This Week in Stallion Sports/Meet the Coach Night

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This Week in Stallion Sports: PRESENTED BY: Trademasters Service, Inc

 

Schedule:

Jan 25 - Fall Meet the Coach’s Night Meeting - 7pm

Jan 26 – Girl’s Bball v Robinson – 5:45/7:30pm

         Boy’s Bball @ Robinson – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

 

Jan 27 - Gymnastics @ Pat District Champ (Fairfax) - 6pm

        Wrestling @ Lake Braddock - 6pm

 

Jan 28 – Boy’s Bball v Fairfax – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

         Girl’s Bball @ Fairfax – 5:45/7:30pm

 

Jan 29 – Wrestling v Fairfax/WPo (Senior Night) - 6pm

             Swim/Dive @ Patriot Prelims (Oak Marr) - 6:30pm

 

Jan 30 - Winter Track v West Springfield - 10am

               Girl’s Bball v Lake Braddock (Sr Night) – 5:45/7:30pm

           Boy’s Bball @ Lake Braddock – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

          Swim/Dive @ Patriot Finals (Oak Marr) - 6:30pm

 

About our sponsor:

Headquartered in Lorton, Trademasters Service, Inc. (TMS) is a full service, premier contractor providing heating & cooling, plumbing, building maintenance, and facilities management services. Trademasters has a solid reputation of serving a diverse portfolio of commercial and residential clients as well as Federal, State and Local Government and all branches of the military. Please visit our website to learn more about our service and solutions: https://trademasters.com/ or call us at 800-644-6400.

Fall Sports Meet the Coach Night January 25, 2021 TONIGHT

The Activities Office will be holding our annual Fall Sports Meet the Coach Night on January 25, 2021 . A general session for all students and families will begin at 7 pm, followed by breakout sessions by sport at 8 pm. Please pre-register to receive the virtual link HERE if your child is interested in trying out for the following fall sports: Football, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross County, Golf, or Dance. To help us prepare for the evening, you may submit any questions you have HERE.  

 

As a reminder, to try out for any sport at South County HS, all students must submit to the Activities Office a completed VHSL Physical Form dated after May 2020 and completed the  *NEW* Online Activity Registration.

 

We look forward to seeing you virtually!

 

The Activities Office

  

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Weekly News From South County High School

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From The Principal

Dear Family,

So another week, and another week of adjusting.  This week we learned that our new return date for students will be March 3rd.  This pushes back our return of course and makes it so that I am again left to my own devices in a building with a lot of toys.. I mean resources.  While I did enjoy creating the video, I would much rather spend my time working with the students and staff. So here is hoping that we can rely on the new timeline.    

This week I felt a little bit closer to the students as we had a lot going on.  Not only did I get into classrooms to see and interact with students, I had the fortunate opportunity to sign off on a number of applications for students to attend Governor’s School this summer.  Their continued work is paying off in major ways.  On Friday night I was able to drop in on three different events.  I was physically in the building as our Lady Stallions battled it out with the young ladies from West Springfield.  I was also able to take advantage of the live streaming opportunities that have been established and watched our swim team and the outstanding choral department perform along with the developing talent from the middle school.  It was a powerful evening that led to an inspirational morning as I celebrated with our four gymnastics seniors for their Senior Night/Day (I guess that is what you would call it).  I have to say that while I enjoyed the ceremony, I miss the handshakes and hugs. 

That got me to thinking.  What am I going to do when it comes time for graduation?  A hug right now is out.  A handshake is out.  A fist bump may even be out.  Could I be forced to only wave to each graduate from 6 feet away?  Someone wake me up from this nightmare!

Okay, back to business.  Our online newspaper (schsnews.com) has been a huge hit since it’s inception.  I’d love to be able to take credit for the success, but it was surely a student driven initiative that has grown legs and next, wings! One of the creators of the online media source sent me an email with the following message:

My team and I at SNN News have been really proactive, and we have seen immense growth and interest in the website! We have been getting numerous requests for guest writers, so we wanted to make a form that we could have sent to teachers to try and reach more people in the school for stories. I have already contacted Ms. Delinski to put it in as an announcement, but I was wondering if there was any way you could send the link to teachers, parents, or staff so that they can show the students.

What can I say?  I do as I am told!  This is an outstanding opportunity for our students to share their voice and it is literally open to ANY South County student to be able to share their story with not only our South County HS community, but the world.  Furthermore, I have discussed with you over the past two weeks how important it is to me and for the school community for every student to be heard.  This fits right in line with that discussion.  So please encourage your students to participate.  They will also be receiving the link from me this weekend.  

The district has developed some protocols around health and safety.  One of the areas that we all know to be very important is the use of the mask.  This link has a visual that shows what is acceptable and what is not acceptable as it relates to the appropriateness of masks.  This visual is based on what the CDC has provided to us.  For the safety of everyone, regardless of where you are outside of your home, I strongly suggest that you adhere to these guidelines.

For those Families who have students who will be returning to school with us, we will be reaching out to you to remind you to complete the Health Commitment Form which basically is an agreement that you will take responsible steps to ensure that if your child is coming to school, that he or she is safe and healthy.  This is an honor agreement that we truly need you to be accountable for.  Your understanding and compliance will be appreciated.

Related to the Health Related Form, the CDC has also recently published that due to some inaccurate data that the thermometers can provide for people who are coming in from the cold, we will no longer be taking temperatures of students or our guests as they enter our school.

Lastly, I know that it seems like a little ways off, but I will be sharing information in the coming weeks about summer options for students.  Just as it was the case last year, due to the issues the pandemic has created, the district is going to do as much as it can to provide options for students who either may need to recover grades or remediate.  Keep a lookout for more information.

Thanks again for another great week of work with your students and for the continued support.  Each of you is extremely appreciated for all that you do to help us make it through this year successfully.  Please enjoy the rest of your weekend and continue to be safe.  #OneStallion

Gary

From the Testing Office

 

From:             South County High School High School

Sent to:          Parents/Guardians of All Tenth Grade Students

Subject:          PSAT Accommodations and EL Supports in Grade 10

In April, South County High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the Preliminary SAT 10 (PSAT 10). General information about the test is available on the PSAT 10 testing update webpage, and we will share more specifics about PSAT 10 testing in the coming weeks. Final testing decisions will be based on health department guidance.

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT 10; however, the College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. The PSAT Accommodations Process webpage provides additional information, including accommodations input and consent forms.

English learners (ELs), as defined by state or federal policy, are eligible for testing supports on the PSAT 10. Unlike accommodations for students with disabilities, EL supports are temporary and can only be used on the test date for which they have been requested. The PSAT EL Supports Process webpage provides additional information, including accommodations input and consent forms.

To request new College Board accommodations and/or temporary EL supports, parents and guardians should return the corresponding input and consent forms to the school by February 12, 2021. 

If you have questions about PSAT accommodations or testing supports, please contact Telia Johnson, SSD Coordinator, at tmjohnson2@fcps.edu or Chris Bird, School Test Coordinator, at cwbird@fcps.edu.  When returning input and consent forms for accommodations or EL supports, please email to Telia Johnson at the email above.

    

Yearbook News and Make-Up Pictures

Underclassmen (9-11) Make-up and Retake Photos

This is the final day for students in grades 9-11 to retake or make-up their photos and be in the yearbook People section.

Underclass Portraits – Make-Ups and Retakes

Monday, February 22

Start - 8:00 am

End - 3:00 pm

Location – Theater

All students must sign up for an appointment time in order to have their pictures taken.  Use the form below to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4AA8AC2CA1F94-underclassmen1

Visit mylifetouch.com to order pictures.

Enter your Picture Day ID EVTQSM9FD

Order your perfect pakage and don't worry about returning anything on Picture Day!

 

Senior Picture Sessions- FINAL

All seniors should have been scheduled for a photo session time (see attached list).  These were communicated on the Senior page, on the student news, as well as in English classes.  Students who were not included can schedule a time by following the directions below:

Call 410-644-7700 as soon as possible (like today) and Press 1.  Then, tell them you want to schedule a photography session on February 16 between 2-8 p.m. They will ask you what kind of session you want (just a yearbook sitting, or do you want other photos taken as well?)  These sessions are at Lifetouch's Annandale location, which is Fire Station 8, 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Va 22003.  All students will have the option to use Lifetouch clothing, or their own clothing, or both for photo sessions.

These sessions keep going fast because so many people are trying to coordinate this.  If you cannot get a February 16th time, ask for the next available time, and please let Ms. Delinski (jldelinski@fcps.edu) know when you are scheduled so we can ensure your photo is in the yearbook.

Due to the large number of people trying to schedule photos and the constraints due to COVID, these time slots are incredibly difficult to schedule.  Please try to attend at your scheduled time. 

 

Ordering Yearbooks and Senior Ads

Yearbooks and Senior Ads are on sale at www.yearbookforever.com .  The only way to guarantee you have a book is to pre-order it online.  We may have extra books on sale at the end of the year, but can not guarantee it.  Last year we sold out, so if you want a book, buy now.

Senior ads will continue to be sold until space runs out.  We currently have filled about half the senior ad space. They can also be bought at www.yearbookforever.com

 

Sharing Pictures

The yearbook is relying heavily on pictures from the community this year, and we really want to represent as many people as possible.  If you would like to share photos with the book (especially if you haven’t done so yet), you can email them to Ms. Delinski directly at jldelinski@fcps.edu.  Or you can upload them at www.yearbookforever.com, go to South County’s page, and click “Community Upload.”  Our access code is SOCO2021

 

From the PTSO

PTSO Scholarships

The South County High School PTSO is pleased to offer achievement-based scholarships to well-rounded graduating seniors pursuing full-time higher education at a two or four-year college or university or technical/vocational institute. These scholarships are available to PTSO members or children of PTSO members, and award amounts will be $500 each. Student and/or student’s parent/guardian must be a paid member of the South County High School PTSO by April 23 2021. To verify membership status, log in to your account using the “Membership Toolkit” app or go to https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/home. Any questions can be directed to Melinda Fortunato at  melindafortunato@gmail.com. 

 

Senior Yard Signs

Yard signs are for sale. Log into https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/home to buy your yard sign today! Orders will be accepted until the end of April.

 

Upcoming Events- All Are Welcome!

 

PTSO Membership Meeting: February 22nd at 7pm. Click on the here to join the meeting via Zoom.

ANGP meeting: February 24th at 7pm. Click here to join.

Principal Coffee: March 12th at 9am. Click here to join.

 

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Fall Sports Meet the Coach Night

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Fall Sports Meet the Coach Night January 25, 2021

 

The Activities Office will be holding our annual Fall Sports Meet the Coach Night on January 25, 2021 . A general session for all students and families will begin at 7 pm, followed by breakout sessions by sport at 8 pm. Please pre-register to receive the virtual link HERE if your child is interested in trying out for the following fall sports: Football, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross County, Golf, or Dance. To help us prepare for the evening, you may submit any questions you have HERE.  

 

As a reminder, to try out for any sport at South County HS, all students must submit to the Activities Office a completed VHSL Physical Form dated after May 2020 and completed the  *NEW* Online Activity Registration.

 

We look forward to seeing you virtually!

