our visitors spots are under surveillance 24/7.

Finally, on a high note, Fairfax High School PROUDLY has seven of our own who are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.  These students represent less than 1% of high school seniors.  Congratulations to Vishwa Arun, Aashish Gullanki, Isha Melige, Lara Nayar, Anthony Nguyen, Ryan Phillips, and Melissa Trivett.  You can view the full press release here:  https://www.fcps.edu/news/two-hundred-forty-four-students-named-2020-national-merit-semifinalists?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Wishing you all the best this weekend and always,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

Principal, Fairfax High School

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Included in the messages below:

  • National Merit Scholarship Competition
  • Mock SAT and ACT
  • Important Student Services Information
  • PTSA Reflections
  • PTSA and All Night Grad Meetings
  • Freshman Float Building
  • Europe Trip Coming Next June
REBELS NEED TO KNOW:

A reminder:  We do not accept food deliveries from restaurants for students at any time during the school day.  Thank you

Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition

Congratulations to these students for qualifying as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition:  Vishwa Arun, Aashish Gullanki, Isha Melige, Lara Nayar, Anthony Nguyen, Ryan Phillips, and Melissa Trivett All semifinalists are eligible to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $31 million, to be awarded in spring 2020.

Please congratulate these students when you see them!

Mock SAT and Mock ACT at Fairfax High School

On Saturday, September 21st at 8AM, the Fairfax High School Academic Boosters will again be partnering with Applerouth Tutoring to offer Mock SAT and ACT exams at Fairfax High School.

This is a perfect opportunity for students who haven’t started their testing to become familiar with the format in a stress-free environment.  We will also offer the Mock ACT for students who have already taken the SAT and wish to see if the ACT might be right for them.

Students are encouraged to take a practice test before attempting the actual exam.  They may select either the SAT or the ACT practice test. At the Score Giveback (October 8th @ 7pm), students will receive detailed score reports to help them determine which areas they need to study.  

To register, go to:

www.applerouth.com/signup

SAT code: M359097       ACT code: M359108

The cost is $25.00

Can't make this date?

Future test dates @ Fairfax February 22nd & March 3rd

Important Student Services Information

Scheduling is a multifaceted process that begins in January of the previous school year and results in a student-driven schedule when school begins in August.  All teaching positions, types of classes and number of offerings is determined by the decisions made before June of the previous school year.  As with any schedule, but especially this year due to an increase in enrollment, it was unlikely (or not) possible that all 2300+ students would receive their first-choice electives. When scheduling students our counselors’ priority is to ensure that every student has a complete schedule of seven classes based on diploma type and graduation requirements.  Now that we have settled into the school year and have been able to review seats in courses, it has been determined that we will have an open elective change period for those students who need to change their elective class(es). The open elective change period begins on Monday, September 16th and will end at 3pm on Friday, September 20th.   During this time, it is important to understand that limited options are available, and all requests for an elective change will require parent permission via an email to the counselor. The elective change period will not include changes that may involve a level change for Honors, AP or Dual Enrollment classes. (Ex. AP World to World History 2)

Beginning on September 23rd a schedule change packet will be made available to any students in need of level changes that include AP, Honors, and Dual Enrollment classes.   This process will provide students, parents, teachers and counselors an opportunity to reflect on why a level change is being requested as well as to provide a safe environment to nurture and cultivate resiliency and grit.  The information gathered from this packet has been useful for students and parents for future course selection at both the high school and college levels, as well as helpful to inform teachers and departments about the ever-changing needs of their students.  Schedule change packets can be picked up from school counselors beginning on Sept 23rd and will be accepted for consideration through the close of the 2nd quarter, January 31st.  A committee reviews all completed packets on a weekly basis and provides recommendations based on course availability.  Please note that in some situations, a parent conference may be requested.

Additional Key Information:

A Pass/Fail status can be requested for one course per school year for any Elective, Health & PE, or World Language class.  The form can be found here (https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se119.pdf) and submitted to the counselor prior to September 26.

Finally, all classes dropped prior to November 18 will not show on a transcript.  All courses dropped after November 18 will result in a mark of WP or WF, carrying no impact to the GPA.  For any questions concerning Pass/Fail status or withdrawing of a course, please contact your student’s school counselor below:

PTA Reflections "Look Within"

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Look Within,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today or from the main office and return by Friday, October 25th. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at http://www.fccpta.org        

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Calling All Freshmen!

Interested in helping make our float for the homecoming parade? Want to walk with 2023 in the parade?

Join us after school in Coach Barbee’s room (D117) from 3:05-4:00 Tuesday the 17th and/or Thursday the 19th.

We’ll also be designing and crafting after school during homecoming week. We look forward to seeing you there!

Attention Parents of Freshmen:

The Class of 2023 is seeking a pickup truck to use in the homecoming parade. Please contact Coach Barbee (mjbarbee@fcps.edu) for more details. Go 2023!

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Erin Lenart, Principal, Diego Wilson, Assistant to Superintendent of City Schools, Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, Superintendent of City Schools and Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of FCPS

 

Dear Family Fairfax,

Today marked our first Fairfax Fun Friday!  Students can use the Student Den on these days to see what is available for sign up, or they can just choose to study if they would like.  Last year, our student leaders asked for a time like today to be built into Lion Time, and we made it happen.   I hope that it evolves to become something our students look forward to!

