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From The Office Of Student Activities

Family,


Here is a bit more news about two more outstanding athletes from South County! We are proud to announce that we have a State Champion in track! Mr. Sean Jackson won the 2021 State Championship in the 200 Meter Run!
We are also proud to announce that we had a State Runner-Up with Evans White finishing 2nd in the 400 Meter Run!


Congratulations to these two young men and the rest of the track team as we know that every member of that team contributed to pushing Sean and Evans to be their best!


Finally, we would like to congratulate all our athletes this year for working through one of the toughest years in sports history and for representing South County High School the Stallion way! #OneStallion


The Activities Department

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We Are On To States!!

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From The Department of Activities

 

Family,

Over the weekend, South County High School captured two Occoquan Regional 6C Championships. Congratulations to our Softball and Girls Soccer teams! Both teams will be heading to the state tournament this upcoming week.

 

June 21 – South County Girls Soccer @ Mclean High School, 7pm

June 22 – South County Softball at Home versus Washington – Liberty High School, 6:30pm

June 24 – Girls Soccer State Championship Game, TBD

June 26 – Softball State Championship Game, TBD

 

Fans may purchase tickets online at https://gofan.co/app/school/VHSL.

 

Best of luck to both programs as they continue their journeys to capture the 2021 VHSL State Championship!

 

The Activities Office

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In This Issue:
  • Message From The Principal
  • Technology Return
  • Credit Recovery
  • Schoology
  • Student Athlete Physical Night
  • 2nd COVID Vaccination
  • Activities Office -  NEW 2021 VHSL Physical Form
  • Yearbook Distribution
  • Summer Basketball Camp
Message From the Principal

Family,

Well we made it!  And I would like to think that we closed the year out in a manner that is worthy of us all celebrating a pretty good level of success!  We were able to send off our Seniors in the manner they have likely always dreamt of, and their parents as well.  We were able to celebrate our staff at the end of this year for their accomplishments as the true leaders of this school year.  I can’t tell you how lucky I am to have had a staff like ours.  We are without a doubt packed with talent and as much as I want to put school in the rear-view mirror for a little while after this year, I must admit that I am really excited about what next year will be like. 

Speaking of closing things out on a strong note, we were able to celebrate our very own Sarah Temple as she won the Region IV Outstanding Secondary New Teacher of the Year.  It was great to see her and her Family and friends as she received her award in front of all the county big wigs!  You can see the feature about Ms. Temple here!  Even though she did not win the award for New Secondary Teacher of the Year for the entire county, we are so proud of her as she represented the Region fantastically!

The administrative staff along with the teacher leaders in the building have been working very hard at re-tooling for next year with new hires, collaboration of ideas, and also getting feedback from students about how to make this place better for learning for everyone.  We pulled off the feat of getting through this year, but I anticipate that next year will be one to remember as well and I am looking forward to it!

I wanted to thank all of the parents who shared a short note of appreciation for what we were able to do this year.  I also wanted to thank you all who shared your words about the graduation.  It was a lot to do to get graduation stood up and pulled off.  I was able to work with a great group of folks both inside and outside of the building and we did indeed have a successful graduation. 

Before I say goodbye for the summer, I wanted to remind those of you who have not been able to get your child’s laptop to the school to please take care of that as soon as possible.  We really need to update those devices so they are able to function as intended when school begins again in August.  If your child is attending summer school of some sort, they may hold on to their laptops until the end of summer school.  But all others, please help us out by getting those devices in as soon as possible. 

Well, that is all that I have for you.  I again just want to say that I continue to be honored to serve in this role for your children.  Your children and you and your support make my day every day.  I love my job and part of that comes from working with and for you.  Please have a wonderful summer and remember that just because school is over, that doesn’t mean that I can’t answer a question or two if you have them.  Feel free to reach out if you have a concern.  Continue to be safe and give your child a hug for me!  #OneStallion

Gary

Technology Return

Laptops and power adaptors must be turned in at this time to prepare them for the 2021 Fall school year. A charge will be applied to the student’s account if items are not returned by Wednesday, June 30th. Laptops are $472 and power adapters are $23. Students who plan to attend the Summer Credit Recovery Program or will take a FCPS course during the summer, should KEEP their laptops until they are collected at the end of the program.

Please enter at Door #1 (Main Entrance).

 

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Students should contact their school’s summer program administrator for additional information. Students are eligible to enroll in a credit recovery course if they receive a grade of NM at the end of the school year. Credit Recovery is only for students who failed a course. New Course options are detailed on page 2. This is free of cost and transportation is provided to students that need it. Since the sessions are only three weeks long, it is essential that students are available for the entirety of the session. Information for all summer learning opportunities can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning

Click here to Register for FCPS Credit Recovery Classes

 

Credit Recovery Session #1 June 28-July 16 (No class July 5th) Courses:

 

Algebra 1

World History/Geography 1

Geometry

US/VA Government

Algebra 2

Writing Work Keys (for students that need writing work keys for verified credit)

Algebraic Functions & Data Analysis (AFDA)

Algebra 1 SOL (for students that passed the Algebra 1 course, but not the Algebra 1 SOL)

English 9

Biology SOL (for students that passed the biology course, but not the biology SOL)

English 11

Geosystems

 

Credit Recovery Session #2: July 21 – August 6 (Potential exception July 20)

 

Algebra 1

Biology

Geometry

Chemistry

Algebra 2

Geosystems

English 10

World History/Geography 2

English 11

US/VA History

English 12

Reading Work Keys (for students that need the reading work keys for verified credit)

Economics & Personal Finance

Geometry SOL (for students that passed the geometry course, but not the geometry SOL)

HPE 10

 

 

New Courses for Credit:

Students who meet the course prerequisites can take one online course. Students who have completed a high school math course may take an online campus math class. Middle school students who expunged a high school math or Spanish course or those wanting to recover a course credit may take the course again. Information is linked here: Online Campus.

Click here to Register for FCPS Online Campus Classes for New Credit

 

 

Schoology

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning Summer/Fall 2021.

 

Here is what you need to know now:

  • Starting in July 2021, we will not use Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)
  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • You can learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
  • Students will have a Schoology account by June 18, 2021
  • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts

 

Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:

  • your child's class
  • your child’s assignments and participation
  • your child’s calendar
  • teacher comments, scores, and feedback

 

We are asking that you:

 

We look forward to using Schoology along with your SIS/ParentVUE account.