 

The Activities Office

  

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This Week In Stallion Sports

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  This Week in Stallion Sports: PRESENTED BY: Springfield Lorton Dental Group

 

Schedule:

  • Jan 18 – No Play date
  • Jan 19 – Gymnastics @ West Potomac – 6:00pm 
  • Jan 20 – Boy’s Bball v Woodson – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

                        Girl’s Bball @ Woodson – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

  •  Jan 21 – Girl’s Var Bball @ Robinson – 7:30pm
  • Jan 22 – Girl’s Bball v West Springfield – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

                        Boy’s Bball @ West Springfield – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

                        Swim/Dive v Fairfax (South Run) – 6:30pm

                        Wrestling @ Edison - 6pm 

  • Jan 23 – Gymnastics v Chant/Hern/Mad – 10am (Senior Night)     

                        Winter Track @ Robinson – 10am

                       Girl’s Bball @ Oakton – 11am/1:00/3:00pm

                       Boy’s Bball v Oakton – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

 

About our sponsor:

Springfield Lorton Dental Group is committed to providing you the best dental care with the latest technology in a fun, pleasant environment. With two convenient offices in Springfield and Lorton, we offer both preventive and restorative treatments including dental cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, bonding, implants, custom veneers, teeth whitening, and Invisalign® braces. To learn more about our full array of dental services, please visit us at: https://www.springfieldlortondental.com/

 

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Weekly News From South County High School

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From The Principal

Family,

Here we are, almost smack dab at the midpoint of the year.  I have to say that the time has flown since the beginning of the year, and yet I am totally exhausted!  But I know that there is still work to do, so I am up for the challenge and promise to return to work on Tuesday.  Our student body has been awesome as they have been patient and committed to making the best of this year.  Their resilience has been remarkable and I am so proud of all they have accomplished so far in the year. 

Speaking of accomplishments, it was great to see so many students come up to the building on Monday to pick up their Honor Roll Certificates, Academic Letters and pins.  Over 300 students were on school grounds, and while I knew that we were still in the midst of virtual learning, seeing so many students was a close runner up to them being back!

One of this week’s big shout outs goes to our students who are involved in our TV Production class.  This group of students has kept the student body and staff informed with the latest news about anything South County HS.  It is difficult enough to put together a show when students are in the building together. Imagine the coordination and collaboration it takes to put together that same show when everyone is in a different physical space.  Each news show has been outstanding and professionally done. Ms. Jennifer Delinski deserves a great deal of credit as the instructor, but the students make the show and therefore, we are going to shower them with the praise this week. 

The other one goes to all of our coaches.  Our coaches have been afforded the opportunity to engage face to face with our students to allow them to participate in something the students love to do.  This group has stepped up in so many ways to ensure that every opportunity is met with a “yes” and to make the opportunities safe and welcome to all who wish to participate.  At a time when our students may have been made to feel totally disenfranchised due to the limitations placed on them by the pandemic, this group of adults has taken advantage of these opportunities to bring our students in close to the Family and to give them as much normalcy as possible.

Last week I discussed how important it is to have our students in leadership to have diverse points of view and to be representative of all of the students we have in our building.  Well I am extending that conversation to include that consideration to our students who are in our honors and AP program areas.  This past week the counselors have been engaging students about course explanations and advising them as to what they may be best suited for.  I bring this up  to say that once again, it is quite important and necessary to ensure that our students at all levels of learning experience multiple points of view and perspectives as they learn their content and as teachers do more to make the learning relevant and to pull in more of the student experiences.  So I am encouraging you all to encourage your students to take a chance with some more rigorous content, while at the same time not having them pile too much on their plates.  The balance is critical, especially coming off of this year. 

I want to share that I am aware that not only is this a less than normal year, I also know that this less than normal year has truly impacted some of our students’ performance.  But this is the case for students all over the nation; in fact the world.  Our students, while definitely dealing with the constant change and differences in how instruction is being delivered,  are exactly where they should be right now considering the fact that we are in a pandemic, just experienced an insurrection, and have been literally ripped from just about all social normality.  We should be happy that our students still log on and are still with us.  Many of our students and families can find themselves trying to compare themselves to last year’s students or even worse, the year before when we had a full “normal” year.  I know for a fact that students are learning at the same clip as other students not only in other FCPS schools, as well as in schools across the county.  Students everywhere have struggled, rebounded, struggled, rebounded, and so have our students.  I say all of this to say that as we continue to find ways to support them, we have to avoid placing unnecessary pressures on them to do more.  They are doing all they can right now and we are all proud of them.    

Here are a few tidbits of information that we have recently been given about safety protocols that we are putting in place as we prepare for the return to school.

It is very important that all students who are returning to school have already had their Health Consent Form completed.  Without it, school staff is required to take the student’s temperature and have them fill out a health questionnaire every day prior to entering the building. 

Students should ensure they have an appropriate mask, and that they are wearing it properly prior to entering the building each day.  Please know that the gator masks (the sleeves) must be at least two ply.  Single ply gator masks will not be allowed to be worn. 

Further we ask that any student who is not feeling well, is kept home.  Not only are we concerned about the transferring of germs, we are also concerned about the emotional state that simple coughs and sneezes create in public areas these days.  Each student is responsible for protecting themselves and others from the spread of this virus and I expect that everyone will do their part. 

Because our 9th grade students, as well as our students new to South County have not been in our building as students before, we are in the process of working through details to provide an hour-long orientation for these students.  This will consist of some quick introductions and a tour of the building.  We want all students to be able to navigate the building efficiently, so we believe that this orientation opportunity is very important for those new to our building. We plan to use our Stallion Ambassadors and/or our Leadership students to lead this orientation. 

Well that is all I have for you this week.  I will share that I have put together a short video that demonstrates what life is like for “the boss” when I am home alone.  I will only be sharing this with the student body, so if you want to get a look into the day in the life of the principal when Home Alone, you will have to ask them for permission. 😊  I hope that you have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing rest of this so needed long weekend.  Continue to take care of one another, and stay safe.  I will see you on the other side!  #OneStallion

Gary

 

From Student Services

Week of January 4th — Academic Days of Emphasis

Teachers will meet individually with students during class to discuss course level options.

Friday, January 8­th — Virtual Curriculum and Electives Fair goes live 

 

Grade Level Curriculum Orientation

School counselors will meet with students in large groups to present information about course offerings, sequencing, prerequisites for specific courses, and graduation requirements.  

  • January 12 @ 9:15am

Rising 9th grade (Middle School)

  • January 8th virtually during Advisory

Rising 12th grade

  • February 12th virtually during Advisory

Rising 11th grade

  • February 26th virtually during Advisory

Rising 10thgrade

 

Academic Advising Conferences

School counselors meet individually with their students to assist them in exploring their academic and postsecondary/career goals.  Students will review their transcripts and select their courses for next school year.

  • Monday, January 11 through Friday, January 29

Rising 12th grade (by appointment)

Clean up week of February 1 through USVA

  • Tuesday, February 16 through Wednesday, February 24

Rising 11th grade (PE)

  • Tuesday, March 2 through Wednesday, March 10

Rising 10th grade (PE)

 

From the PTSO

White House Ornaments- Get them before they are gone!

We have reduced the price of these ornaments to $18.00 There are only 12 left in inventory and we need to sell them all.

Visit https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com to order. All proceeds benefit the 2021 ANGP. Inquiries

can be directed to Jennifer Megan at JMegan2560@aol.com or Dawn Martinos at DAMartinos@fcps.edu.

 

General Membership Meeting

The PTSO will be having a general membership meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Click here to join the meeting. All are welcome.

 

PTSO Membership

Please become a PTSO member!  Our biggest source of financial support is membership dues.  You can join online here:  https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/home   (This same site has a calendar of PTSO/school events to which you can subscribe, lists volunteer opportunities, and lets you buy other things from us as well, like White House Christmas ornaments and car magnets.)

Finally, we use several methods to keep in touch; please follow us or sign up with at least one of the following.

Our app: Look for "Membership Toolkit" in the Apple Store or Google Play Store. This is an amazing app that allows you to look at any email the PTSO sends out as well of pull up calendar events.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoCoPTSO

PTSO general page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SouthCountyHighSchoolPTSO/

PTSO Military Connections on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2103122980014708/

 

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This Week In Stallion Sports

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This Week in Stallion Sports:

PRESENTED BY:

Back in Motion Physical Therapy

 

Schedule:

  • Jan 11 – Boy’s Bball v Robinson – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

                        Girl’s Bball @ Robinson – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

 

  • Jan 12 – Var Wrestling v Robinson/Mt Vernon – 6:00pm   
  • Jan 13 – Girl’s Bball v Fairfax – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

                        Boy’s Bball @ Fairfax – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

 

  • Jan 14 – Gymnastics @ West Springfield – 6:00pm 
  • Jan 15 – Boy’s Bball v Lake Braddock – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

                        Swim/Dive v Woodson (Lee District) – 8:30pm

                        Girl’s Bball @ Lake Braddock – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

  • Jan 16 – Wrestling v Falls Church/Marshall -9:00am

                          Winter Track v Lake Braddock-10:00am              

                          Gymnastics @ Robinson-10:00am               

                          Swim/Dive @ Robinson (South Run Rec Ctr) 6:30pm

 

About our sponsor:

Back in Motion Physical Therapy is a physical therapist owned private practice that treats patients of all ages with new or chronic conditions. Patients receive a full hour of comprehensive “One- on- One” care from one of our 17 knowledgeable, caring and licensed physical therapists. Visit us at https://backinmotionpt.com/ to learn more how we can partner with you on your road to recovery.

 

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Weekly News From South County High School

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From The Principal

Well after having been back for all of 4 days, it felt like we didn't really have a break due to all of the movement and adjustments to the plan to return to school. I am sure that we all have been put through enough changes recently that we might trade every holiday gift for a direct path to the return to school. Having said that, I want to give a huge shout out to the South County teaching staff for all of the work they have been doing to stay upright for our students and each other throughout this ordeal. Our teachers continue to be flexible and fluid as 90 degree and 180 degree turns continue to be thrown at them.  Our students are currently benefiting from their resolve and will continue to do so as we apply the valuable lessons and learning strategies from these experiences when we return to in-person instruction this year and beyond.  

I would like to say congratulations to all of our DECA students who competed in the Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs Competition at the district level recently.  DECA is a program that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.  Not only did we have a good showing, we had a large number of students who will be advancing to the state level competitions in the near future.  There are way too many to list here, but I would like to congratulate our students for carrying on a strong tradition of representing South County HS in DECA competitions!

At South County we pride ourselves in developing a strong Student Leadership program.  This is so important because our school is primarily driven by what our students need and want (they might not always think so, but we really are listening).  But in order to truly have a leadership group that represents the entire student body that serves every child, it must be diverse and rich with that diversity at every level.  Student voice is important and unless we hear from your children, we cannot say that we are addressing all of our students and their concerns.  

This week past Friday, students learned that the next year of Student Leadership development is about to be under way.  I am making a plea to you to help me ensure that every student is represented at some level by encouraging your child to at least attend either the interest meetings or to make contact with our Student Leadership teachers (Mrs. Kaitlyn Price and Mrs. Kelley Peck)  to find out how they can contribute to the growth of our learning and social community within the walls of South County.  I will continue to say that EVERY shared experience is valuable to the growth of every one of our students and staff members and without those shared experiences, we are all missing out on something.  So please charge your children; active leaders or future leaders to be a part of this growth process for us all!

Our Math Lab and Writing Lab are both continuing to offer opportunities for students to work with their peers (Honor Society Members) to receive tutoring.  These awesome opportunities are offered every Advisory Period and students get to work with someone that shares their student experience versus a teacher.  Studies have shown that students learn better from their peers than teachers when the same information is shared. So if you have a student who is struggling in either mathematics or with any writing assignment, please encourage them to attend a Math or Writing Lab for assistance.  