Also, today, I hosted my first parent coffee of the school year.  The parent coffees are fairly informal and provide an opportunity for parents to get to know each other and me, discuss timely and relevant challenges, generate ideas, and gather information.  They start promptly at 7:30AM and end by 8:30AM.  There typically isn’t a pre-established agenda, like with PTSA, though I might plan for certain staff members to attend when questions arise.  The coffees are on the first Friday of the month unless schools are delayed or closed.  Today, we talked about our lunches, ideas for a Parent Information Den, and ideas for more parent involvement. I recommended that we work with our PTSA on opportunities, but I am all ears and all about opening our doors to our community, if we have parents who want to take the lead on this. 

There is a buzz in the air today because we have our home-opener football game tonight, and at least as of now, it looks like Dorian’s remnants might keep us cloudy but dry!  The home opener also includes our annual Flavor of Fairfax, where we showcase our numerous clubs and activities.  I had planned to be in a dunk tank at 4:30, but I am told that we had to cancel it because we were anticipating rain..  Darn.  I am really disappointed.  😊

Last week’s game was a nail biter, and I was so proud of the  large number of students who came out and our hard-fighting football team!  It is always fun to be on the sidelines with our kids, although I sometimes want to run out on the field and get into the huddle.  I am told that I need to refrain from doing that, though.  Our hallways are decorated…so let the fun begin! 

Wishing you all a safe and relaxing weekend,

Erin

 

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Student Lockers are Now Assigned!

Lockers are now assigned!  All students can view their locker number and combination on their StudentVue account under the “student information” tab.  These lockers will roll with them from year-to-year, meaning a freshmen will have the same locker for the next 4 years.

Computer Distribution Survey

We want to thank you so much for your support in distributing computers.  We would love to hear your feedback about how we did.

Please fill out this survey to give us some feedback.

SR&R Parent Signature Sheet

This week, students received their student rights and responsibilities book through their Lion Time classes.  In the front of the book is a parent signature sheet that must be signed and returned to Lion Time teachers.  If you have not done so already, please sign the parent signature sheet and send it to school with your student.  Thank you!

Instructions for Checking Your Student Out Early or Unplanned

Dear Parents,

Please follow the procedures below every time to check your student out of school.  Following these procedures will help us facilitate checking your student out of school in a timely manner.

Checking Your Student Out Earlywe are not allowed to accept phone calls for early dismissal

  • Planned Check Out (parent has sent a note) – (medical appointment or other excused absence)
  • Send a note with your student to bring to the Attendance Office L103 upon arrival at school; student will receive a pink check-out pass
  • Students must bring pink check-out pass to the Attendance Office and sign out before leaving school (if you’ve sent a note, you do not need to come into the school)
  • If the student fails to sign out, the absence will not be excused
  • Students who become ill during the day, must go to the clinic to call home; they may ONLY sign out from the clinic

In cases of emergency, when you are unable to send a note ahead of time, please follow the procedures below:

  • Unplanned Check Out (parent has not sent a note) - (medical appointment or other excused absence)
  • Fax a note to the school fax line (703) 219-2397; please call and let us know you have sent the note via fax
  • Check in with your photo ID in the Main Office; then proceed to the Attendance Office
  • We will send for your student while you write the dismissal note. If your student is in PE or lunch, there may be a delay in bringing the student to the office

Attendance Line: 703-219-2211   Fax: 703-219-2397

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Volunteers Needed for Homecoming!

As you know homecoming is rapidly approaching and we need volunteers!

If you can spare some time, please go to the link below and sign up to help out with our Fairfax HS Homecoming!  We appreciate your time and talents! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b45abaa2ca2fa7-homecoming3  

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Ms. Hastings, Erin Lenart, and Ms. Brown on Hallway Duty!

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Dear Family Fairfax,

HAPPY FIRST WEEK!  I was so impressed to see how much our students grew over the summer—I always feel so lucky that I get to watch them grow up alongside you.  It is probably the best part of my job!

I have had a couple of questions about our move from four lunches to three.  Four lunch groups were taxing on student and staff schedules since we both have to have the staff to adequately supervise the lunches and ½ of the school has an imbalanced class period (having to stop for lunch in the middle half or final third of class).  Though our incredible teachers do a great job accommodating split class time with lunch, we have a number of classes that cannot which is what led to the imbalance of lunches last year. 

I understand that lunches are busier than they had been previously, but we are not at capacity in our cafeteria for any lunch.  This year, our students will not be able to have entire long tables to small groups, but there is more than enough seating.  The beginning of the year always has hiccups with the lunch lines, students who have forgotten their numbers or technology snafus, but issues generally work themselves out. By Wednesday of this week, we already experienced lunch lines fully servicing students within the first 10 minutes, and we know that their service will get even faster and more efficient in the coming weeks. 

To provide a little clarification, I know some students may believe that they have to eat lunch in the hallway.  This is not the case.  Last year, I had students who requested the option to have an alternative location to eat, and we allowed them to move to the charging tables we have on Mane (not a typo—it is named Mane).  Some students then decided to move to the pit areas as well.  For safety reasons, students stay on campus for lunch, but we do want to provide a campus “feel” whenever we can, without compromising student safety. 