 

Student Athlete Physical Night

 

This year, we will team up with Lake Braddock Secondary School and West Springfield High School to host the Annual Student Athlete Physical night AT WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL. We are combining the strengths of Bruins, Stallions, and Spartans to give you a chance to get your physical completed for the 2021-2022 school year as well as support the Athletic Training Programs of all three schools.

This physical night is the sole fundraiser for these programs and the more registrations we have, the more we can provide for your student athletes.

Please put the date and time on your calendar. More information to come!

Date: 07-19-2021             

Time: 5:30-7:30    

Location: West Springfield High School  

Cost/Donation: $50

  2nd COVID -19 Vaccination

 

Students who participated in the FCPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for their first Pfizer dose will need a second Pfizer dose to be fully vaccinated.  The earliest a student can get the second dose is 21 days from the date the first dose was received.

FCPS will NOT be providing the second COVID-19 vaccine, but the Fairfax County Health Department has provided instructions on the How To Get Your Child’s Second COVID-19 Vaccine flyer.

  • Vaccine card:  Students will need to bring this vaccination card to the second appointment.
  • Schedule the second COVID-19 vaccine using VAMS
  • Other community vaccine providers:  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is widely available throughout our community, including private healthcare providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, urgent cares, and Inova.

If parents have questions or need assistance, direct them to Fairfax County Health Department’s Vaccine Call Center at 703-324-7404.

From the Activities Office:

 

*NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical Form

The VHSL released a new physical form that all students must have filled out in order to participate in our athletic program for the 2021 – 2022 school year. This form and directions on how it can be turned in to the Activities Office can be found at www.stallionnation.com.

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed on July 12 in the school cafeteria. Due to COVID, deadlines were pushed back this year in order to cover as much of the school year as possible. Additionally, concurrent schooling makes a traditional distribution not possible. As a result, the distribution will take place over the summer.

On July 12 students can come to the school cafeteria to pick up books they have pre-ordered,  or they can buy a book if they have not pre-ordered one ($85 cash, as supplies last).

Seniors will get to come first at 10 a.m., followed by any underclassmen at 11 a.m.  Depending on COVID restrictions and weather, students may be allowed to socially distance and sign each other’s yearbooks as well.  If you ordered a yearbook and are out of town, there will be additional days to pick up the book after July 12.  If you have not ordered your book yet, you can do so at www.yearbookforever.com.  The only way to guarantee that you get a book is to pre-order, so don’t wait.  Supplies are limited. Books currently cost $75; if you plan to buy a book at distribution they cost $85 cash only.

Questions can be directed to Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu

   

 

South County High School 2021 Summer Basketball Camp Sponsored by South County Athletic Booster Club

 

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: June 21–25 & June 28–July 2; 9am-3pm

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to SCABC Attn: BOYS BASKETBALL or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt, Face Mask

Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

Need More Info?

Contact Coach Mike Robinson – Camp Director

MikeRob251@gmail.com

(703) 725.1774

www.Stallionboysbasketball.com

   

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Collection of Materials & Technology

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Collection of Materials & Technology

South County High School will collect materials from students in grades 9-11 on Friday, June 11 (7:30-11:45am) at the Main Entrance (Door #1).

We will collect laptops, power adapters, textbooks, supplemental books, calculators, and other accessories.

Laptops and power adaptors must be turned in at this time to prepare them for the 2021 Fall school year. A charge will be applied to the student’s account if items are not returned by Friday, June 11. Laptops are $472 and power adapters are $23. Students who plan to attend the Summer Credit Recovery Program or will take a FCPS course during the summer, should keep their laptops until they are collected at the end of the program.

All items (laptops, books, etc.) must be dropped off at South County High School by Friday, June 11 (the last day of school).

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Important: Collection of Materials

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Collection of Materials

South County High School is collecting materials from students in grades 9-11 at this time.

We are collecting laptops, power adapters, textbooks, supplemental books, calculators, and other accessories.

 

All items must be returned this week during one of the below time slots:

  • Thursday, June 10, 10:00am - 5:00pm in the cafeteria and at door #7 off Laurel Crest Drive (the rear of the school). 
  • Friday, June 11, 7:30am - 11:45am at the main entrance and at door #1.

 

Laptops and power adaptors must be turned in at this time to prepare them for the 2021 Fall school year. A charge will be applied to the student’s account if items are not returned by Friday, June 10. Laptops are $472 and power adapters are $23. Students who plan to attend the Summer Credit Recovery Program should keep their laptops until they are collected at the end of the program.

 

All items (laptops, books, etc.) must be dropped off at South County High School by Friday, June 11.

   

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Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News From South County High School

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In This Issue:
  • Message From The Principal
  • Credit Recovery
  • Schoology
  • Clinic End of Year
  • Senior Class Info
  • Student Athlete Physical Night
  • Activities Office -  NEW 2021 VHSL Physical Form
  • Yearbook Distribution
  • Summer Basketball Camp
Message From the Principal

Family,

Just a very short note this weekend.  I wanted to simply share that we are almost at the end of this rollercoaster year.  We have been forced to stay away, come in, cover up, put shields between us, learn new ways of learning, learn new time management skills, get over our anxieties, test the limits of our patience, and so much more.  And through all of this, even when it didn’t feel like we were winning, I am here to say that we did win because we made it here. It isn’t to say that things were great the entire time, but I hope that you felt as supported during this year as I had.  For that, I would like to simply say thank you. 

This is a reminder that Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities (South County HS included) as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous learning day (no in-person classes) for students.  Therefore, students will be attending school virtually on this day and teachers will teach through synchronous instruction. 

Please be reminded that all laptops will be turned in at some point during the summer.  Students who will be attending summer school will not have to turn in their laptops until after their summer school session. Please ensure that your child has their laptop and charger ready to be turned in. 

Last thing, the awards ceremony for the underclassmen and Senior class are virtual this year.  The link for the Senior celebration is here.  The Underclassmen link will come out next week. I truly hope that you enjoy the ceremonies.