You should have heard that the phenomenal Food and Nutrition Services will be changing its processes from a daily pick up of grab and go meals to bulk meal pickup. Beginning Wednesday, January 27th, families will be able to pick up 7 days worth of meals on each Wednesday rather than making daily trips to receive meals.  This group of dedicated individuals has been on the job since March ensuring that our neediest community members are served with meals daily.  I am so grateful to be a part of a system that cares for Families the way FNS does!

If you are a Family who had a student who earned Honor Roll for the first quarter, or if your child earned an Academic Award Letter from last year, please see the information below from our PTSO.

I want to again thank each of you for hanging in there with us and your students as we work through this labyrinth caused by this pandemic.  The stop and go has been tough, and as soon as we are able to truly move forward, the South County staff will be prepared, because we are "Pivot Ready".  We are ensuring that we will operate at the highest levels as we apply the mitigation strategies to maintain the safest learning environment possible for our staff and students.  What I ask of those of you who are sending students to school is that you do your part by mandating safe routines at home, and not sending your students to school when they are feeling less than well.  We all have a responsibility in this and it is imperative that we all do our part.  I am committed and need you to be in this with me.  Besides, if a child comes to school sick and I in turn get sick, i will be too tired to send you these lovely messages.  (Thanks again for letting me be me 😊.)

As we get closer to the return, I will share more information about what we will be asking of your students.  Thank you once again for your continued support, the occasional funny email, and lastly for trusting your students with us.  We all truly appreciate your efforts to help us through this because you do understand just how tough this job can be.  Have a very safe and warm rest of the weekend and we will see you on the other side!  #OneStallion

Gary

From Student Services

Week of January 4th — Academic Days of Emphasis

Teachers will meet individually with students during class to discuss course level options.

Friday, January 8­th — Virtual Curriculum and Electives Fair goes live 

 

Grade Level Curriculum Orientation

School counselors will meet with students in large groups to present information about course offerings, sequencing, prerequisites for specific courses, and graduation requirements.  

  • January 12 @ 9:15am

Rising 9th grade (Middle School)

  • January 8th virtually during Advisory

Rising 12th grade

  • February 12th virtually during Advisory

Rising 11th grade

  • February 26th virtually during Advisory

Rising 10thgrade

 

Academic Advising Conferences

School counselors meet individually with their students to assist them in exploring their academic and postsecondary/career goals.  Students will review their transcripts and select their courses for next school year.

  • Monday, January 11 through Friday, January 29

Rising 12th grade (by appointment)

Clean up week of February 1 through USVA

  • Tuesday, February 16 through Wednesday, February 24

Rising 11th grade (PE)

  • Tuesday, March 2 through Wednesday, March 10

Rising 10th grade (PE)

 

Yearbook and Picture Information

Students in 9-11 grade who ordered pictures but have not picked them up, can get them from the main office during school days between 9-2 in the main office..

Students who have had their school photo taken but forgot to order, can do so by calling 800-736-4753. 

We are still in the process of scheduling retakes for 9-11 graders.

Senior Photo Sessions resume in January.  Seniors should watch the mail for scheduled times.

Yearbooks and Senior ads are currently on sale at www.yearbookforever.com

South County Athletic Booster Club

The South County Athletic Booster Club (SCABC) has created some great ways for the community to show your STALLION PRIDE. Order now STALLION STRONG yard signs, car magnets, and HOLIDAY spirit wear clothing. You can access ordering these items via the athletics website:  https://southcountyhs.rschoolteams.com/

Go Stallions!

South County Athletic Booster Club

  

From The Football Program

The Football program will be hosting a Chipotle fundraiser Monday 11 January 2021.

Elite programs deserve elite fundraising. We need EVERYONE’S support to help fund YOUR program for equipment, meals, swag etc. It does not get much easier than eating Chipotle.

Be sure to let the store know you are part of SCHS fundraising when ordering in-person or online so we get full credit! See the attachment to order online. Reminder — our online ordering code is: K972W8V

Please share with family and friends!!

 

From the PTSO

Academic Awards

Congratulations to all the 2019-2020 students who earned a GPA of 3.8 or higher.  Please except our heartfelt appreciation and recognition for your student’s outstanding achievement! While we wish we could have a formal ceremony to recognize them for their hard work, you can find a full list of recipients here organized by grade. We will be having a pickup for all Academic Awards next Monday, January 11th from 12:30-4:30pm. Awards can be picked up at Door 14. At this time this is the only pickup we will be having and ask that if you are unable to pick up that day, you have a friend/family member pick up for you.  

Honor Roll Certificates for the first quarter will also be available for pickup on this day.

Volunteer Help Needed

We need a few volunteers to help distribute Academic Awards next Monday.   Click here for the link to sign up! We appreciate you taking the time to help out.

PTSO Board Meeting

PTSO will be hosting a board meeting on Monday, January 11th at 7pm. Click here for the Zoom link.

PTSO Membership

Consider becoming a PTSO member!  Our biggest source of financial support is membership dues.  This year dues are down almost 70%. These dues are important to help fund Academic Awards, Spirit class shirts, club support and much more.

Login to https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/home to find out more. 

This same site has a calendar of PTSO/school events to which you can subscribe, lists volunteer opportunities, and lets you buy stallion walk of fame brick and car magnets.

Finally, we use several methods to keep in touch. Please follow us or sign up with at least one of the following:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoCoPTSO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthCountyHighSchoolPTSO

 

 

Time to order!

Graduation Items

Frames/T-Shirts/Portfolios

Order online at highschool.herffjones.com

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Current Bell Schedule Continuation

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As of January 6, 2021, FCPS is continuing to pause the plan to bring students and staff back into school buildings for in-person instruction at this time. Schools will continue to follow their current bell schedules.

https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

  

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Happy New Year

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From The Principal

Family,

Happy New Year and welcome to the home stretch of the 20-21 school year.  I hope that each of you had a restful and relaxing Holiday Season and more than anything else you remained healthy and safe.  I am happy to say that I was able to find my way back to the office after a few days away, and my key still worked! 

I wanted to drop you a quick message to let you know about some important dates that are right around the corner.  I have sent this message to your children already and figured I should probably clue you all in as well.  😊

Important Dates

January 4 - Teacher Prep Day

January 11- Teacher Prep Day

January 12- Revised Bell Schedule Begins

January 18 - No School - MLK Day

January 19 - Teacher Prep Day (*Tentative)

January 20 - No School - Inauguration Day

January 21 - Teacher Prep Day (*Tentative)

January 22 - End of 2nd Quarter - Early Release

January 25 - Teacher Workday

January 26 - Grades 9 and 12 Return into the Building (*Tentative)

February 2 - Grades 10 and 11 Return into the Building (*Tentative)

 

Teacher Prep Days - January 4 and 11: FCPS recently announced that January 4 and January 11 will be "Teacher Prep Days'' to prepare for the in-person return of students to school. Staff will have the days to prep for student return.

Revised Bell Schedule Begins January 12: FCPS recently announced that beginning on January 12, the bell schedules for all schools will be revised to address concerns regarding the proposed later bell schedules for elementary and proposed earlier start times for middle school.

The revised bell schedule for high schools is 8:20am - 2:50pm. The revised bell schedule will be:

Period 1/2 8:20-9:40

Period 3/4 9:50-11:10

A Lunch 11:20-11:50

B Lunch 12:05-12:35

C Lunch 12:50-1:20

Period 5/6 12:00-1:20

Period 7/8 1:30-2:50

 

Due to the fact that we will have 2 weeks of school where students will not be in the building and that currently there is no need for the different lunches, we will be assigning all students to the “A Lunch” through January 22nd.  This means that every student will have lunch from 11:20am to 12:00pm.  We will assign all students to a lunch in the coming weeks, and they will have their lunch break at their prescribed time and that change will go into effect on January 26th.

Monday’s have been days where students have been able to check in with teachers and also to be able to have attendance taken. Mondays will no longer be check in opportunities for students for help unless teachers tell your child otherwise. But you will still use this day to check in for attendance purposes, so continue to do this.

Lastly, our fabulous PTSO parents have graciously offered to handle the dissemination of the 1st Quarter honor Roll Certificates, and the Academic Award Letters.  These items will be available for pickup on Monday, January 11th.  Families may come to the building and retrieve their certificate and/or Academic Letter at Entrance 14 between the hours of 12:30pm – 4:30pm. 

Some short message huh?  Just look at it as me missing chatting with you all.  Have a wonderful evening.  Please take care and continue to be safe!  #One Stallion

Gary

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This Week In Stallion Sports

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  This Week in Stallion Sports:

PRESENTED BY:

Crosspointe Animal Hospital

 

Schedule:

  • Jan 4 – Freshmen Girl’s Bball @ Chantilly – 4:30pm

   Boy’s Bball vs Hayfield – postponed

   Var Girl’s Bball @ Hayfield - postponed

  • Jan 5 – Gymnastics vs Ffx/LB/WTW – 6pm

   Wrestling @ Fairfax – postponed

  • Jan 6 – Girl’s Bball v Woodson – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm
    •    Boy’s Bball @ Woodson – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm
  • Jan 8 – Boy’s Bball v West Springfield – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm   Wrestling @ Lewis – 6pm
    •    Swim/Dive @ Lake Braddock (South Run Rec Ctr) – 6:30pm
    •    Girl’s Bball @ West Springfield – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm
  • Jan 9 – Swim/Dive v West Springfield (South Run Rec Ctr) – 6:30pm
  •    Indoor Track v Fairfax – 10:00am

 

About our sponsor:

Crosspointe Animal Hospital is proud to serve the pet community of South County and beyond. Our veterinary staff is committed to the health of your pets whether they are coming in for wellness care and vaccinations, various pet surgeries, dental care, or diagnostic treatments.

To learn more about our practice and comprehensive services please visit us at: https://www.crosspointeanimalhospital.com/

 

 

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Winter Event Live Streaming

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Winter Event Live Streaming

 

South County Community—

The activities office is excited to share that we will live stream all winter events taking place at South County! Please subscribe via YouTube Live to our Stallion Nation Network. Each event will begin streaming live 15 minutes before the start of action!

 

The Activities Office  

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This Week in Stallion Sports

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  This Week in Stallion Sports:

PRESENTED BY:

Lanzaro Dental - Peter Lanzaro, DDS

 

Schedule:

  • Dec 23 – Girl’s Bball v West Potomac – JV-5:00/Varsity-6:30pm

     Boy’s Bball @ West Potomac – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

  • Dec 29 – Var Wrestling v Justice/West Potomac – 10:00am

     Girl’s Bball v Langley – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

     Boy’s Bball @ Langley – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

  • Dec 30 – JV Wrestling @ Justice – 9:00am
  • Jan 2 – Indoor Track v Fairfax – 10:00am

 

About our sponsor:

From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Peter Lanzaro, DDS is equipped to handle all your dental needs. At Lanzaro Dental, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. https://www.dentistfairfaxstation.com

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Weekly News From South County High School

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From The Principal

Family,

 

I can’t believe that we are at the Winter Break already.  When we began this journey this year, I thought that this would be the longest year of my career.  But just like most other years, the students and the teachers have made the difficult times not only bearable, but in many instances fun and more memorable than any other year.  Students have persevered, teachers have found a way, and our Families have been the strongest supporters I have ever had a privilege to work with and for.  It is without a doubt that without each other, this would have been a tough pill to swallow.  So for all each of you has done to help create a special year, thank you. 