Our amazing technology professionals did a tremendous job distributing laptops this year!  Over 2300 laptops were distributed to our students in the first few days of school or during the summer distribution times.  For our first distribution, this is a success, but we are always open to feedback.   If you have some to provide about you or your child’s experience, please consider filling out the survey found at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccgYwQWyRfG_HsDSAD4rcrTZfnQEh1rdaluDitCmtzY0uGKg/viewform

Finally, we celebrate the start of football season as we play Oakton High School—and mark your calendars for the Flavor of Fairfax on September 6th!  Our athletes already in competition or about to begin, from cross country to golf to field hockey to volleyball to cheer are guaranteed to make us all very proud to be a part of Fairfax High School!

Wishing you a safe and restful holiday weekend,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

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REBELS NEED TO KNOW:

Free and Reduced Meal Application

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now online. Families must re-apply every year to receive this service. More information and a link to the application can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals. Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities. If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October.

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

2019-20 Changes to Advanced Placement Test Opt-Out Timeline and Fees

As part of the FCPS FY 2020 Approved Budget, FCPS is continuing to assess Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test fees. As in previous years, the fees for the first six AP/IB tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS. Students taking AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the test fee(s). FCPS encourages all students to take AP/IB tests for courses in which they are enrolled. However, students will have the opportunity to opt-out of the test(s) by filling out an Opt-Out form to be provided by the school. To assist in the decision-making process, students will be provided a report with their previous tests and current AP/IB course enrollment.

Starting with the 2019-20 school year, The College Board is launching MyAP, a digital platform which includes new AP test ordering timeline, fee structure and instructional resources. As a result, FCPS had to adjust the AP Test Opt-Out timeline and fees.  AP students will be provided their individualized Opt-Out form via mail in early October. AP students must now make Opt-Out decisions for AP tests by October 25, 2019 and parents will be billed in December 2019 for tests that exceed the six FCPS funded tests. Per College Board’s new fee structure, AP students that do not sit for a registered AP test will be assessed a $40 change fee. The cost of an AP exam beyond the six tests for which FCPS pays or for taking an exam for which your student is not enrolled in the course is $94.

 

Please contact Kathy Kraus-Zadrozny, Assessment Coach at kjkrauszadro@fcps.edu with any questions.

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FHS Golf Team Wins Patriot District Kickoff at Springfield CC

Congratulations to the FHS golf team on winning the District Kickoff on Friday, August 23 by 21 strokes (209 to 230). Another awesome performance by our kids. They are getting more focused and playing better every match they're in. 

Congratulations to Ethan Walter, a Senior this year at Fairfax HS.

This summer, Ethan was selected to attend the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute at the Kennedy Center. He spent one month in Washington, D.C. playing Violin alongside professional musicians, taking master classes, and performing chamber and orchestral music on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall Stage.

 

Save the Date!

Fairfax High School - The Flavor of Fairfax - the kick-off event of the year!

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 4:00 pm to kick-off

Clubs, Music, Food and Fun!

Field House Parking Lot

FIRST DAY AT FAIRFAX ACADEMY!

MUSICAL THEATRE with MR. REPLOGLE, OFF TO A ROUSING START!

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Welcome Freshman, New Students, and their parents!

Happy Friday, Family Fairfax,

We end the week on the highest of notes—with our New Student Orientation!  It was fun to greet our newest Pride members and to spend time with our parents and other family members.  It always feels like a reunion.

Many of our upperclassmen were issued parking passes this morning.  I had to go out and take a picture—I knew they were likely upset with me for reinstating assigned passes, and I wanted to see their frustration in full swing.  Instead, I saw smiling faces and many friendly waves.  Reversing back to assigned spaces was a decision I made for a variety of reasons, but mostly, it was to be as a safe a school as possible.  Assigned spots not only ensure that we can easily locate a student driver’s car if his or her whereabouts are a concern, but we are also still ensuring that only cars that are permitted to park on FHS property are parked here.  We have multiple visitors spots, all of which are under surveillance.  If your student driver’s spot is used, he or she will move to a visitor’s spot and let a member of our security team know.  We will then appropriately and promptly investigate.

I am looking forward to seeing you at Back to School Night.  Part of my welcome back video includes a quick introduction to our new PRIDE code.  PRIDE stands for Participation; Respect; Integrity; Determination, and Empathy.  We plan for this to be the anchor for all of Fairfax’s community moving forward. 

Many of you have reached out to me about laptops if your student was unable to attend one of the pick up days.  No worries, information about laptops is found below. 

Thank you City of Fairfax for installing a new BEAUTIFUL hardwood floor in our gym.  We are excited to unveil it in the coming weeks, but there is a slight delay.  Students in PE classes will report to the auditorium on Monday and Tuesday.  When weather permits, we will use our fields for PE for the first few weeks of school.  I appreciate the foresight of our amazing Student Activities Office—they had a plan in place for any potential delays. 