Well that is all I have for this week. I hope that you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend.  Graduation is Thursday, June 10th and I am promising no tears from me!  I am very excited about sending this group of highly capable and resilient students on to their next chapter in their lives.  Please take care and continue to be safe.  #OneStallion

Gary

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Students should contact their school’s summer program administrator for additional information. Students are eligible to enroll in a credit recovery course if they receive a grade of NM at the end of the school year. Credit Recovery is only for students who failed a course. New Course options are detailed on page 2. This is free of cost and transportation is provided to students that need it. Since the sessions are only three weeks long, it is essential that students are available for the entirety of the session. Information for all summer learning opportunities can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning

Click here to Register for FCPS Credit Recovery Classes

 

Credit Recovery Session #1 June 28-July 16 (No class July 5th) Courses:

 

Algebra 1

World History/Geography 1

Geometry

US/VA Government

Algebra 2

Writing Work Keys (for students that need writing work keys for verified credit)

Algebraic Functions & Data Analysis (AFDA)

Algebra 1 SOL (for students that passed the Algebra 1 course, but not the Algebra 1 SOL)

English 9

Biology SOL (for students that passed the biology course, but not the biology SOL)

English 11

Geosystems

 

Credit Recovery Session #2: July 21 – August 6 (Potential exception July 20)

 

Algebra 1

Biology

Geometry

Chemistry

Algebra 2

Geosystems

English 10

World History/Geography 2

English 11

US/VA History

English 12

Reading Work Keys (for students that need the reading work keys for verified credit)

Economics & Personal Finance

Geometry SOL (for students that passed the geometry course, but not the geometry SOL)

HPE 10

 

 

New Courses for Credit:

Students who meet the course prerequisites can take one online course. Students who have completed a high school math course may take an online campus math class. Middle school students who expunged a high school math or Spanish course or those wanting to recover a course credit may take the course again. Information is linked here: Online Campus.

Click here to Register for FCPS Online Campus Classes for New Credit

 

 

Schoology

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning Summer/Fall 2021.

 

Here is what you need to know now:

  • Starting in July 2021, we will not use Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)
  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • You can learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
  • Students will have a Schoology account by June 18, 2021
  • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts

 

Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:

  • your child's class
  • your child’s assignments and participation
  • your child’s calendar
  • teacher comments, scores, and feedback

 

We are asking that you:

 

We look forward to using Schoology along with your SIS/ParentVUE account.

 

From the Clinic

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room. Please call the School Health Aide with any questions at 703-446-1610.

 

Senior Class of 2021 Website

Please visit our senior class of 2021 website for more information regarding senior year (dues, cap and gown orders, etc.) https://sites.google.com/view/soco2021/home” 

  

Student Athlete Physical Night

 

This year, we will team up with Lake Braddock Secondary School and West Springfield High School to host the Annual Student Athlete Physical night AT WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL. We are combining the strengths of Bruins, Stallions, and Spartans to give you a chance to get your physical completed for the 2021-2022 school year as well as support the Athletic Training Programs of all three schools.

This physical night is the sole fundraiser for these programs and the more registrations we have, the more we can provide for your student athletes.

Please put the date and time on your calendar. More information to come!

Date: 07-19-2021             

Time: 5:30-7:30    

Location: West Springfield High School  

Cost/Donation: $50

  From the Activities Office:

 

*NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical Form

The VHSL released a new physical form that all students must have filled out in order to participate in our athletic program for the 2021 – 2022 school year. This form and directions on how it can be turned in to the Activities Office can be found at www.stallionnation.com.

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed on July 12 in the school cafeteria. Due to COVID, deadlines were pushed back this year in order to cover as much of the school year as possible. Additionally, concurrent schooling makes a traditional distribution not possible. As a result, the distribution will take place over the summer.

On July 12 students can come to the school cafeteria to pick up books they have pre-ordered,  or they can buy a book if they have not pre-ordered one ($85 cash, as supplies last).

Seniors will get to come first at 10 a.m., followed by any underclassmen at 11 a.m.  Depending on COVID restrictions and weather, students may be allowed to socially distance and sign each other’s yearbooks as well.  If you ordered a yearbook and are out of town, there will be additional days to pick up the book after July 12.  If you have not ordered your book yet, you can do so at www.yearbookforever.com.  The only way to guarantee that you get a book is to pre-order, so don’t wait.  Supplies are limited. Books currently cost $75; if you plan to buy a book at distribution they cost $85 cash only.

Questions can be directed to Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu

   

 

South County High School 2021 Summer Basketball Camp Sponsored by South County Athletic Booster Club

 

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: June 21–25 & June 28–July 2; 9am-3pm

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to SCABC Attn: BOYS BASKETBALL or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt, Face Mask

Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

Need More Info?

Contact Coach Mike Robinson – Camp Director

MikeRob251@gmail.com

(703) 725.1774

www.Stallionboysbasketball.com

   

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This Week in Stallion Sports

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This Week in Stallion Sports: PRESENTED BY: OrthoVirginia

Schedule:

Week of May 31

April 31 - Varsity Baseball @ Robinson - 1pm

                  

June 1 - Region Girls Tennis Team Final @ Woodson - 4pm

            JV Baseball DH v Robinson - 4:30; Lake Braddock - 7pm

            Boys Soccer v Lake Braddock; Girls away - 5:45/7:15pm

            Softball v Robinson - 6:30pm

                

June 2 - Baseball / Softball @ Fairfax - 6:30pm

            JV Girls Lax v Lake Braddock – 6pm

            Region Girls Tennis Singles/Doubles Final @ Lake Braddock - 4pm

 

June 3 – JV Boys / Girls Lax v Woodson – 6/7:30 (Track Turf)

            Var Girls / Boys Lax v Woodson – 6/7:30pm (Stadium)

                

June 4 - District Soccer Qtrs - 7pm

            District Softball / District Baseball Qtrs - 6:30pm

 

June 5 - District Softball / Baseball Semifinal - 6:30pm

            Ted Phoenix Regatta @ Sandy Run Park

 

About Our Sponsor:

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In This Issue:
  • Message From The Principal
  • Credit Recovery
  • Clinic End of Year
  • Quiz Bowl Team
  • Finance Info For Senior Families
  • PTSO News
  • Senior Class Info
  • Student Athlete Physical Night
  • Activities Office -  NEW 2021 VHSL Physical Form
  • Yearbook Distribution
  • Stallion Spirit Store
  • Summer Basketball Camp
Message From the Principal

Family,

I wanted to open this week’s message with this thing that is on my heart.  I would like to share my sincere thanks to each of our Families who over the course of the year have been able to share their blessings with us and other Families.  I have been contacted many times by parents offering to purchase groceries, buy teachers or students lunches, donate school items or services, or to gift us with their time.  During a time of crisis and turmoil these gifts are not forgotten and are invaluable.  I am sharing this information to not only thank you all for that which you have done and continue to do, but to remind us all that we are in the midst of so many who are so good down to their core.  And, these fine citizens are doing these things in support of all of our children.  We are in very good company and that is a great feeling to have as we deal with all the “other stuff” going on in our world.