As we depart from the building and the computers for the Winter Break, I am asking that staff and students do all they can to step away from the computers and to enjoy the break with Family and friends (safely).  I want them to use this break to relax and recharge because we still have a hill to climb as there is still another half of a year to complete; and who knows what is still  to come. 

Before I bid thee farewell for the year, here are a couple business items.

Student Parking

The message below our driving eligible child has received.  Unfortunately, due to restrictions in the form, only FCPS students are able to access the form. 

Student Parking

Effective January 6, 2021 we will begin accepting Student parking applications for the 2020-2021 school year at no cost for ALL students with a current driver’s license. Please complete the online Google Parking Application Form using this link:  https://forms.gle/EmFJq7XTSYHGMuuJ8. The form is time stamped and the information will be used to assign parking spaces on a first come first serve basis to include the first 129 spaces that have been designated as the “Senior Lot”.  A current school year permit will be required before parking any vehicle on school grounds and also, to avoid any parking citations. Please note that students with outstanding school fines or fees, including library fines, may NOT obtain a parking permit until the fines have been resolved.

School Bell Schedule

The district has settled upon start and end times for the different school levels.  The high school start and end times are 8:20am and 2:50pm.  These new times will begin on January 12th. Regardless of whether or not the Return To School date is pushed back or not.  The bell schedule will be as follows:

Period 1/2 – 8:20am – 9:40am

Period 3/4 – 9:50am – 11:10am

Period 5/6 – 11:20am – 1:20pm (lunches embedded)

Period 7/8 – 1:30pm – 2:50pm

Well that is all that I have right now. I will share more info about other Return To School stuff over the break (Yeah I know….. I’m not taking my own take a break advice).  On behalf of the entire South County High School faculty and staff, I wish you a safe, warm, and restful Holiday Break.  Share a hug with the Family for me and let them know that we will see them in the New Year!  #OneStallion

Gary

Yearbook and Picture Information

Students in 9-11 grade who ordered pictures but have not picked them up, can get them from the main office during school days between 9-2 in the main office after Winter Break.

Students who have had their school photo taken but forgot to order, can do so by calling 800-736-4753. 

We are still in the process of scheduling retakes for 9-11 graders.

Senior Photo Sessions resume in January.  Seniors should watch the mail for scheduled times.

Yearbooks and Senior ads are currently on sale at www.yearbookforever.com

South County Athletic Booster Club

The South County Athletic Booster Club (SCABC) has created some great ways for the community to show your STALLION PRIDE. Order now STALLION STRONG yard signs, car magnets, and HOLIDAY spirit wear clothing. You can access ordering these items via the athletics website:  https://southcountyhs.rschoolteams.com/

Go Stallions!

South County Athletic Booster Club

  

This Week in Stallion Sports

 Schedule:

  • Dec 23 – Girl’s Bball v West Potomac – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

                         Boy’s Bball @ West Potomac – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

  • Dec 29 – Var Wrestling v Justice/West Potomac – 10:00am

                         Girl’s Bball v Langley – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

                         Boy’s Bball @ Langley – 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

  • Dec 30 – JV Wrestling @ Justice – 9:00am
  • Jan 2 – Indoor Track v Fairfax – 10:00am

 

From the PTSO

Become a part of the Stallion Brick Wall of Fame!

This is a great opportunity to honor and celebrate your child’s SCHS experience—especially if you have a graduating senior!  The "Walk of Fame" is located inside the SCHS Football Stadium, surrounding the Stallion statues by the concession stand. Funds raised from the brick sales support the PTSO.  Order your brick at https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com.

 

Lorton Holiday Extravaganza Online Marketplace

The Lorton Holiday Extravaganza Online Marketplace to benefit the PTSO and the Class of 2021 has been extended through December!

Please have all your friends and family shop during the holiday season! We are adding news items every day! And we are adding prizes for those who like and share our page!  Go to: https://www.facebook.com/LortonHolidayExtravaganza

 

White House Ornaments- Get them before they are gone!

SCPTSO is continuing its tradition of selling the Annual White House Ornament to benefit the All Night Grad Party. Visit https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com for online ordering. Inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Megan at JMegan2560@aol.com or Dawn Martinos at DAMartinos@fcps.edu. 

 

PTSO Social Media Fundraiser

Help the PTSO earn donations! State Farm agent Casey Whitmarsh will donate a $1 for every 'like' or follower he gets on his Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages! One person could earn the PTSO $3 just for liking and following Casey Whitmarsh! 

Facebook: @LortonSF

Twitter : @CWhitmarshSF

LinkedIn: search for Casey Whitmarsh

Finally, we use several methods to keep in touch; please follow us or sign up with at least one of the following.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoCoPTSO

PTSO general page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SouthCountyHighSchoolPTSO/

PTSO Military Connections on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2103122980014708/

PTSO craft fair on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SCHSCraftShow/

      

Time to order!

Graduation Items

Frames/T-Shirts/Portfolios

Order online at highschool.herffjones.com

Lorton Community Action Center

In Need of Help During These Difficult Times?

Do you know of someone in the area that may need help? Fairfax County has non-profits throughout the county that work in specific zip codes to help folks in need. In South County’s area, the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) provides food, emergency financial assistance and educational programs to help families and seniors in the community. You can learn more here: https://lortonaction.org/need-help/ 

  

MCHNY

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Weekly News From South County High School

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From The Principal

Family,

We have successfully completed another week of instruction and through all of this we continue to make gains in our instructional model.  Students continue to become more comfortable with the virtual environment.  We do know that this is not the ideal way for all or even most students to learn, but there are skills that are being developed that will prove to be valuable for our students in the future.  I was having a conversation with a parent this week and we talked about how difficult it has been for the adults to learn how to maneuver in this virtual environment because it was introduced to us so suddenly.  Next year, we will still employ some of these teaching and learning practices with students and they will be so much better prepared for it.  It is my vision that we will have the ability to, and make use of distance learning within our building by having multiple classrooms be able to engage in learning together in the virtual environment.  This will allow for student voices to be even more powerful and impactful as it will be shared with so many more of their peers and adults.  As we continue to take baby steps in our development of the use of these tools and resources, we are excited about the possibilities that exist in the future. Yeah, I know that I am getting ahead of myself, but a principal can dream can’t he?

Okay, so back to today…

As of Saturday, Group 3 reached seven consecutive days of cases exceeding our threshold and therefore must pause in-person instruction and return to virtual learning beginning Monday, December 14th.

Group 3 students are enrolled in the following programs/sites:

  • Elementary Comprehensive Services Sites (CSS)
  • Adapted Curriculum Programs
    • Enhanced Autism Classes (EAC)
    • Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Classes
    • Intellectual Disabilities Severe (IDS) Classes
    • Non-Categorial Elementary (NCE) – Adapted Curriculum
  • Key Center 
  • Kilmer Center 
  • Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) 
  • Recently-Arrived English Learners (ELs) in Grades 3-12 
  • I would like to publicly thank our staff and students who have been in the building working very well within the safety guidelines. Our CAT B and ESOL teachers and students have been outstanding through all of this and I just wanted to thank them for their diligence and commitment.  We will miss this group of staff and students being around.

While we are forced to move in the opposite direction of bringing students back into the building, our staff is still preparing for the eventual “reunion” of staff and students in the building.  We are feverishly looking at, and planning traffic patterns, lunch schedules, how our 9th graders and students new to our building will be oriented to our building, and working through our mitigation strategies in an effort to ensure the safest environment for both staff and students.  As we finalize processes like our traffic flow of the building, etc., we will send these processes home so that students are able to plan for expectations ahead of time. 

I want to be very transparent in stating that due to the fact that when we do return to the building so much will be riding on the adherence of health protocols, that we will be very, very tight on enforcing the mandated health procedures.  I am committed to our number one goal which is the safety of ALL staff and students and will not tolerate anyone who feels that it is okay to place others at risk.  We cannot expect that students will be able to be available for learning if they are forced to be even further concerned about their health because of individuals who choose not to follow our protocols.  I appreciate your support in advance of this stance (hey that rhymed!).

I would like to thank those of you who have been selected to serve in the role of Classroom Monitor upon our return.  While it may seem like a small thing to do, I wanted to say that I truly appreciated the time that each of you took to apply, interview, and deal with this process as a whole.  We were able to hire enough monitors to ensure our classes would be covered and students would be safe.  We even had to turn some people away due to the number of people who applied.  On top of that, we are one of few schools who are in a position to say that we have this task covered.  So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this additional investment into South County!

The Student Services Team has collaborated with students and teachers to bring a Virtual Wellness Week.  This after-school program will occur December 14th -18th from 3:30-4:30pm. Within this week, we hope students and staff are able to explore different methods of coping/stress reduction while continually focusing on total wellness.  For more information, please visit our wellness website: https://sites.googel.com/fcpsschools.net/schs-wellness-week/home.

As some of you know, South County is a central kitchen and the staff here provides meals to not only many of the surrounding schools, but also our community as a whole.  These outstanding employees and troopers arrive to our building at 5:00am and get meals ready and out for our students and community every day without fail.  I want to publicly thank these folks as well. They are doing great work and hardly ever get mentioned, and they most definitely deserve to.  So thank you Food and Nutrition Team for all of your hard work and dedication to our community!    

Below is an overview of the Winter Break meal service plans:

  • Friday, 12/18 -- Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch Grab & Go locations will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch
  • Monday, 12/21 -- Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch Grab & Go locations will not distribute any meals  
  • Tuesday, 12/22 -- Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch Grab & Go locations will offer 14-day meal kits  Meal Kits sites will offer 14-day meal kits
  • Wednesday, 12/23 through Friday, 1/1/21 -- No food service
  • Monday, 1/4/2021 -- Bus routes delivering breakfast and lunch will resume daily service
  • Tuesday, 1/5/2021 -- Grab & Go locations resume daily meal distribution
  • Wednesday, 1/6/2021 -- Sites that distribute 7-day meal kits resume

I would like to give a huge shout out to our custodial staff who continues to create a safe and welcoming environment through the maintaining of our grounds.  We had a safety team come through to evaluate the mitigation strategies that we are employing in the building to ensure a safe health environment for our staff and students and the highlight of their feedback was the work that the custodial staff was doing to make sure sanitization was taking place.  This is yet another unsung group of professionals who work behind the scenes to make our Family’s home a place we can be proud to come to every day!

It is important that every once in a while students ensure that their computers get the required updates from the county.  To do this, students can take their computers up to any FCPS school and from the parking lot, they should restart the computer there.  Students should restart a minimum of three times in order to receive all the necessary updates. If in the case they are still having issues  please submit a ticket for help here: https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Student parking fees will be waived for FY 2021.  Although no parking fees will be collected, we will follow our normal procedures for the issuance of parking passes.  We will be putting out specific information about South County’s process sometime next week.

For planning purposes, I would like to share that the building will be open for limited hours during the winter break.  Phones will be monitored from 9:30am – 12:00pm.  I know that this is a slim window, but I am really trying to have staff take some sort of break. 

Don’t forget that you can nominate a South County faculty or staff member as an Outstanding member of our Family. You may complete the nominations through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCdeK1V0OeytPjRiZfQ7OUkwMf5wGytmdIDa7TtwqdeJ-dGA/viewform.  Nominations are due December 13th by 11:59pm.