I am looking forward to kicking off the 2019-2020 school year on Monday—though we are not having a Welcome Back Assembly this year, many of our student leaders are working on a fun surprise in a couple of weeks.  I don’t want to give it away, but I am hoping it gets your student as excited to be a part of our family as we are!  Schedules are available in your student’s information system (SIS) account, so he or she should  report to first period on the first day.   If your student doesn’t have access to SIS, he or she should report to a counselor.   

In PRIDE,

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

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We start school on Monday! You should have already received your student’s bus information and his/her schedule is now live in SIS.  Students are encouraged to print out a copy of their schedule or take a screenshot on their phone for the first day of school so they are not delayed in getting to class. Should a student not have access; schedules will be available in Student Services.  All students should report to 1st period by 8:10am.

 

Computer Distribution During the First Week of School

Parents/Guardians of FHS Students.

As you may have heard, we have been distributing computers for the last few weeks.  If you were not able to come in on a distribution day, we have a plan to get your student a computer:

  • 9th or 10th  Graders will be distributed computers through PE on Monday and Tuesday.
  • 11th and 12th Graders will receive their computers on Tuesday during Lion Time.
  • We will also work with students, as they are identified by teachers, to receive a computer.

At any time during the year, students may speak with their teacher if they need to get assistance due to a technology problem.  Members of the FHS Technology Team will be working closely with teachers to ensure there is minimal loss of instructional time for challenges they may have. 

The FHS Technology Support Office is available Monday – Friday, on normal school day when students would be present, from 7:45 – 8:15 and 2:55 – 3:30 or by appointment, to support students with their FCPS issued computer.

Patriot District 2019 - Sportsmanship Video

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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

Student Lockers

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 received their locker at orientation.  They will keep this same locker and combination for the next four years.

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.  A schedule for classroom visits is attached in the lower left-hand corner.

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.  Additional information can be found in the parent information letter attached in the lower left-hand corner of this email.  Translations of the letter are available on the FHS website.

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.

Fairfax High School Attendance Procedures

Attendance Line: 703-219-2211                                Fax: 703-219-2397

All Day Absences

  • Must be excused by a parent or guardian by calling the Attendance Line at (703) 219-2211
  • Select option 1 or 2 based upon student’s last name
  • Select option 3 for Spanish-speaking families or
  • Use online Attendance Form to report the absence (https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/about/attendance)
  • All attendance errors must be corrected within 3 days of the absence
  • If you receive a call-out message, and believe it is in error, please have your student check with the classroom teacher for that period

Prearranged Absences – college visits, family travel, upcoming medical treatments, etc. -

  • Request for Prearranged Absence must be turned into Attendance Office L103 prior to absence for approval
  • Student must use FCPS Pre-arranged absence form available in the Attendance Office L103 or online at Fairfax HS under Attendance

Tardies (Unexcused) - student arriving after 8:10 AM for an unexcused reason (oversleeping, car trouble, traffic, power outages, or missing the bus), must:

  • First report to the Attendance Office L103 to obtain a tardy pass to class.

Tardies (Excused)Students who are late for an excused reason must:

  • Have parent or guardian call the Attendance Line (703) 219-2211 to inform the school about the late arrival, or
  • Bring in a note from a parent or guardian or a note from the appointment upon arrival to school
  • Check in at the Attendance Office L103, even during class passing times, to obtain a tardy pass to class

 Checking Out Early - we cannot accept phone calls for early dismissal

  • Planned Check Out – (medical appointment or other excused absence):
  • Send a note with your student to bring to the Attendance Office L103 upon arrival at school; student will receive a pink check-out pass
  • Students must sign out in the Attendance Office L103 before leaving school (parents do not need to come into the school)
  • If the student fails to sign out, the absence will not be excused
  • Students who become ill during the day, must go to the clinic to call home; they may ONLY sign out from the clinic
  • Unplanned Check Out
  • Fax a note to the school fax line (703) 219-2397; please let us know you have sent the note via fax
  • Check in with your photo ID in the Main Office; then proceed to the Attendance Office L103
  • We will send for your student while you write the dismissal note. If your student is in PE or lunch, there may be a delay in bringing the student to the office

 Student Responsibilities for Checking-out From School

  • Bring pink check-out pass to the Attendance Office L103 before leaving school
  • Sign out through the Google Form in the Attendance Office
  • If returning to school that same day, check into Attendance Office L103 before going back to class, even if it is between classes

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Hello Fairfax Staff and Students,                

There will be a mural going up in the history wing of the school at the beginning of the school year. The mural will contain 10 figures, 7 have already been decided on and it is up to you to determine who else will be in the mural. Bellow is a link to a survey that will take no more than 5 minutes to fill out.   https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_nHaicWgyqw4lvSCTuSP9Ek3l1H5DwwO8kMHRhdwWSE (Don’t worry it’s anonymous) 

Please fill it out by this Saturday (8-24-19), as it will close Saturday at 11:59pm

Save the Date!

Fairfax High School - The Flavor of Fairfax - the kick-off event of the year!

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 4:00 pm to kick-off

Clubs, Music, Food and Fun!

Field House Parking Lot

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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.

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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.”