This has been a great week of connecting again with our students and families.  This week I was out three nights celebrating along with our Senior athletes.  And as the protocols have been relaxed around safety measures and folks have felt more comfortable with being out and about, I have been able to see more of you and your children.  It hasn’t just been our current students either.  To see our former students return to visit has also been warming to me and to our teachers.  So as we continue along this path of returning to normalcy, lets continue to be careful, but at that same time, let’s continue to be there for one another. 

This week we learned that one of our pillars of strength, Mr. Dana Walker, has been selected to head up the secondary level of Virtual Learning for the upcoming year.  His leadership has been felt both inside and outside of our building and the district leadership has decided to take advantage of his skillset.  This opportunity means that he will be leaving us for SY 21-22.  He is slated to return to us in SY 22-23, but I am not so sure that will happen as these opportunities often lead to more opportunities.  If you have a moment to drop him a line, please do so to let him know how much you have appreciated all he has done for the South County Family.

As we close the year out, I want to remind you once again that if your child is in need of credit recovery services (summer school), that the two 3-week sessions are free this summer.  Please click on this link to view information on registration and other important details. 

One other reminder is that all students need to return their laptops and other school resources this year regardless of whether or not they will be returning to school in the fall, or if they will be enrolled in credit recovery this summer.  The laptops have not been touched by our technology team for over a year and to keep them operating at their peak levels, we need to have them back.  Other items such as laptop chargers, textbooks, library books, calculators, manipulatives, etc. all need to come back so that we can inventory our resources and know what we may need to order as we enter the new school year.  Items not returned will be documented and converted to fines unfortunately.  So, please have your children begin to locate those items sooner than later.  Details on opportunities for your child to turn in loaned resources will be forthcoming.

I wanted to give the Theatre students, along with Mrs. Molly Rumberger a huge shout out for the virtual performance they put on this weekend.  I shared how impressed I was with the Senior Skit and Senior Slideshow with Mrs. Rumberger.  Our students surely let it all out and truly shined!  I wish our Senior Theatre students all the best as the move on to their next endeavors whether on stage or not.  They are a talented group and they made all of us proud!  To the underclassmen, I am looking forward to more in-person performances that will again make us laugh and cry as they pour all of themselves into their roles and the on and backstage work they put in!  Thank you all for allowing us all to see another world through your gifts!

If you were unable to see the SCHS Theatre Arts Awards Ceremony, it was made available to us by Mrs. Rumberger.  Just click here.

And we certainly will not forget the awesome work that was done by our South County Orchestras led by Mrs. Marci Swift as they also closed out the year with a stunning and powerful performance with their Virtual Spring Concert!  To do this from individual locations is nothing short of astonishing! I have an infinity for these performers because I participated as a high school student and know the work that goes into these performances (but I was in no way as good as these performers are!). If you were not able to view the concert, please check it out here:

VIRTUAL CONCERT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_RQUbCNvTI

FINAL SENIOR SONG - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49OIgScjnS0

Well that is it for this week.  I hope that you enjoy the rest of the long weekend.  And as most of us enjoy Monday off, I want to thank all our Armed Forces Service Members, both active and inactive for your willingness to put country first for us all, and share that I am so very thankful for those Service Members who gave their lives in the effort to keep us safe.  Please take care and have a very blessed Memorial Day!  #OneStallion

Gary

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Students should contact their school’s summer program administrator for additional information. Students are eligible to enroll in a credit recovery course if they receive a grade of NM at the end of the school year. Credit Recovery is only for students who failed a course. New Course options are detailed on page 2. This is free of cost and transportation is provided to students that need it. Since the sessions are only three weeks long, it is essential that students are available for the entirety of the session. Information for all summer learning opportunities can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning

Click here to Register for FCPS Credit Recovery Classes

 

Credit Recovery Session #1 June 28-July 16 (No class July 5th) Courses:

 

Algebra 1

World History/Geography 1

Geometry

US/VA Government

Algebra 2

Writing Work Keys (for students that need writing work keys for verified credit)

Algebraic Functions & Data Analysis (AFDA)

Algebra 1 SOL (for students that passed the Algebra 1 course, but not the Algebra 1 SOL)

English 9

Biology SOL (for students that passed the biology course, but not the biology SOL)

English 11

Geosystems

 

Credit Recovery Session #2: July 21 – August 6 (Potential exception July 20)

 

Algebra 1

Biology

Geometry

Chemistry

Algebra 2

Geosystems

English 10

World History/Geography 2

English 11

US/VA History

English 12

Reading Work Keys (for students that need the reading work keys for verified credit)

Economics & Personal Finance

Geometry SOL (for students that passed the geometry course, but not the geometry SOL)

HPE 10

 

 

New Courses for Credit:

Students who meet the course prerequisites can take one online course. Students who have completed a high school math course may take an online campus math class. Middle school students who expunged a high school math or Spanish course or those wanting to recover a course credit may take the course again. Information is linked here: Online Campus.

Click here to Register for FCPS Online Campus Classes for New Credit

 

 

From the Clinic

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room. Please call the School Health Aide with any questions at 703-446-1610.

 

Quiz Bowl Team

Is your student a fan of trivia games like Jeopardy? There’s an interest meeting for the SCHS Quiz Bowl team on Wednesday, June 2, at 3:00 in Room B144.  A virtual meeting link will be available too.  Please contact Mr. Greiling at edgreiling@fcps.edu for more information.