Well that is all that I have for you this week.  I am sure you are saying, “Well isn’t that enough?”  Yes it is.  Thanks again for another great week of supporting your students and our teachers.  Thanks for the kind messages that you have shared with your children’s teachers, and also for sharing with us those things that weren’t so great.  It’s the only way we get better…. but please don’t feel the need to make us better all at once. 😊  I am blessed to be here and to have you as a Family member.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and continue to be safe.  #OneStallion

Gary

Student Pictures

Student pictures have arrived for 9-11th graders who ordered them from Lifetouch.

Photo packets can be picked up at South County HS on Monday, December 14 from 9-3 p.m. at door 15.

Please bring your receipt or an email with your order.

Please wear a mask for pick-up.

 

From the Theatre Department

The South County HS Theatre Department is proud to present Home for the Ha Ha Holidays, a virtual performance featuring members of our Theatre Sports team, performances by Theatre Arts students, and much more! The performance will be on Friday, December 18th at 7 pm. To reserve your virtual space, please fill out this form. A link will be sent to you a half hour prior to the performance. Please feel free to share the flyer to social media pages to help spread the word! Please click here to watch a short video about the performance. Any questions? Please contact Molly Rumberger at mdrumberger@fcps.edu.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Moment for December

 

Stallion Family,

Winter approaches and as we prepare for the holidays and winter break from school, it is important to be mindful of the increased risks of substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. These symptoms are susceptible to increase due to rising COVID-19 numbers, winter blues also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), social isolation, decreased physical activity, and increased stress. More information on these topics can be found using the following links:

*SAD https://tinyurl.com/winterbluesandsad

*Social Isolation (CDC Parent Resources) https://tinyurl.com/parentresourcekit

*Physical Activity https://tinyurl.com/WHOexercise

*Holiday Stress https://tinyurl.com/MayoClinicHolidayStressand

                           https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/this-holiday-season.pdf

*Teenage Holiday Drinking: https://www.alcohol.org/statistics-information/holiday-binge-drinking/

 

Mindfulness Moment

The routines of most families have changed, schedules are busier, and many are overwhelmed. Mindfulness is helpful to decompress and to focus on the present instead of the past or uncertain future. Taking a few minutes to notice and accept your thoughts, emotions, or physical sensations can help you recharge and face the moment or whatever the day holds for you and your family. Here are a few mindfulness activities for parents, caregivers, and frontline workers that you may try alone or with your children:

 

*Five Senses: https://tinyurl.com/5senseexercise

*4-4-4-4 Box Breathing: https://youtu.be/aPYmZOhJF5Q

*Repeat a Positive Affirmation: https://tinyurl.com/COVIDAffirmations

*Six Steps to Deal with Emotions (acceptance to letting go): https://tinyurl.com/sixstepsemotions

*Mindfulness Instrumental Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ozb9cgwMcl2SDWK4SLRp8

*Gratitude Mindfulness Hunt: https://tinyurl.com/gratitudehunt

 

Permanent Safe Drug Disposal Locations 

  • Health Department Link for Safe Drug Disposal (with map of permanent drop-off locations, including pharmacies, police stations, fire stations, clinics, etc.):

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/drug-disposal

  • Link with Location Search field where one can enter their zip code to find closest drop-off locations for unused meds:

           https://apps2.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e1s1

 

Vaping Initiative

The Fairfax County Health Department, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and Fairfax County Public Schools have partnered to implement the Truth Initiative’s This is Quitting program.  This is Quitting is a teen and young adult-focused vaping cessation text messaging program based on the best scientific evidence from the tobacco cessation literature.  For more information about the program, click here.

 

The Community Services Board (CSB) is still providing general mental health and substance abuse services. Their information can be found by clicking HERE.

 

Please contact me for additional vaping, substance abuse and mental health support. For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness: (571) 423-4270 or by visiting our website by clicking HERE.

 

Best Regards,

Catric Marshall, MSMHC., LRIC

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

cwhaleymarsh@fcps.edu

 

Yearbook Info and Links for Seniors   Senior Portrait Information

When will my portrait session be?  

We apologize for the change and the frustration it may have caused; however, this change will allow all students to choose whether or not to use Lifetouch’s drapes, tux, caps, and gowns for their senior pictures.

Information will be sent out soon and families should watch their mail over the next week for their new appointment time.

Thank you for your patience as we try to navigate this unique time.

 

How do I choose which picture goes into the yearbook? 

Once students take their pictures, they will receive information about how to order pictures and how to choose a yearbook pose.  Students can also choose a yearbook pose to submit, by filling out the google form here: https://forms.gle/B5SWmmrqGwMi75Gh8

What if I want to submit my own picture?  DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAD YOUR PICTURE TAKEN BY LIFETOUCH

Students who do not want to have their picture taken by Lifetouch but would like to be in the yearbook need to submit a portrait in either a drape or tux, or a neutral black or white top.  The picture should be on a solid color background.  Submit the photos by following the directions below:

  1. Go to https://yearbookforever.com/
  2. Type in South County High School
  3. Click ‘Shop the Store”
  4. Click “Community Upload” at the top of the page.
  5. Use the Code “SOCO2021”
  6. Upload your portrait.
  7. Click “This is a portrait”
  8. In the comments box, type in the full name of the individual in the picture.  No nicknames please.
  9. Submit your photo.
  Purchasing Yearbooks and Senior Ads

Yearbooks and Senior Ads can be purchased online:

Yearbook

 

Sharing Photos

The yearbook is looking for photos! If you would like to share

photos of your activities use the link for purchasing yearbooks

(above), Click on Community Upload, and then enter the Code

SOCO2021

If you have any questions regarding yearbook or school pictures, please contact Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu

  

Stallion Spirit Store (Kiosk) goes Virtual!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is back and now open virtually! Items are available to order online through a Google Form with invoicing to follow after order is fulfilled. All items can be shipped directly to your home for a fee or pick up can be arranged at the school. To order items, please use this link - Stallion Spirit Store.

Visit our website and please consider giving us feedback on new merchandise options!

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory and review financial records. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios. This year, the students will still review the financial records and inventory while virtual as well as create promotions and research new merchandise options.

   

From the Library

Curbside Pickup

Does your student need a print book for class or personal reading? South County HS Library has curbside and contactless pickup of library books on Mondays 8am-2:30pm. Please see the 24/7 Blackboard South County HS Library Course for details on how to request and pick up books. Masks must be worn when picking up books.

Students with overdue books from last school year are being emailed and asked to respond either Yes, I still have the book and can return it to the main entrance of the school, OR No, I do not have the book. Please ask your student(s) to login to their library account and check if they have any books from last year. Directions to do this will be in the email that they receive if they have an overdue book.

Virtual Librarian Support

Does your student need book recommendations, homework support, research help on assignments, or help proofreading their assignments? They can schedule a virtual meeting with one of the librarians for support. Please email Ms. Strong or Mrs. Muir for assistance.

Please contact Emily Strong erstrong@fcps.edu or Lisa Muir lkmuir@fcps.edu with any questions. 

    

South County Athletic Booster Club

The South County Athletic Booster Club (SCABC) has created some great ways for the community to show your STALLION PRIDE. Order now STALLION STRONG yard signs, car magnets, and HOLIDAY spirit wear clothing. You can access ordering these items via the athletics website:  https://southcountyhs.rschoolteams.com/

Go Stallions!

South County Athletic Booster Club

  

From the PTSO

Become a part of the Stallion Brick Wall of Fame!

This is a great opportunity to honor and celebrate your child’s SCHS experience—especially if you have a graduating senior!  The "Walk of Fame" is located inside the SCHS Football Stadium, surrounding the Stallion statues by the concession stand. Funds raised from the brick sales support the PTSO.  Order your brick at https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com.

 

Lorton Holiday Extravaganza Online Marketplace

The Lorton Holiday Extravaganza Online Marketplace to benefit the PTSO and the Class of 2021 has been extended through December!

Please have all your friends and family shop during the holiday season! We are adding news items every day! And we are adding prizes for those who like and share our page!  Go to: https://www.facebook.com/LortonHolidayExtravaganza

 

White House Ornaments- Get them before they are gone!

SCPTSO is continuing its tradition of selling the Annual White House Ornament to benefit the All Night Grad Party. Visit https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com for online ordering. Inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Megan at JMegan2560@aol.com or Dawn Martinos at DAMartinos@fcps.edu. 

 

PTSO Social Media Fundraiser

Help the PTSO earn donations! State Farm agent Casey Whitmarsh will donate a $1 for every 'like' or follower he gets on his Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages! One person could earn the PTSO $3 just for liking and following Casey Whitmarsh! 

Facebook: @LortonSF

Twitter : @CWhitmarshSF

LinkedIn: search for Casey Whitmarsh

Finally, we use several methods to keep in touch; please follow us or sign up with at least one of the following.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoCoPTSO

PTSO general page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SouthCountyHighSchoolPTSO/

PTSO Military Connections on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2103122980014708/

PTSO craft fair on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SCHSCraftShow/

      

Time to order!

Graduation Items

Frames/T-Shirts/Portfolios

Order online at highschool.herffjones.com

Lorton Community Action Center

In Need of Help During These Difficult Times?

Do you know of someone in the area that may need help? Fairfax County has non-profits throughout the county that work in specific zip codes to help folks in need. In South County’s area, the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) provides food, emergency financial assistance and educational programs to help families and seniors in the community. You can learn more here: https://lortonaction.org/need-help/ 

  

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Outstanding South County HS Staff

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From The Principal

Family,

 

I hope this message finds you all safe and well.  I am going to just try and break my record of three messages last week and hit you with a few more than that this week.  You all keep saying that you like to read these things.  I am sure by Sunday you will be forced to tell me the truth!

This one is actually for a good reason and it will allow you to have some say, (not that say that other say I have promised in the past though). This time it's real say!

Each year, we have the opportunity to select members among our staff to represent South County High School as an Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Professional Employee and Outstanding Operational Employee.  Please consider nominating a staff member for one of the following categories.  All nominations are due by December 13.  You may complete the nominations through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCdeK1V0OeytPjRiZfQ7OUkwMf5wGytmdIDa7TtwqdeJ-dGA/viewform

 

Thank you all in advance for your efforts to recognize some of our outstanding Family members!  Have a great rest of the day!  #OneStallion

Gary

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
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Weekly News From South County High School

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From The Principal

Family,

I hope this message finds each of you safe and well.  This is the third time this week I have had the opportunity to touch base with you to some degree and I have to say that my fingers are tired!  I did have a great time putting together the Honor Roll Ceremony presentation. In looking over the names that went into the presentation, I was able to say, “AWWW” quite a few times.  I know, a bit mushy, but hey this is the virtual world I am living in and I have to share it this way!  I truly enjoyed the time I had with those families who were able to make it to the Parent Coffee Friday morning.  And I will reiterate what I shared there, that I am truly grateful for each of you allowing me to be me in this role.  I really would have a problem not telling a joke or two when we were together, and that would likely make me a crabby guy at home.  So the wife and kids thank you! 

Now I will be the first to say that I do enjoy sending these messages to you all because again, I get to be me and I have heard that the messages are appreciated.  But this week, I had a bunch of help.  One of our students, Warisha Hussain submitted information.  Not only is it valuable information, but it also shows the level of buy-in that our students have in this learning process, as well as how much they believe in our Family!  The only downside to this incredible work that she has done is that one, she does not write with nearly the humor I do, and two, I am being forced to share my limelight!  But for this, I am surely willing to do so. So without further ado, here are the messages from Warisha!