Attendance Line:

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

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.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact me, Nancy Melnick (namelnick@fcps.edu) or Tom Horn (twhorn@fcps.edu) or feel free to swing by the Activities Office.

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. 

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Dearest Family Fairfax,

We are gearing up for teacher return next Friday and our students are returning for practices and activities.  I am super excited to welcome some of our rising 9th grade students next week for our inaugural Rebels Assemble.  Fun times ahead for our community!

I am deferring much of my message this week to our Director of Student Services, Laura Rotella.  She has a lot of start-of-the-year information to share with you, and I want to make sure that I respect your time though I do have a few quick announcements to share.

I’d like to formally welcome our two newest assistant principals to Fairfax High School:

  • Troy Ketch joins us from South County High School  where he has been an English teacher and department chair.  A West Springfield alum, the former Spartan turned Stallion is so happy to land in our Pride!  He will be supervising English and ESOL and will be serving students whose last names are Rat-Z.  Welcome Mr. Ketch to our family!  His email is tketch@fcps.edu.
  • Kevin Greata is familiar to many in the Fairfax High School community.  Mr. Greata was an AP at Lanier Middle School, and prior to that was a Math teacher and department chair at West Springfield High School.  Mr. Greata is coming full circle:  He is a 1993 graduate of Fairfax High School—so we welcome him back to our Pride.   He will supervise Math and Special Education and will be serving students whose last names are A-D.  Welcome Mr. Greata to our family!  His email is KJGreata@fcps.edu.

I would also like to introduce two important additions to the Fairfax High School team:  Justina Copeland and Joe Blaszkow, our Deans of Students.  An area for improvement at Fairfax is to increase student attendance-both absences (excused and unexcused) and tardies.  We are streamlining our attendance process to make it more efficient for students and parents.  This school year, we will move attendance to one central location—right beside the main office.  This means students will be checked in and checked out right inside the main entrance, limiting the need for parents to sometimes navigate our hallways to find subschools.  We need our students in class, and we are committing time and resources to it.   Please help us support your students by reminding them that attendance matters!   Here is a link to a flyer that provides parents with great information about attendance:  FLYER ENGLISH ; FLYER SPANISH .

Finally, I know that our student drivers are eager for parking passes!  Please look for the parking pass purchases and updated system to be LIVE on the 19th here: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/studentparking .

Wishing you all the best,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

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A Message from Director of Student Services, Ms. Rotella:

I hope all of our students and families are enjoying a few more days of rest as we get ready for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.  With our school counselors available beginning Monday, I wanted to share a few updates regarding Student Services. 

Schedules

This year, schedules will be available on Thursday, August 22 at 6am through SIS ParentVUE or SIS StudentVUE. SIS ParentVUE is accessible online at https://sisparent.fcps.edu/   Due to electronic access, printing and mailing of schedules will not occur.

When you/your student view the schedule, please review for the following:

In accordance with previous communications, schedule change requests will only be honored for the following reasons:

  • Too few or too many classes
  • Absence of a required course for graduation
  • Completion of a summer school course
  • Inaccurate placement by grade or course level (ex. 10th grade student signed up for 12th grade English)

If any of these situations occur, please contact your school counselor to correct the error. Counselors are holding drop-in hours Thursday August 22 between 9-11 AM and 1-3 PM. During all other times, appointments are required and can be scheduled by contacting your assigned counselor directly.

Team Updates:

Mrs. Payne will begin the year on leave after she welcomed her beautiful baby girl this summer!  Mrs. Sylvia Headen, a previous FHS long-term sub, will be returning to serve as her substitute.

Additionally, Mrs. Adu-Gyamfi is scheduled to go out on maternity leave the beginning of October.  Although we have already secured her long term substitute, we encourage all of her seniors to reach out to her as soon as possible so that she can support your college applications, specifically any needs for letters of recommendation, before she leaves. 

Alpha Caseload Update:

Over the last few weeks, I have reviewed our school counselor caseloads.  While my preference is not to change the alphabet, in reviewing our counseling caseload numbers, there was a large difference from the highest caseload and the lowest case load – approximately 100 students.  In order for our team to provide support and assistance to students and families, it was necessary to better distribute the alphabet with our school counselors.  As a result, I have slightly changed the alphabet assignment for underclassmen (grades 9-11), with all seniors remaining with their previously assigned counselor. The new alphabet and counselor contact information is listed below.

Contact Information/Back to School Events 

New families (including all freshmen) are invited to attend the New Student/Parent Orientation on Friday, August 23 at 9am. This event gives both new parents and students an opportunity to hear from various staff members on important topics connected to transitioning to Fairfax HS as well as gives students a chance to follow their schedule and meet their teachers. Back to School Night will be held on Thursday August 29. Senior parents are invited to arrive early, for a special senior parent presentation starting at 5:15pm. More information regarding BTSN and the senior parent meeting will be sent out via New You Choose later this month.

Lastly, all new and returning parents and families are also invited to attend the third annual Flavor of Fairfax on Friday September 6 starting at 4pm. This event is a great way to reconnect with the community, explore clubs and activities, listen to music, and eat lots of food, all before the kickoff to the first home football game of the season at 7pm.