 

IMPORTANT FINANCE MESSAGE TO ALL SENIOR FAMILIES

If you still owe for Senior dues, class fees in Myschoolbucks, outstanding obligations or any prior year textbooks you will need to pay in-person to the Finance Office on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  All payments MUST be made in cash or money order.  You can no longer pay via credit card or check.  All debts must be cleared or it will impact the students from receiving their cap and gowns at graduation rehearsal.  We will have a list of students with outstanding obligations posted on the Senior page.  This list will only show the students ID number, it will not contain any details or personal information.  Please check to verify that you are cleared. 

For planning purposes, we will begin Senior collection of laptops and current year textbooks on June 1 – June 4 (time TBD). If these items are not returned on time they will convert to a debt and will also impact them from receiving their cap and gown during Graduation rehearsal on June 4th.

   

From the PTSO

PTSO Committee/Officer Positions OPEN for SY 2021-2022

We have several volunteer opportunities available for next year. Click here to sign up today! If you have any questions, email pres@southcountyptso.org

The Final Stampede…. 2 WEEKS AWAY! Purchase your ticket today

Click here to buy your ticket today. We DO NOT allow walk-ins the night of event. If you need financial assistance to purchase your ticket, reach out to your school counselor.

If you prefer to pay for your ticket with Cash or Check. Print out the forms here and bring all signed forms along with check (SCHS PTSO) or cash to graduation rehearsal. We will have volunteers on site collecting forms.

Volunteers NEEDED for The Final Stampede

We are still in need of some volunteers for the June 7th Final Stampede. Click here to see all available opportunities to help out! Even if you can’t donate your time, we have options at the bottom of the sign up for water and snack donations. You do not have to be a senior parent to help out, any parent can come volunteer for a shift.

 

Senior Class of 2021 Website

Please visit our senior class of 2021 website for more information regarding senior year (dues, cap and gown orders, etc.) https://sites.google.com/view/soco2021/home” 

  

Student Athlete Physical Night

 

This year, we will team up with Lake Braddock Secondary School and West Springfield High School to host the Annual Student Athlete Physical night AT WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL. We are combining the strengths of Bruins, Stallions, and Spartans to give you a chance to get your physical completed for the 2021-2022 school year as well as support the Athletic Training Programs of all three schools.

This physical night is the sole fundraiser for these programs and the more registrations we have, the more we can provide for your student athletes.

Please put the date and time on your calendar. More information to come!

Date: 07-19-2021             

Time: 5:30-7:30    

Location: West Springfield High School  

Cost/Donation: $50

  From the Activities Office:

 

*NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical Form

The VHSL released a new physical form that all students must have filled out in order to participate in our athletic program for the 2021 – 2022 school year. This form and directions on how it can be turned in to the Activities Office can be found at www.stallionnation.com.

 

Pre-sale Online Ticketing for Spring Sports

This spring will be our very first season of using a brand new interface for purchasing tickets for South County sporting events (Softball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Track), ETix. ETix will allow our fans to purchase tickets online, prior to any game, match, or meet hosted at South County High School. To purchase tickets in advance, use this link to select the event for which you want tickets, then use your credit card information to purchase the number of tickets you want. You will receive a confirmation email for your purchase, and you will pull up that email on your phone to present to the ticket booth, scanning your ticket. This same procedure will also be used for those who wish to make credit card purchases for tickets at the gate on the day of the event.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact Terri Smith at tasmith1@fcps.edu.

If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to email me any time! 

 

*New* Live Streaming for Spring Sports – NFHS Network

South County is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network, and we've invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our Gym and Main Stadium Venues LIVE.

Join the NFHS Network for full access to:

  • All South County HS live and on-demand sports broadcasts
  • All other sporting events from around the Nation
  • Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again! 
  • Here's how to watch:
  • 1) Visit www.NFHSnetwork.com
  • 2) Search for South County High School and go to our page
  • 3) Subscribe and Follow
  • Thank you for your continued support of Stallion Athletics. We look forward to bringing you top-notch broadcasts of our athletic events!
Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed on July 12 in the school cafeteria. Due to COVID, deadlines were pushed back this year in order to cover as much of the school year as possible. Additionally, concurrent schooling makes a traditional distribution not possible. As a result, the distribution will take place over the summer.

On July 12 students can come to the school cafeteria to pick up books they have pre-ordered,  or they can buy a book if they have not pre-ordered one ($85 cash, as supplies last).

Seniors will get to come first at 10 a.m., followed by any underclassmen at 11 a.m.  Depending on COVID restrictions and weather, students may be allowed to socially distance and sign each other’s yearbooks as well.  If you ordered a yearbook and are out of town, there will be additional days to pick up the book after July 12.  If you have not ordered your book yet, you can do so at www.yearbookforever.com.  The only way to guarantee that you get a book is to pre-order, so don’t wait.  Supplies are limited. Books currently cost $75; if you plan to buy a book at distribution they cost $85 cash only.

Questions can be directed to Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu

   

New Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is open virtually with NEW merchandise available on our NEW website! You’ll find the Order Form with directions on how to return; once the order is filled, payment can be made on MySchoolBucks and picked up at the school.

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.

   

Visit the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

   

 

South County High School 2021 Summer Basketball Camp Sponsored by South County Athletic Booster Club

 

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: June 21–25 & June 28–July 2; 9am-3pm

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to SCABC Attn: BOYS BASKETBALL or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt, Face Mask

Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

Need More Info?

Contact Coach Mike Robinson – Camp Director

MikeRob251@gmail.com

(703) 725.1774

www.Stallionboysbasketball.com

   

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This Week in Stallion Sports

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This Week in Stallion Sports: PRESENTED BY: The South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce (SFCC)

Schedule:

Week of May 24

May 24 - District Track @ Lake Braddock - 12pm

               Region Boys Tennis @ West Springfield – 4pm

               GLax v Yorktown - 6/7:30pm

               Baseball/Softball v Lake Braddock - 6:30pm

               BLax @ Yorktown - 5:45/7:15pm

 

May 25 - Region Girls Tennis v West Springfield - 4pm

               Boys Soccer v Robinson; Girls away - 5:45/7:15pm

               Baseball / Softball v West Springfield - 6:30pm

 

May 26 - District Track @ Lake Braddock - 12pm

               GLax Var only v TC - 6:30pm

 

May 27 - Girl Soccer v Fairfax; Boys away -5:45/7:15pm

              