 SAT Course:

The Math Honor Society and National Honor Society are pairing up to implement a 13-week free SAT Math Preparation program through the club! The first several weeks are devoted to reviewing different topics on the SAT Math Section, with notes followed by practice problems that will be conducted by both teachers and stellar student tutors. The last few weeks will consist of practice SAT Math Tests; this is a great way for students to experience a proctored environment even in a virtual setting so they may prepare for test day! All practice and testing materials are extracted from College Board and verified SAT Prep books. We will begin in January. Join our Google Classroom for more information!: 5hcltm5. 

Choir Concert:

This past year has been a challenge for our performing arts department, but distance cannot stop them from making music together in the comfort of their own homes! Our South County High School Choral Department enjoyed a live Fall Concert -- House of SOCO -- via Google Meets on October 30th! If you missed it, please enjoy this video that’s been compiled of the night’s performers.   https://youtu.be/_a6Qx6mU2po 

Thanksgiving Video

Happy Thanksgiving from the South County Choral Department! We are so amazed and grateful for our South County teachers. Despite virtual roadblocks, they have worked diligently to ensure that our students feel educated, understood, and most importantly, cared for. The choral students performed Good Job by Alicia Keys, contributing to a virtual choir video to honor their teachers' hard work and guidance. https://youtu.be/SPs5gr3YyCA 

I want to again thank Warisha as well as the other students involved in both the honor societies and the choral department for their efforts to sustain our Family culture at South County.  I want to further thank the teachers and students who have also done outstanding work with school spirit, club involvement, and community service. South County is definitely blessed with some serious and generous talent!

In academic news, we will be moving away from doing grade changes that are reflected in SIS.  With the rolling gradebook, families are able to see  submissions of work from previous grading periods in the gradebook.  These changes do not translate automatically to the SIS report, or a transcript/report card.  Quarter grades are not reported to post-secondary institutions with exception to instances where a senior elects to send 1st quarter grades forward.  The other time when we will commit to doing grade changes are when it may impact the honor roll (within a week of the closing of the quarter) or if a student is changing schools so that the receiving school will have the correct grades since the gradebook does not follow the student. In any instance, all grade changes will need to be initiated by the student/family. 

Finally, as a heads up, students and families may be seeing some additional changes in grading policies/practices that could positively impact student grades coming from the district leadership.  I am mentioning this to you hesitantly because I do not have any real details at this time.  But I did want you to know that the district is continuing to try to find ways to look out for the academic and social emotional well being of our students. 

Thank you once again for providing me with and supporting me in this opportunity to serve in this role.  I know that I say this often, but I don’t take for granted of what the gravity of being a leader can have; especially during these times with your most valuable assets.  So, take a moment to think about something good your child has done and tell them about it.  Hug them for me, grin, and don’t tell them why (my favorite).  And lastly, make sure they are taking care of themselves and one another during this pandemic by masking up, and staying socially distanced.  I look forward to seeing you all in the other side.  #OneStallion

Gary

Winter Sports Tryout Information December 7, 2020

 

Boys Basketball:

Varsity/JV: 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Check-in at SCHS, 3:15pm outside Door 12)

Freshman: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Check-in at SCHS, 5:45pm outside Door 12)

  Girls Basketball (**CHANGE in location**):

Junior Varsity: 4:00pm – 5:15pm (Check-in at Laurel Hill Elementary, 3:45pm outside Door 4)

Varsity: 5:30pm – 6:45pm (Check-in at Laurael Hill Elementary, 5:15pm outside Door 4)

Freshman: 7:00pm – 8:15pm (Check-in at Laurel Hill Elementary, 6:45pm outside Door 4)

 

Directions for Laurel Hill Elementary: Park on the left side of the school

  • Walkthrough the playground gate
  • Check-in outside of Door 4

 

To tryout, your student:

Resources:

 

The Activities Office

Virtual Tag Day

South County HS Performing Arts VIRTUAL Tag Day : Nov. 2-Dec. 6. We can’t knock on your door this year, but we still need your support! To donate via PayPal or Credit Card, visit: www.schsbands.org .  To Mail donations, make checks payable to SCHS BAND BOOSTERS and mail to SCHS – Attn. Kevin Engdahl, 8501 Silverbrook Rd. Lorton, VA 22079. All donations directly support the SCHS Performing Arts Department. Thank you for your support. SCHS Band Boosters is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

 

Yearbook Info and Links for Seniors   Senior Portrait Information

When will my portrait session be?  

Senior photo sessions for next Monday and Tuesday have been rescheduled for January and will take place at the American Legion Post 176 in Springfield, Va.

We apologize for the change and the frustration it may cause; however, this change will allow all students to choose whether or not to use Lifetouch’s drapes, tux, caps, and gowns for their senior pictures.

Information will be sent out soon and families should watch their mail over the next week for their new appointment time.

Thank you for your patience as we try to navigate this unique time.

 

How do I choose which picture goes into the yearbook? 

Once students take their pictures, they will receive information about how to order pictures and how to choose a yearbook pose.  Students can also choose a yearbook pose to submit, by filling out the google form here: https://forms.gle/B5SWmmrqGwMi75Gh8

What if I want to submit my own picture?  DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAD YOUR PICTURE TAKEN BY LIFETOUCH

Students who do not want to have their picture taken by Lifetouch but would like to be in the yearbook need to submit a portrait in either a drape or tux, or a neutral black or white top.  The picture should be on a solid color background.  Submit the photos by following the directions below:

  1. Go to https://yearbookforever.com/
  2. Type in South County High School
  3. Click ‘Shop the Store”
  4. Click “Community Upload” at the top of the page.
  5. Use the Code “SOCO2021”
  6. Upload your portrait.
  7. Click “This is a portrait”
  8. In the comments box, type in the full name of the individual in the picture.  No nicknames please.
  9. Submit your photo.
  Purchasing Yearbooks and Senior Ads

Yearbooks and Senior Ads can be purchased online:

Yearbook

 

Sharing Photos

The yearbook is looking for photos! If you would like to share

photos of your activities use the link for purchasing yearbooks

(above), Click on Community Upload, and then enter the Code

SOCO2021

If you have any questions regarding yearbook or school pictures, please contact Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu

  

Stallion Spirit Store (Kiosk) goes Virtual!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is back and now open virtually! Items are available to order online through a Google Form with invoicing to follow after order is fulfilled. All items can be shipped directly to your home for a fee or pick up can be arranged at the school. To order items, please use this link - Stallion Spirit Store.

Visit our website and please consider giving us feedback on new merchandise options!

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory and review financial records. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios. This year, the students will still review the financial records and inventory while virtual as well as create promotions and research new merchandise options.

   

From the Library

Curbside Pickup

Does your student need a print book for class or personal reading? South County HS Library is beginning curbside and contactless pickup of library books on Mondays 8am-4pm beginning September 28th. Please see the 24/7 Blackboard South County HS Library Course for details on how to request and pick up books. Masks must be worn when picking up books.

Virtual Librarian Support

Does your student need book recommendations, homework support, research help on assignments, or help proofreading their assignments? They can schedule a virtual meeting with one of the librarians for support. Please see the 24/7 Blackboard South County HS Library Course for details about how to schedule a time.

Please contact Emily Strong erstrong@fcps.edu or Lisa Muir lkmuir@fcps.edu with any questions.

    

South County Athletic Booster Club

The South County Athletic Booster Club (SCABC) has created some great ways for the community to show your STALLION PRIDE. Order now STALLION STRONG yard signs, car magnets, and HOLIDAY spirit wear clothing. You can access ordering these items via the athletics website:  https://southcountyhs.rschoolteams.com/

Go Stallions!

South County Athletic Booster Club

  

From the PTSO

PTSO Membership

Consider becoming a PTSO member!  Our biggest source of financial support is membership dues.  This year dues are down almost 70%. These dues are important to help fund Academic Awards, Spirit class shirts, club support and much more.

Login to https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/home to find out more. 

This same site has a calendar of PTSO/school events to which you can subscribe, lists volunteer opportunities, and lets you buy stallion walk of fame brick and car magnets.

Finally, we use several methods to keep in touch. Please follow us or sign up with at least one of the following:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoCoPTSO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthCountyHighSchoolPTSO

 

 

Support the SCHS Class of 2021 by making a purchase at the Lorton Holiday Extravaganza & Craft Show Online MarketPlace!

Please support these local businesses as you do your holiday shopping! We need ALL Stallion families to share the online MarketPlace with friends and neighbors. Please retweet and share our social media posts. We will be adding new items every day! The shop is open now through Nov 30! Go to Lorton Holiday Extravaganza and Craft Show on Facebook. 

https://www.facebook.com/LortonHolidayExtravaganza/ 

All proceeds benefit the South County PTSO and Class of 2021.

2020 White House Ornaments have arrived!

SCPTSO is continuing its tradition of selling the Annual White House Ornament to benefit the All Night Grad Party. Visit https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com for online ordering. Inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Megan at JMegan2560@aol.com or Dawn Martinos at DAMartinos@fcps.edu. 

      

Lorton Community Action Center

In Need of Help During These Difficult Times?

Do you know of someone in the area that may need help? Fairfax County has non-profits throughout the county that work in specific zip codes to help folks in need. In South County’s area, the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) provides food, emergency financial assistance and educational programs to help families and seniors in the community. You can learn more here: https://lortonaction.org/need-help/ 

HBCF

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Winter Sports Tryout Info

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Winter Sports Tryout Information December 7, 2020

 

Boys Basketball:

 

Varsity/JV: 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Check-in at SCHS, 3:15pm outside Door 12)

Freshman: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Check-in at SCHS, 5:45pm outside Door 12)

  Girls Basketball (**CHANGE in location**):

 

Junior Varsity: 4:00pm – 5:15pm (Check-in at Laurel Hill Elementary, 3:45pm outside Door 4)

Varsity: 5:30pm – 6:45pm (Check-in at Laurael Hill Elementary, 5:15pm outside Door 4)

Freshman: 7:00pm – 8:15pm (Check-in at Laurel Hill Elementary, 6:45pm outside Door 4)

 

Directions for Laurel Hill Elementary:

 

  • Park on the left side of the school
  • Walkthrough the playground gate
  • Check-in outside of Door 4

 

To tryout, your student:

 

 

Resources:

 

 

 

The Activities Office

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Honor Roll Ceremony

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Family,

Just a quick message here.  I am pleased to share with you our 2020-21 First Quarter Honor Roll students.  I hope that you will enjoy this presentation.  I will share with you when the Honor Roll Certificates will be available for pick-up at South County HS.  Have a wonderful evening and please continue to stay safe.  #OneStallion

Gary

https://youtu.be/abyzSAl6FLI

 

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News From South County High School

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Family,

One more week in the books and we are continuing to refine our practices. I had the opportunity too share some of what we have been doing at the Town Hall Meeting hosted by the South Fairfax Chamber last week.  I was joined by one of our star students, Marie Repczynski, as well as one of our School Board members, Mrs. Karen Corbett Sanders on Wednesday evening.  I truly enjoyed being able to share some of the accomplishments as well as some of the challenges our staff and students are working to overcome.

We are planning to do a low -key totally pre-recorded virtual celebration of our 1st quarter honor roll students.  I wanted to ensure that we have the permission of each of our awardees and their Families to present their names during the presentation.  If you would not like to have your child’s name included in the presentation, please reach out to me by Tuesday of this week.