The Student Services staff looks forward to working with you this year. We encourage all parents to sign up for SIS ParentVUE accounts, which provides access to information about your student’s courses, attendance, and grades throughout the year. We wish your student the best for a successful 2019-2020 school year!

9-11th   /     12th                   Counselor                           Phone Number        Email

A-Bow       A-Bl                  Mr. St. Clair Phillips           703-219-2219           SLPhillips1@fcps.edu

Box-Dea   Bm-Due            Mr. Peter Uncles                703-219-2213           PUncles@fcps.edu

Deb-G       Duf-Har            Mrs. Donna Leone             703-219-2374           DMLeone@fcps.edu

H-Kim        Has-Kim           Ms. Tiffany Haddock         703-219-4002           TDHaddock@fcps.edu

Kima-May  Kima-Mea        Mrs. Tara Johnson             703-219-2217           TJohnson1@fcps.edu

Maz-Ol       Meb-Or            Mrs. Aja Adu-Gyamfi         703-219-2220           AAdugyamfi@fcps.edu

Om-Rom    Os-R                Ms. Tiera Sharpe              703-219-2207           TRSharpe@fcps.edu

Ron-Tom    S-Tay              Mrs. Sylvia Headen           703-219-2209           SBHeaden@fcps.edu

Ton-Z         Taz-Z               Mrs. Tracy Hartley             703-219-2212           THartley@fcps.edu

Save the Date!  Back to School Night is 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. 

More information will be going out to parents next week.

Fairfax HS Goes 1:1 This Year!

As you know Fairfax High School is going 1:1 next school year.  This means that we will be assigning you a laptop to use at home and school.  These computers are to assist you in learning content and enhancing your experiences while enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools.  As these are tools for your learning, we ask that you bring them to school charged everyday and use them in accordance with the FCPS SR&R (https://www.fcps.edu/srr).  

To obtain your computer please come on your assigned day (see below) between 9 - 11:30 or  1:00 - 3:00 with a School or Government issued PICTURE ID. If you do not have a picture ID, a custodial parent/guardian with a government issued id who can verify your identity must be present. Please note:  Distribution is offered only on the date listed next to your part of the alphabet as shown on the chart below.

Date

Assigned Group

August 12      

A - Er

August 14

Es - La

August 16

Lb - Re

August 20

Rf - Z

August 22

By Appointment

 

The following lists tasks that will need to be completed prior to arriving at FHS to collect your computer and some tasks prior to departure from FHS with your loaned computer. The goal from the time you enter the door to when you leave is approximately 30 minutes.

Prior to arrival:

Prior to departure:

Ensure you have received:

    • 1 X Laptop Sleeve
    • 1 X Computer Charger
    • 1 X Laptop
  • Plug the computer in and make sure it is charging.
  • Log into the computer
  • Log into  FCPS 24/7 Learning
  • Set up Drive File Stream

 

If you cannot make the dates/times about, please complete the following form:

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Fairfax High School

The FLAVOR of FAIRFAX

The Flavor of Fairfax is the kick-off event of the year! 

Friday, September 6, 2019

4pm - Kick-Off

CLUBS, MUSIC, FOOD, and FUN! 

Field House Parking Lot

Rebels Nice to Know:

The Football program will be selling Discount Cards beginning at 10 am on Saturday, August 10, in the Fairfax Community!

 

Athletic Boosters Spirit Wear online store is now live!!!

https://fairfaxhighsports.org/page/3313

Purchase your spirit wear online and we will let you know when it’s ready to be picked up in the Athletic Office.  

Follow our social media accounts:

@FHSspiritmerch on Instagram

@FHSmerch on Twitter

"FHS Spirit Merchandise" on Facebook

Questions?  Email us at fhsspiritmerch@gmail.com

Fairfax High School’s Team Half-Life Invited to Participate in the Wearable Equipment for Averting Radiation Challenge at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

Dhruv Batra, Adharsh Jayaseelan, Justin Ortega, Manish Balamurugan, sponsored by Thresa O’Neill and Rebecca Cruley, were invited to travel to NASA Langley Research Center in August to share student-designed, wearable, radiation countermeasures with NASA engineers and scientists.

Through a competitive process, teams of students and educators submitted design proposals for wearable anti-radiation garments. The challenge involves designing wearable radiation countermeasures and sharing their ideas with NASA scientists and engineers who design these technologies in their work. Developing radiation countermeasures are an important step as we return astronauts to the Moon by 2024 and continue on the Mars.

Team Half-Life was one of the top design teams that traveled to NASA Langley to share their designs, learn about the engineering process, participate in STEM engagement activities, and tour NASA Langley Research Center.

Creating Excellence Award Luncheon

Fairfax Academy's  Fashion Careers won the Creating Excellence “Quality” Award for a CTE course.  Congratulations to Jin-A Chang, Fashion Design teacher, and all of her students!

Fairfax Colorguard Listening to Coach Brianna!

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OUR NEW MURAL AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS TO THE LIBRARY!

Dear Fairfax Family,

Does the first Friday of August mean that school is around the corner?  As I check my social media feed, I see that my hometown started school yesterday.  School ends there  just before Memorial Day though, so it is all relevant.  I know our students still have a lot of summer left in them, though.