May 28 - Glax v Lake Braddock - 6/7:30pm

               Baseball / Softball v Robinson - 6:30pm

               BLax @ Lake Braddock - 5:45/7:15pm

 

May 29 - Darrell Winslow Regatta @ Sandy Run park

 

About Our Sponsor:

The South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce (SFCC), a non-profit organization, champions one of the fastest-growing business communities in Northern Virginia, bringing together diverse business and community leaders in Lorton, Newington, Fort Belvoir, South Springfield, Burke, Fairfax Station and Clifton. We are the first virtual Chamber of Commerce exclusively for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals with interests in this vibrant part of Fairfax County, Virginia. As your business partner, we offer a number of powerful marketing and networking tools to our members and the community at large, including virtual and face-to-face networking opportunities, a state-of-the-art website, and information on local points of interest for residents and visitors. We are a community resource, making connections between local business and those making up the south Fairfax community. For more information, visit www.southfairfaxchamber.org

 

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In This Issue:
  • Message From The Principal
  • Credit Recovery
  • Finance Info For Senior Families
  • Senior Class Info
  • Student Athlete Physical Night
  • Activities Office -  NEW 2021 VHSL Physical Form
  • Yearbook Distribution
  • Stallion Spirit Store
  • Summer Basketball Camp
Message From the Principal

Family,

Well, we are one week closer to saying, “That’s it!”  What an incredible run.  I have to say that this has been one heck of a journey and while it has been challenging on so many fronts, I have to say that if I had to do it again, … I wouldn’t!  But to have gone through it with you has made it much easier than it could have been.  Thank you for what you have brought to each day. 

We had a successful week of first round SOL testing.  Students continued to show their resilience and grit.  They did everything we asked them to and took care of business.  We even had some students trying to come test who didn’t have a test.  That is commitment if I ever experienced it.  This week we will be taking care of the retakes. 

And to make it all happen, it has the work of our fabulous teaching staff who have found a way through all the twists, turns, and “one more thing pleases” I have thrown at them. Please take a moment to share your thanks there, if you have a moment. 

This week is a big week of Senior Nights in the athletic arena.  I look forward to seeing each of our senior parents.  Thank you in advance for sharing them with us.  They have made us better in so many ways. 

I would like to take a moment to celebrate the efforts of one of our own in the area of passion for this student.  I would like to congratulate Ms. Kathryn Hopkins for being selected as South County’s Student Journalist of the Year in recognition of her outstanding work in the classroom and through scholastic publications.  This is a Virginia High School League award that Kathryn should be extremely proud of! 

The county has published the bell schedule for the upcoming year… (I just wanna get out of this year first!)  Our bell schedule will mirror our schedule from last school year when students began the day at 8:10am and will complete their final class of the day at 2:55pm. 

For those parents of our Seniors, I would like to share a tidbit of information about the Jiffy Lube Live graduation related to the venue. 

We ask all those attending the ceremony familiarize themselves with the requirements and best practices below. While you may be familiar with the venue, our policies have changed to better fit the Fourth Amended Executive Order 72. Please refer any questions you may have to our school’s graduation coordinator.

  • Masks are recommended for all guests who are not vaccinated or are immune compromised.
  • Weapons are not allowed at Live Nation Entertainment Venues. This includes all off-duty Law Enforcement Officers.
  • All persons entering the building are subject to search using walkthrough magnetometers, handheld magnetometers, and/or physical pat down search.
  • All bags will be searched prior to entry. Bags larger than 12” x 6” x 12” will not be permitted. All bags larger than 4.5” x 6.5” must be clear. Camera bags will not be permitted.
  • Food and Drink other than water will not be permitted or available during the event.
  • Use of laser pointers, air horns, or other noise making devices is not permitted.
  • No signage/posters of any kind will be allowed into the venue.
  • Guests, Graduates, and Faculty will need to leave the premises promptly upon the completion of the ceremony.

And one bonus note: Each graduate will now receive six (6) tickets for their family and friends!

Well that is all that I have at this time.  I will never stop sharing just how much I appreciate your support throughout my time here.  You have been an outstanding parent community and even in those instances where there has been disagreement, I know that the passion for your children is the catalyst  that is required for our students to be successful and for that I am appreciative of you.  #OneStallion

Gary

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Students should contact their school’s summer program administrator for additional information. Students are eligible to enroll in a credit recovery course if they receive a grade of NM at the end of the school year. Credit Recovery is only for students who failed a course. New Course options are detailed on page 2. This is free of cost and transportation is provided to students that need it. Since the sessions are only three weeks long, it is essential that students are available for the entirety of the session. Information for all summer learning opportunities can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning

Click here to Register for FCPS Credit Recovery Classes

 

Credit Recovery Session #1 June 28-July 16 (No class July 5th) Courses:

 

Algebra 1

World History/Geography 1

Geometry

US/VA Government

Algebra 2

Writing Work Keys (for students that need writing work keys for verified credit)

Algebraic Functions & Data Analysis (AFDA)

Algebra 1 SOL (for students that passed the Algebra 1 course, but not the Algebra 1 SOL)

English 9

Biology SOL (for students that passed the biology course, but not the biology SOL)

English 11

Geosystems

 

Credit Recovery Session #2: July 21 – August 6 (Potential exception July 20)

 

Algebra 1

Biology

Geometry

Chemistry

Algebra 2

Geosystems

English 10

World History/Geography 2

English 11

US/VA History

English 12

Reading Work Keys (for students that need the reading work keys for verified credit)

Economics & Personal Finance

Geometry SOL (for students that passed the geometry course, but not the geometry SOL)

HPE 10

 

 

New Courses for Credit:

Students who meet the course prerequisites can take one online course. Students who have completed a high school math course may take an online campus math class. Middle school students who expunged a high school math or Spanish course or those wanting to recover a course credit may take the course again. Information is linked here: Online Campus.

Click here to Register for FCPS Online Campus Classes for New Credit

 

 

Testing Corner

Advanced Placement Testers and their Families

If you are taking an AP exam this week, you will automatically be marked TST (Testing) in SIS for the day of your exam. Your parent does NOT need to call Attendance to excuse you – you are already excused for the day.

 

SOL Make-Ups

If your student was absent from their SOL test this past week, you should be receiving an email in the next few days regarding make-up SOL exams. If you have any questions regarding SOL make-ups, please contact Mr. Bird at cwbird@fcps.edu.