As you may have heard, due to the fact that the COVID positivity rate has remained above our threshold for Group 4 for seven consecutive days, we will be pausing the Group 4 student group (Automotive Technology 2/3) from coming into the building.  This group will remained paused until we come below the threshold for seven consecutive days.  

Even though we are dialing things back a little in terms of students being in the building, we are still preparing for when the larger group of our student body returns to the building.  That being said, I will continue to beat the pavement to find motivated individuals who would like to serve in the role of classroom monitors in those rooms where we will have teachers actually instructing students from home due to health related issues.  If you would like to serve in this role or would like more information about these positions, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.  Finally, if you do apply, please let me know so that we can ensure that we are able to look for you specifically when we are in the process of actually doing our hiring. 

As each of you goes your own way during the Thanksgiving Holiday, I do ask that you all consider the health implications that can exist when we are with different groups as we look to return some of our students back to the building.  I know how important Family is and it means a great deal to each of us.  But please consider this Family as well.  I wish each of you a very safe and relaxing break and time with Family and that you spend it truly being thankful for your health and your ability to actually spend the holiday with those you care about. 

Speaking of being thankful, I would like to thank all of you who have been able to come by the school and drop off food products for either the Key Club, or our National Honor Society boxes.  This food has been transported over to the Lorton Action Community Center to help those in our community to be able to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Without your generosity, these families might go hungry.  Thank you very much for all you continue to do to make our school and all of our Families whole.  Have a safe and relaxing rest of the weekend, and if I don’t see you, a Happy Thanksgiving!  #OneStallion

Gary  

South County Football

South County Family,

The last 6 months have been some of the most trying months for many of us. With the prospect of a Thanksgiving being spent without families or loved ones and the ever-present stress of COVID-19, the Football team would like to extend some holiday cheer to our families. Wednesday, November 25th the football team will be hosting a Thanksgiving Pantry at South County HS in the Bubble. We will have pre-packaged and bagged dry goods and foods for any family that needs it. From 8a-12p and 6p-8:30p families will be able to drive through the Kiss and Ride and pick up pre-packaged foods and dry goods while supplies last. We will be observing the COVID guidelines and restrictions as detailed by the State and County. We hope to see you there to help us give back to a community that has given us so much.

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

 – Winston Churchill

Yours in gratitude,

Coach Rolander

HC South County High School

  

Virtual Tag Day

South County HS Performing Arts VIRTUAL Tag Day : Nov. 2-Dec. 6. We can’t knock on your door this year, but we still need your support! To donate via PayPal or Credit Card, visit: www.schsbands.org .  To Mail donations, make checks payable to SCHS BAND BOOSTERS and mail to SCHS – Attn. Kevin Engdahl, 8501 Silverbrook Rd. Lorton, VA 22079. All donations directly support the SCHS Performing Arts Department. Thank you for your support. SCHS Band Boosters is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

 

SAT scheduled for Saturday, December 5

South County is now available as a testing site for the SAT on Saturday, December 5.  Those who wish to register (either for the first time or to change registration to relocate to South County) may do so through College Board.  For information about registration and deadlines regarding the December 5 SAT, go to https://www.collegeboard.org/.

  

From the Activities Office   Winter Sports Information

If you were unable to attend the Winter Sport Interest Meeting, you may access the recording here. More information regarding Winter Sports can be found in the Winter Sports Information Hyperdoc. We South County are looking forward to a safe and successful Winter Sports season!

 

New Online Student Registration System

Beginning Monday, November 2, FCPS activities and athletic programs will transition to a new online student registration system.  This new system offers a host of benefits for schools and community members including:

  • One stop shop for registering your student for athletic programs and many common activities occurring throughout the school year
  • Electronic submission of the emergency care card and weight room waiver- only have to fill these out once!
  • A new home for the state-mandated concussion education program

Each family will create an account, and from this account, can register their student(s) for various activity and athletic opportunities.  While registering does not guarantee a spot on the team, this information will help to ensure your student is ready to go on the first day of tryouts.  Students can be registered for one or more activities throughout the year and families can sign in as needed to update information.

 Please note the following:

  • You will still need to submit a valid VHSL Pre-participation Exam Form (physical) directly to the school prior to your student’s participation; all other requirements will be completed through this registration process.
  • Families who have already submitted their concussion education verification form will be asked to verify completion again as part of the registration process.  We do apologize for any inconvenience- please bear with us as we make this change

The new registration site is available here:

https://southcounty-ar.rschooltoday.com/

  

Yearbook Info and Links for Seniors   Senior Portrait Information

When will my portrait session be?  

The next yearbook portrait sessions will be on November 30, December 1, December 7, and December 8.  Students should have received information from Lifetouch about their scheduled date and time.  We will be posting the location of the pictures soon.

How do I choose which picture goes into the yearbook? 

Once students take their pictures, they will receive information about how to order pictures and how to choose a yearbook pose.  Students can also choose a yearbook pose to submit, by filling out the google form here: https://forms.gle/B5SWmmrqGwMi75Gh8

What if I want to submit my own picture?  DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAD YOUR PICTURE TAKEN BY LIFETOUCH

Students who do not want to have their picture taken by Lifetouch but would like to be in the yearbook need to submit a portrait in either a drape or tux, or a neutral black or white top.  The picture should be on a solid color background.  Submit the photos by following the directions below:

  1. Go to https://yearbookforever.com/
  2. Type in South County High School
  3. Click ‘Shop the Store”
  4. Click “Community Upload” at the top of the page.
  5. Use the Code “SOCO2021”
  6. Upload your portrait.
  7. Click “This is a portrait”
  8. In the comments box, type in the full name of the individual in the picture.  No nicknames please.
  9. Submit your photo.
  Senior Quotes

The yearbook is now collecting senior quotes. These quotes are run

under seniors’ pictures in the yearbook as a way to share one’s

personality. They are due on December 1. No late quotes will be

accepted.

A few things to consider:

  • Students can only submit ONE TIME, so please be thoughtful of

what you submit. You can not change it once it is in.

  • If there is a quote that the editorial board deems inappropriate,

if it uses bad language, or if it is questionable, the editors will

pull it.

  • Lastly, the yearbook does not print websites or time stamps in

videos- so students who choose that, will not have a quote

printed.

  • If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Delinski at

jldelinski@fcps.edu

All quotes should be submitted through the link below, which is

attached to your student ID

https://forms.gle/wmGZcHp8xYBS1XNy7

  Purchasing Yearbooks and Senior Ads

Yearbooks and Senior Ads can be purchased online:

Yearbook

 

Sharing Photos

The yearbook is looking for photos! If you would like to share

photos of your activities use the link for purchasing yearbooks

(above), Click on Community Upload, and then enter the Code

SOCO2021

If you have any questions regarding yearbook or school pictures, please contact Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu

  

Stallion Spirit Store (Kiosk) goes Virtual!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is back and now open virtually! Items are available to order online through a Google Form with invoicing to follow after order is fulfilled. All items can be shipped directly to your home for a fee or pick up can be arranged at the school. To order items, please use this link - Stallion Spirit Store.

Visit our website and please consider giving us feedback on new merchandise options!

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory and review financial records. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios. This year, the students will still review the financial records and inventory while virtual as well as create promotions and research new merchandise options.

   

From the Library

Curbside Pickup

Does your student need a print book for class or personal reading? South County HS Library is beginning curbside and contactless pickup of library books on Mondays 8am-4pm beginning September 28th. Please see the 24/7 Blackboard South County HS Library Course for details on how to request and pick up books. Masks must be worn when picking up books.

Virtual Librarian Support

Does your student need book recommendations, homework support, research help on assignments, or help proofreading their assignments? They can schedule a virtual meeting with one of the librarians for support. Please see the 24/7 Blackboard South County HS Library Course for details about how to schedule a time.

Please contact Emily Strong erstrong@fcps.edu or Lisa Muir lkmuir@fcps.edu with any questions.

    

South County Athletic Booster Club

The South County Athletic Booster Club (SCABC) has created some great ways for the community to show your STALLION PRIDE. Order now STALLION STRONG yard signs, car magnets, and HOLIDAY spirit wear clothing. You can access ordering these items via the athletics website:  https://southcountyhs.rschoolteams.com/

Go Stallions!

South County Athletic Booster Club

  

From the PTSO PTSO Membership

Consider becoming a PTSO member!  Our biggest source of financial support is membership dues.  This year dues are down almost 70%. These dues are important to help fund Academic Awards, Spirit class shirts, club support and much more.

Login to https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/home to find out more. 

This same site has a calendar of PTSO/school events to which you can subscribe, lists volunteer opportunities, and lets you buy stallion walk of fame brick and car magnets.

Finally, we use several methods to keep in touch. Please follow us or sign up with at least one of the following:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoCoPTSO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthCountyHighSchoolPTSO

 

Support the SCHS Class of 2021 by making a purchase at the Lorton Holiday Extravaganza & Craft Show Online MarketPlace!

Please support these local businesses as you do your holiday shopping! We need ALL Stallion families to share the online MarketPlace with friends and neighbors. Please retweet and share our social media posts. We will be adding new items every day! The shop is open now through Nov 30! Go to Lorton Holiday Extravaganza and Craft Show on Facebook. 

https://www.facebook.com/LortonHolidayExtravaganza/ 

All proceeds benefit the South County PTSO and Class of 2021.

2020 White House Ornaments have arrived!

SCPTSO is continuing its tradition of selling the Annual White House Ornament to benefit the All Night Grad Party. Visit https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com for online ordering. Inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Megan at JMegan2560@aol.com or Dawn Martinos at DAMartinos@fcps.edu. 

      

Lorton Community Action Center   Help feed our families this Thanksgiving

Visit LortonAction.org to learn more about volunteering, helping a child/teen

this holiday, and our Thanksgiving and Christmas outreaches!

 

In Need of Help During These Difficult Times?

Do you know of someone in the area that may need help? Fairfax County has non-profits throughout the county that work in specific zip codes to help folks in need. In South County’s area, the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) provides food, emergency financial assistance and educational programs to help families and seniors in the community. You can learn more here: https://lortonaction.org/need-help/ 

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

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From The Principal

Family,

Can you believe that in a couple of weeks we will be at the Thanksgiving break?  Well I am here to express my thanks early.  I want to first thank all of you who endure these newsletters that can run on for what seems like days as I am writing them.  So thank you to all of you who take a moment to humor me by writing me to tell me that you enjoy them.  Your words do mean a great deal to me. I wish that I could tell you that I was giving you all a break this week and sharing a short message with you for once.  Maybe next week!

Keeping with the theme of giving thanks, I want to thank the families who have entrusted their children to be with us as a part of Groups 1 – 5.  I have had the opportunity to drop in on these classes and I have been impressed with the engagement of these students.  They appear to be happy to be in the building with their teachers and I can say that our teachers are also happy to be with them. 