I have a few important announcements to share with our community, and they begin with two goodbyes.  I’d like to extend a heartfelt farewell on behalf of everyone to Brian Olmes and Catherine Stone, two of Fairfax’s assistant principals.  Mr. Olmes is moving to Boise, Idaho, where he is assuming a principalship one mile from the state’s capitol building.  He will be closer to family, and we all wish him the very best in the City of Trees.   Mrs. Stone is heading a few miles down the road to serve as an assistant principal at  Mountain View High School.  We know that she will continue her passion working with Mountain View’s students (some of whom are ours) and contributing to FCPS’s larger mission.  We are very proud of and for her.  I do hope to announce our two newest assistant principals in the coming weeks.   

Yesterday, I worked with the current administrative team to begin planning for the start of the school year.  I have important dates for you below, and with FCPSOn, a brand-new hardwood floor in our field house, summer school here all summer, the first Rebels Assemble (rising freshmen camp), and an early Back to School Night, there is much anticipation and many, many variables in the opening-school equation.  We hope to NOT miss a beat.  I plan to have my Twitter presence up and more active on Monday.  Social media, I know, is communication’s future, but I struggle since I really love to be present and in the moment, and not looking at the moment through my phone.  It seems like a third arm to our students though, so I am going to work extra hard to get with the times.

For your planning, here are a few important dates:

    • Tax free weekend is THIS WEEKEND!
    • August 19th: Parking applications go live!  See Mr. Freeman’s message about parking details below!
    • August 23rd-9AM:  New Student Orientation (Parents can attend as well!)
    • August 26th:  First day of school! 
  • August 29th:  Back to School Night
  • August 30th:  Holiday; first football game @ Oakton High School

I will resume the parent coffees on the first Friday of every month at 7:30AM in September.   These are very informal, last only an hour, and they provide an opportunity for parents to chat with each other, me, and sometimes an invited guest.  At Back to School Night, we will provide a tear-off card survey that asks our parents to give feedback in three areas of needed  improvement for Fairfax High School according to our Family Engagement Survey results:  (1) Opportunities for parent involvement; (2) Opportunities and ways for parents to support their students at home; (3) School (student-specific) communication.  I hope to gather data on ways/ideas/methods that you, our parents, would like for Fairfax High School to grow in these areas.

Finally, the anonymous survey link on the bottom of my signature line provides an avenue for any member of our community to provide feedback in celebration of what is going well and in recommendation of how I, or we, might improve to be the community school we strive to be.  Those comments that are not only specific but that also provide a recommended solution or celebration have been most helpful over the past year.  I am looking forward to another year of growing in our partnership.

Your very proud principal always and in all ways,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

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Moving or Not Returning to Fairfax HS?

Please contact Kris Strong, Registrar, to update your information and learn what steps are needed for a smooth transition.  She can be reached by email at kbstrong@fcps.edu or call 703-219-2202.

Fairfax High School Goes 1:1 This Year!

As you know Fairfax High School is going 1:1 next school year.  This means that we will be assigning you a laptop to use at home and school.  These computers are to assist you in learning content and enhancing your experiences while enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools.  As these are tools for your learning, we ask that you bring them to school charged everyday and use them in accordance with the FCPS SR&R (https://www.fcps.edu/srr).  

To obtain your computer please come on your assigned day (see below) between 9 - 11:30 or  1:00 - 3:00 with a School or Government issued PICTURE ID. If you do not have a picture ID, a custodial parent/guardian with a government issued id who can verify your identity must be present.  Please note: Distribution is offered only on the date listed next to your part of the alphabet shown on the chart below.

Date

Assigned Group

August 12      

A - Er

August 14

Es - La

August 16

Lb - Re

August 20

Rf - Z

August 22

By Appointment

The following lists tasks that will need to be completed prior to arriving at FHS to collect your computer and some tasks prior to departure from FHS with your loaned computer. The goal from the time you enter the door to when you leave is approximately 30 minutes.

Prior to arrival:

Prior to departure:

Ensure you have received:

    • 1 X Laptop Sleeve
    • 1 X Computer Charger
    • 1 X Laptop
  • Plug the computer in and make sure it is charging.
  • Log into the computer
  • Log into  FCPS 24/7 Learning
  • Set up Drive File Stream

 

If you cannot make the dates/times about, please complete the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWNYSVZlXPs1HnxkI1Uk4eiyrTT31GmFqO1bxrsgP-I8WGmA/formResponse

Save the Date - New Student and Parent Orientation:

All new families (including all freshmen) are invited to attend the New Student/Parent Orientation on Friday, August 23 at 9am. This event gives both new parents and students an opportunity to hear from various staff members on important topics connected to transitioning to Fairfax HS as well as gives students a chance to follow their schedule and meet their teachers. 

Fall Sports - Tryouts start Monday, August 5th.

Contact the Head Coach if your child is interested in trying out or if you have any questions.

“Be Involved – It makes a difference!”