   

IMPORTANT FINANCE MESSAGE TO ALL SENIOR FAMILIES

If you still owe for Senior dues, class fees in Myschoolbucks, outstanding obligations or any prior year textbooks you will need to pay in-person to the Finance Office on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  All payments MUST be made in cash or money order.  You can no longer pay via credit card or check.  All debts must be cleared or it will impact the students from receiving their cap and gowns at graduation rehearsal.  We will have a list of students with outstanding obligations posted on the Senior page.  This list will only show the students ID number, it will not contain any details or personal information.  Please check to verify that you are cleared. 

For planning purposes, we will begin Senior collection of laptops and current year textbooks on June 1 – June 4 (time TBD). If these items are not returned on time they will convert to a debt and will also impact them from receiving their cap and gown during Graduation rehearsal on June 4th.

   

Senior Class of 2021 Website

Please visit our senior class of 2021 website for more information regarding senior year (dues, cap and gown orders, etc.) https://sites.google.com/view/soco2021/home” 

  

Student Athlete Physical Night

 

This year, we will team up with Lake Braddock Secondary School and West Springfield High School to host the Annual Student Athlete Physical night AT WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL. We are combining the strengths of Bruins, Stallions, and Spartans to give you a chance to get your physical completed for the 2021-2022 school year as well as support the Athletic Training Programs of all three schools.

This physical night is the sole fundraiser for these programs and the more registrations we have, the more we can provide for your student athletes.

Please put the date and time on your calendar. More information to come!

Date: 07-19-2021             

Time: 5:30-7:30    

Location: West Springfield High School  

Cost/Donation: $50

  From the Activities Office:

 

*NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical Form

The VHSL released a new physical form that all students must have filled out in order to participate in our athletic program for the 2021 – 2022 school year. This form and directions on how it can be turned in to the Activities Office can be found at www.stallionnation.com.

 

Pre-sale Online Ticketing for Spring Sports

This spring will be our very first season of using a brand new interface for purchasing tickets for South County sporting events (Softball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Track), ETix. ETix will allow our fans to purchase tickets online, prior to any game, match, or meet hosted at South County High School. To purchase tickets in advance, use this link to select the event for which you want tickets, then use your credit card information to purchase the number of tickets you want. You will receive a confirmation email for your purchase, and you will pull up that email on your phone to present to the ticket booth, scanning your ticket. This same procedure will also be used for those who wish to make credit card purchases for tickets at the gate on the day of the event.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact Terri Smith at tasmith1@fcps.edu.

If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to email me any time! 

 

*New* Live Streaming for Spring Sports – NFHS Network

South County is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network, and we've invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our Gym and Main Stadium Venues LIVE.

Join the NFHS Network for full access to:

  • All South County HS live and on-demand sports broadcasts
  • All other sporting events from around the Nation
  • Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again! 
  • Here's how to watch:
  • 1) Visit www.NFHSnetwork.com
  • 2) Search for South County High School and go to our page
  • 3) Subscribe and Follow
  • Thank you for your continued support of Stallion Athletics. We look forward to bringing you top-notch broadcasts of our athletic events!
Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed on July 12 in the school cafeteria. Due to COVID, deadlines were pushed back this year in order to cover as much of the school year as possible. Additionally, concurrent schooling makes a traditional distribution not possible. As a result, the distribution will take place over the summer.

On July 12 students can come to the school cafeteria to pick up books they have pre-ordered,  or they can buy a book if they have not pre-ordered one ($85 cash, as supplies last).

Seniors will get to come first at 10 a.m., followed by any underclassmen at 11 a.m.  Depending on COVID restrictions and weather, students may be allowed to socially distance and sign each other’s yearbooks as well.  If you ordered a yearbook and are out of town, there will be additional days to pick up the book after July 12.  If you have not ordered your book yet, you can do so at www.yearbookforever.com.  The only way to guarantee that you get a book is to pre-order, so don’t wait.  Supplies are limited. Books currently cost $75; if you plan to buy a book at distribution they cost $85 cash only.

Questions can be directed to Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu

   

New Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is open virtually with NEW merchandise available on our NEW website! You’ll find the Order Form with directions on how to return; once the order is filled, payment can be made on MySchoolBucks and picked up at the school.

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.

   

Visit the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

   

 

South County High School 2021 Summer Basketball Camp Sponsored by South County Athletic Booster Club

 

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: June 21–25 & June 28–July 2; 9am-3pm

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to SCABC Attn: BOYS BASKETBALL or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt, Face Mask

Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

Need More Info?

Contact Coach Mike Robinson – Camp Director

MikeRob251@gmail.com

(703) 725.1774

www.Stallionboysbasketball.com

   

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This Week in Stallion Sports

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This Week in Stallion Sports: PRESENTED BY: AZ Razo Construction

Schedule:

Week of May 17

May 17 - Tennis - v West Springfield (boys home; girls away) 4pm

               Girls Soccer v Woodson - 5:45/7:15pm

               JV Baseball v Hayfield - 6pm

               Boys Soccer @ Woodson - 5:45/7:15pm

               JV Softball @ Woodson - 6:30pm

 

May 18 - Tennis v Lake Braddock (boys home; girls away) 4pm

               JV Baseball / Softball v Lake Braddock - 6:30pm

               Var Baseball / Var Softball @ Lake Braddock - 6:30pm

 

May 19—Boys Soccer v West Springfield - 5:45/7:15pm

               Track @ Woodson - 4:30pm

               Girls Soccer @ West Springfield - 5:45/7:15pm

 

May 20—Region Tennis

                 Boys Lax v Fairfax - 5:45/7:30pm

                 JV Baseball / Softball v Woodson - 6:30pm

                 Girls Lax @ Fairfax - 6/7:30pm

                 Var Baseball / Softball @ Woodson - 6:30pm

 

May 21 - Sr Signing Ceremony - 3pm (Gym)

               Region Tennis

 

May 22 - Walter Mess Regatta Crew @ Sandy Run park

                             

 About Our Sponsor:

Are you looking for a licensed contractor to tackle a completely customized remodeling project? In business since 2000 and locally owned, AZ Razo Construction offers clients professional, reliable, and safe contracting services at a price you 

won’t find anywhere else. From kitchen remodeling to home additions, AZ Razo Construction can do it all! Visit azrazoconstruction.com for more information.