I would like to further thank the Families who were able to make it up to school on Wednesday at O’Dark Thirty for the Veterans Day Ceremony.  Even though we were light this year in terms of attendance, it was once again a touching event.  I was honored to share a poem and then remarks that once again caused me to well up a little.  I am gonna just stop speaking so that I can stop crying.  A huge thanks to our local Boy Scout Troop #688 who did our flag raising, and to La'Nia White for her beautiful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.  Thank you to the parents who helped to organize the event, specifically Mrs. Elena Jordan (I’m gonna get punched in the gut for calling her out), as well as our Neighborhood Starbucks (Ox Road) for donating the coffee and hot chocolate. We are blessed to have you all as a part of the Family.  I would also like to thank Mrs. Deb Boullianne for the work she continues to put in to create a visual display of our veterans.  And of course thank you to all of you who shared a photograph or two of yourselves or your loved ones to be displayed.  I only wish that the attendees had an opportunity to see the work Mrs. Boullianne put into creating the display. Mr. Carrington will be putting together a video of the display which we will share out in the near future.  Finally I am thankful to Mother Nature who held off the rain just long enough for us to get through the ceremony before coming down like cats and dogs!

I would like to thank our teachers who have been working with our technology folks to work out some of the kinks in advance as we prepare for the grand reunion.  A few of our teachers have tested out classroom setups to see what might work best for their learning environments.  This is indeed extra work on top of the time they are putting in to ensure that students are getting the instruction they need.  If you happened to tune into the School Board meeting this week you probably heard about the number of hours that teachers across the county are putting in.  I was talking to a teacher and a parent on Friday and the teacher shared with me that in her 25+ years of teaching, she has never worked harder than she has had to this year.  She can’t wait for students to return and I know that this is the sentiment of all of our teachers.  And I know that the same goes for our students.  Their efforts are also very much appreciated.  They have provided us with much needed information and suggestions on how we can do this job better.  Give both groups a huge hug if you see them.  You know you have no excuses for not hugging your own children… LOL!

We are still in the hunt for classroom monitors who will be responsible for supervision only of classes where a teacher is not able to return to the building due to health concerns, but will still be delivering content from their homes.  If you would like more information about these positions, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.  Finally, if you do apply, please let me know so that we can ensure that we are able to look for you specifically when we are in the process of actually doing our hiring.  

For those of you who have children involved in winter sports and co-curricular activities, we have gotten the thumbs up to continue with the plan to march forward. I am asking that you all keep your fingers crossed as we bring those participants into the building beginning this week.  They are a continuation of the testing of the school environment.  We will do our part to keep them safe while they are with us. We ask that you do the same on your side of the school property line so that we can invite the rest of our students into the building as soon as possible.

I am excited to announce that we are moving forward with Senior Parking Spot painting.  To paint a spot, Seniors will have to pay $30 plus their cost for paint.  This activity is being run through our activities office, so please check out the activities page for more information.  To add to that, we likely will not be charging for parking this year.  However, students will have to register their cars in order to park on school grounds.  Look for more information in the near future. 

Okay, as I wind this thing down, I want to speak to you from the “Daddy” voice.  I heard it through the grapevine last week that over the Halloween weekend, there were allegedly a couple of parties that were had and attended by SoCo students.  I know that students have this need to be around one another and I sincerely understand that.  However, we have to make sure they understand the potential impacts of coming together in these social environments.  Please stay in your child’s ear about how a spike could impact our building, as well as the district's plan to bring students back as a whole. I am sure that no one is intentionally putting people at risk, but any gathering without proper precautions is a potential disaster. 

Alright, so I didn’t keep it as short as I thought I would have.  But know that it is because I am so thankful for what you all bring to the table.  Thank you again for allowing me to serve in this role, and to be able to work with you as we traverse this crazy time. Have a great rest of the weekend and please continue to be safe.  Tell your children that we miss them dearly and please, if you get the chance, reach out to a teacher and tell them how much you appreciate their work. They can’t hear those words enough right now!  #OneStallion

Gary

   

Virtual Tag Day

South County HS Performing Arts VIRTUAL Tag Day : Nov. 2-Dec. 6. We can’t knock on your door this year, but we still need your support! To donate via PayPal or Credit Card, visit: www.schsbands.org .  To Mail donations, make checks payable to SCHS BAND BOOSTERS and mail to SCHS – Attn. Kevin Engdahl, 8501 Silverbrook Rd. Lorton, VA 22079. All donations directly support the SCHS Performing Arts Department. Thank you for your support. SCHS Band Boosters is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

 

SAT scheduled for Saturday, December 5

South County is now available as a testing site for the SAT on Saturday, December 5.  Those who wish to register (either for the first time or to change registration to relocate to South County) may do so through College Board.  For information about registration and deadlines regarding the December 5 SAT, go to https://www.collegeboard.org/.

  

From the Activities Office Virtual Interest Meeting

The Activities Office is planning to hold a virtual interest meeting on November 19 at 7 p.m. for any parent and/or guardian of a student interested in trying out for Winter Sports: boys basketball, girls basketball, indoor track, wrestling, swim/dive, and gymnastics. You must fill out the pre-registration form to receive the virtual meeting link - REGISTER HERE. Topics will include: COVID-19 protocols, transportation, activity registration, schedules, tryout processes, and more!

 

New Online Student Registration System

Beginning Monday, November 2, FCPS activities and athletic programs will transition to a new online student registration system.  This new system offers a host of benefits for schools and community members including:

  • One stop shop for registering your student for athletic programs and many common activities occurring throughout the school year
  • Electronic submission of the emergency care card and weight room waiver- only have to fill these out once!
  • A new home for the state-mandated concussion education program

Each family will create an account, and from this account, can register their student(s) for various activity and athletic opportunities.  While registering does not guarantee a spot on the team, this information will help to ensure your student is ready to go on the first day of tryouts.  Students can be registered for one or more activities throughout the year and families can sign in as needed to update information.

 Please note the following:

  • You will still need to submit a valid VHSL Pre-participation Exam Form (physical) directly to the school prior to your student’s participation; all other requirements will be completed through this registration process.
  • Families who have already submitted their concussion education verification form will be asked to verify completion again as part of the registration process.  We do apologize for any inconvenience- please bear with us as we make this change

The new registration site is available here:

https://southcounty-ar.rschooltoday.com/

  

Yearbook Info and Links for Seniors Senior Quotes

The yearbook is now collecting senior quotes. These quotes are run

under seniors’ pictures in the yearbook as a way to share one’s

personality. They are due on December 1. No late quotes will be

accepted.

A few things to consider:

  • Students can only submit ONE TIME, so please be thoughtful of

what you submit. You can not change it once it is in.

  • If there is a quote that the editorial board deems inappropriate,

if it uses bad language, or if it is questionable, the editors will

pull it.

  • Lastly, the yearbook does not print websites or time stamps in

videos- so students who choose that, will not have a quote

printed.

  • If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Delinski at

jldelinski@fcps.edu

All quotes should be submitted through the link below, which is

attached to your student ID

https://forms.gle/wmGZcHp8xYBS1XNy7

  Senior Photos

Seniors who have not had portraits taken can do so at the

make-up sessions in late November/early December. Specific

details and notifications for those dates will be communicated

in mid-November. Further questions? Contact Lifetouch

Customer Service team at 800-445-1189.

Purchasing Yearbooks and Senior Ads

Yearbooks and Senior Ads can be purchased online:

Yearbook

Sharing Photos

The yearbook is looking for photos! If you would like to share

photos of your activities use the link for purchasing yearbooks

(above), Click on Community Upload, and then enter the Code

SOCO2021

If you have any questions regarding yearbook or school pictures, please contact Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu

  

Yearbook Info and Links for Freshman-Juniors

 

Purchasing Yearbooks

Yearbooks can be purchased online at the link below:

Yearbook

Sharing Photos

The yearbook is looking for photos! If you would

like to share photos of your activities use the link

for purchasing yearbooks (above), Click on

Community Upload, and then enter the Code

SOCO2021

If you have any questions regarding yearbook or school pictures, please contact Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu

 

Stallion Spirit Store (Kiosk) goes Virtual!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is back and now open virtually! Items are available to order online through a Google Form with invoicing to follow after order is fulfilled. All items can be shipped directly to your home for a fee or pick up can be arranged at the school. To order items, please use this link - Stallion Spirit Store.

Visit our website and please consider giving us feedback on new merchandise options!

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory and review financial records. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios. This year, the students will still review the financial records and inventory while virtual as well as create promotions and research new merchandise options.

   

From the Library

Curbside Pickup

Does your student need a print book for class or personal reading? South County HS Library is beginning curbside and contactless pickup of library books on Mondays 8am-4pm beginning September 28th. Please see the 24/7 Blackboard South County HS Library Course for details on how to request and pick up books. Masks must be worn when picking up books.

Virtual Librarian Support

Does your student need book recommendations, homework support, research help on assignments, or help proofreading their assignments? They can schedule a virtual meeting with one of the librarians for support. Please see the 24/7 Blackboard South County HS Library Course for details about how to schedule a time.

Please contact Emily Strong erstrong@fcps.edu or Lisa Muir lkmuir@fcps.edu with any questions.

    

South County Athletic Booster Club

The South County Athletic Booster Club (SCABC) has created some great ways for the community to show your STALLION PRIDE. Order now STALLION STRONG yard signs, car magnets, and HOLIDAY spirit wear clothing. You can access ordering these items via the athletics website:  https://southcountyhs.rschoolteams.com/

Go Stallions!

South County Athletic Booster Club

  

 

Class Rings

Herff Jones will be on campus

November 18

 3-6pm, Door #1

for you to order your class rings!

You may schedule an appt. at

https://book.appointment-plus.com/ck2jngpv/?&e_id=5313#/

Walk-ins are welcome also!

From the PTSO PTSO Membership

Consider becoming a PTSO member!  Our biggest source of financial support is membership dues.  This year dues are down almost 70%. These dues are important to help fund Academic Awards, Spirit class shirts, club support and much more.

Login to https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/home to find out more. 

This same site has a calendar of PTSO/school events to which you can subscribe, lists volunteer opportunities, and lets you buy stallion walk of fame brick and car magnets.

Finally, we use several methods to keep in touch. Please follow us or sign up with at least one of the following:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoCoPTSO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthCountyHighSchoolPTSO

 

Support the SCHS Class of 2021 by making a purchase at the Lorton Holiday Extravaganza & Craft Show Online MarketPlace!

Please support these local businesses as you do your holiday shopping! We need ALL Stallion families to share the online MarketPlace with friends and neighbors. Please retweet and share our social media posts. We will be adding new items every day! The shop is open now through Nov 30! Go to Lorton Holiday Extravaganza and Craft Show on Facebook. 

https://www.facebook.com/LortonHolidayExtravaganza/ 

All proceeds benefit the South County PTSO and Class of 2021.

2020 White House Ornaments have arrived!

SCPTSO is continuing its tradition of selling the Annual White House Ornament to benefit the All Night Grad Party. Visit https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com for online ordering. Inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Megan at JMegan2560@aol.com or Dawn Martinos at DAMartinos@fcps.edu. 

      

Distance Learning Town Hall

The South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Distance Learning Town Hall next week, Nov 18 at 7pm. SCHS Principal Morris is among the panelists along with Karen Corbett Sanders and others.

For the community to registerDistance Learning Town Hall

Lorton Community Action Center   Help feed our families this Thanksgiving

Visit LortonAction.org to learn more about volunteering, helping a child/teen

this holiday, and our Thanksgiving and Christmas outreaches!

 

In Need of Help During These Difficult Times?

Do you know of someone in the area that may need help? Fairfax County has non-profits throughout the county that work in specific zip codes to help folks in need. In South County’s area, the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) provides food, emergency financial assistance and educational programs to help families and seniors in the community. You can learn more here: https://lortonaction.org/need-help/ 

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

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