CHEERLEADING - Melissa Clubb, MRClubb@fcps.edu

CROSS COUNTRY - Mark Whalley, MAWhalley@fcps.edu

FIELD HOCKEY - Amber Beaudoin   ABeaudoin@fcps.edu

FOOTBALL - Trey Taylor RSTaylor@fcps .edu 

GOLF - Derek Donnelly, DSDonnelly@fcps.edu

VOLLEYBALL - Reggie Cruz, RCruz4@fcps.edu

Parking Permits will go on sale August 19th at 8am.

Students may access sales through The Fairfax HS Website or by going directly to their MYSCHOOLBUCKS account and following the detailed instructions.

*New for 2019-2020*

Students will be assigned a numbered spot that will be issued to them for the entire school year.

Students will be expected to park in their designated spot daily. No exceptions.

Senior permit distribution will be on August 23 from 8am-12pm. We have designated 125 spots for Senior parking. Spots will be issued 1st come 1st served.

Underclass permit distribution will be held during lunch shifts the first week of school in the student commons.

Students must have a copy of their receipt, a copy of their parking agreement and a copy of their driver's license to receive their permit.

All outstanding obligations must be satisfied to receive a permit.

Fairfax High School - The FLAVOR of FAIRFAX

The Flavor of Fairfax is the kick-off event of the year! 

Friday, September 6, 2019

4pm - Kick-Off

CLUBS, MUSIC, FOOD, and FUN! 

Field House Parking Lot

Rebels Nice to Know:

Athletic Boosters Spirit Wear online store is now live!!!

https://fairfaxhighsports.org/page/3313

Purchase your spirit wear online and we will let you know when it’s ready to be picked up in the Athletic Office.  

Follow our social media accounts:

@FHSspiritmerch on Instagram

@FHSmerch on Twitter

"FHS Spirit Merchandise" on Facebook

Questions?  Email us at fhsspiritmerch@gmail.com

FHS Students Receive Director's Award at Governor's School

Two FHS students, Kyra Goldstein and Kevin Chen, were honored to receive the Director’s Award for Best Research Project for their group project “Wicked Water: The Impact of Water Quality on the Spread of Food-borne Illness in the Global Community” at the VT Governor’s School for Agriculture program this summer. 

I want to thank you and the teachers for recommending Kyra and Kevin for such a wonderful program.  The experience and knowledge gained were unbelievable and they represented FHS well.

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Erin Lenart and Jovanna!

Dear Family Fairfax,

We are back and gearing up for the start of the school year!  Starting today, I will be resuming my weekly message to our community.  Based on the community’s feedback last year, we revised (and re-revised) our format to be what it currently is:  A weekly message from the principal; Rebels Need to Know (pertinent and timely information); and Rebels Nice to Know (community information and celebrations).  Please remember that I count on you, our parents and community members, to provide information to be included in our weekly communication. 

I returned from a visit to Korea last week, and I am still suffering from jet lag.  The 13 hour time difference is a bear to adjust to and adjust from, but I am hoping to be back to normal soon.  Though seeing that beautiful country (and my mother’s homeland) is always memorable, seeing our student, Jovanna, was one of the best parts!  She was actually called on stage to assist in a performance, but when I pulled out my camera to snap a shot, I was promptly shut down by security.   I was able to get the picture above after the show though, and she was even a good sport and wore the chef’s hat she had to wear on stage.

In the coming weeks, I have many changes to supervision, sub schools, attendance procedures, parking, and the like to report to our community.  Our tech team has been busy getting our 2400 laptops ready for our students, and the gym floor is coming along beautifully.  Details coming soon.

Happy Summer—don’t worry, it isn’t over yet!

All the best,

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

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Health Room Schedule for Medication Drop-Off

 

Moving or Not Returning to Fairfax HS?

Please contact Kris Strong, Registrar, to update your information and learn what steps are needed for a smooth transition.  She can be reached by email at kbstrong@fcps.edu or call 703-219-2202.

Fairfax High School Going 1:1 This Year!

As you know Fairfax High School is going 1:1 next school year.  This means that we will be assigning you a laptop to use at home and school.  These computers are to assist you in learning content and enhancing your experiences while enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools.  As these are tools for your learning, we ask that you bring them to school charged everyday and use them in accordance with the FCPS SR&R (https://www.fcps.edu/srr).  

 

To obtain your computer please come on your assigned day (see below) between 9 - 11:30 or  1:00 - 3:00 with a School or Government issued PICTURE ID. If you do not have a picture ID, a custodial parent/guardian with a government issued id who can verify your identity must be present.

Date

Assigned Group

August 12      

A - Er

August 14

Es - La

August 16

Lb - Re

August 20

Rf - Z

August 22

By Appointment

 

The following lists tasks that will need to be completed prior to arriving at FHS to collect your computer and some tasks prior to departure from FHS with your loaned computer. The goal from the time you enter the door to when you leave is approximately 30 minutes.

Prior to arrival:

Prior to departure:

Ensure you have received:

    • 1 X Laptop Sleeve
    • 1 X Computer Charger
    • 1 X Laptop
  • Plug the computer in and make sure it is charging.
  • Log into the computer
  • Log into  FCPS 24/7 Learning
  • Set up Drive File Stream

 

If you cannot make the dates/times about, please complete the following form:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWNYSVZlXPs1HnxkI1Uk4eiyrTT31GmFqO1bxrsgP-I8WGmA/formResponse

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