Check out:

https://aldorazo.smugmug.com/share/FmQKGN for SOCO photos taken by our SCABC Photographer, Aldo Razo!

 

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In This Issue:
  • Message From The Principal
  • Credit Recovery
  • Testing Corner
  • Finance Info For Senior Families
  • Student Athlete Physical Night
  • Senior Class Info
  • Activities Office - *NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical  
Message From the Principal

Family,

I hope this message finds you well. This week we will keep it short and to the point. I a to thank all of my Senior parents who allowed their children to come out to prom last night. The students looked great and even though it was a different type of prom. The music was great and put on by our very own Physics teacher Dr. Hassan Moore. It was a great time and based on my interactions with the students, they had a great time too!

SOL's begin tomorrow. You can find the schedule of assessments for the week here.  The only other thing I have to say about that is to please make sure your children get plenty of sleep.  If they don't have time to eat at home, please remind them that they can pick up breakfast at school. 

Please be aware that even though it looks like the governor may be relaxing some COVID protocols in the near future, we will still close out the year with our current protocols out of an abundance of caution. But it is nice to know that it looks like light at the end of this tunnel; and what a long tunnel it has been. But as with most things, we have made it through, together. No tears here, but I might sniffle a little when it is all said and done. In the meantime, let's remain diligent and keep up our momentum as we get closer to winning this fight against COVID-19. 

Speaking of winning, how about our amazing womens' teams.  Both soccer and softball are undefeated and looking fabulous. But I can't leave out our strong lacrosse team who although they didn't come away with the win on Friday, they played with inspiring heart against the number 1 team in the region. And let's not forget about our strong tradition on the track. These ladies are once again eyeing a run at a region championship!  Then add on the fact that once again South County achieves an FCPS first with our partnership with Under Armour and it's Women of Will program.  Check it out here

Okay, time to close out now. Have a conversation with your child about end of year grading, and remember that summer school for credit recovery is free this year so if that is a need, please take advantage of that opportunity. 

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend and please continue to be safe. #OneStallion

 

Gary

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Students should contact their school’s summer program administrator for additional information. Students are eligible to enroll in a credit recovery course if they receive a grade of NM at the end of the school year. Credit Recovery is only for students who failed a course. New Course options are detailed on page 2. This is free of cost and transportation is provided to students that need it. Since the sessions are only three weeks long, it is essential that students are available for the entirety of the session. Information for all summer learning opportunities can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning

Click here to Register for FCPS Credit Recovery Classes

 

Credit Recovery Session #1 June 28-July 16 (No class July 5th) Courses:

 

Algebra 1

World History/Geography 1

Geometry

US/VA Government

Algebra 2

Writing Work Keys (for students that need writing work keys for verified credit)

Algebraic Functions & Data Analysis (AFDA)

Algebra 1 SOL (for students that passed the Algebra 1 course, but not the Algebra 1 SOL)

English 9

Biology SOL (for students that passed the biology course, but not the biology SOL)

English 11

Geosystems

 

Credit Recovery Session #2: July 21 – August 6 (Potential exception July 20)

 

Algebra 1

Biology

Geometry

Chemistry

Algebra 2

Geosystems

English 10

World History/Geography 2

English 11

US/VA History

English 12

Reading Work Keys (for students that need the reading work keys for verified credit)

Economics & Personal Finance

Geometry SOL (for students that passed the geometry course, but not the geometry SOL)

HPE 10

 

 

New Courses for Credit:

Students who meet the course prerequisites can take one online course. Students who have completed a high school math course may take an online campus math class. Middle school students who expunged a high school math or Spanish course or those wanting to recover a course credit may take the course again. Information is linked here: Online Campus.

Click here to Register for FCPS Online Campus Classes for New Credit

 

 

Testing Corner

Advanced Placement Testers and Families

  • It is important that all testers download the Digital App, login in, and practice using the Digital Testing App in advance of the AP tests in the coming weeks. Parents – please check with you students to make sure that they have downloaded and are using the AP Digital Testing App.
  • All AP testers – make sure that you have a viable email address attached to your College Board account in order to make sure you receive valuable information from College Board and Mr. Bird, the AP Test Coordinator.
  • In lieu of traditional “excused absences” forms that have been used in the past, students registered to take an AP exam will be marked as TST (excused for testing) in SIS on the days a student has a scheduled AP exam, whether it is at home digitally or in-person at school.

 

The following AP Digital At Home exams will take place this week:

Tuesday, May 18 – AP English Literature and AP Computer Science

Wednesday, May 19 – AP US History and AP Macroeconomics

Thursday, May 20 – AP US Government, AP World History, and AP Psychology

Students are required to have downloaded the AP Digital App and logged in in advance. For each digital AP Exam you take, you must complete the exam setup step in the digital testing app. This step loads your exam onto the computer you’re going to test with. Completing this step is required 1-3 days before each exam. Without taking this step for each exam, you will not be able to test.

For testers taking an in-person test – you will receive your room assignments via email one week before your scheduled test date.  If you have any further questions, please email Mr. Bird at cwbird@fcps.edu

SOL End-Of-Course Exams

Because of the unique environment we are currently in, SOL End-Of-Course exams will be focused on three days in May. On May 18 and May 19, all students will have asynchronous “catch-up days” at home – there will be no in-person or synchronous instruction on May 18 and 19.  Please see the schedule below:

  • All SOL testers and their families should have received an email this week with their SOL testing dates and times and room assignments.
    • Students need to make sure they bring their fully-charged FCPS laptop and charger with them for their SOL tests.
    • Students should plan to arrive at school by 8:05 AM in order to be in their testing rooms by 8:15 AM
    • Students being dropped off should arrive through the Kiss and Ride at entrance 12.
    • SOL exams are untimed tests. Students usually take approximately 2-3 hours to complete their tests, but it all depends on the testing speed of the student.
    • Students who requested bus transportation have received their pick-up times. Busses will make return trips leaving SCHS at 10:30 AM and 1 PM.

For additional questions regarding the SOL End-Of-Course tests, please contact your school counselor or Chris Bird, School Test Coordinator, at cwbird@fcps.edu

  

 

FINANCE MESSAGE TO ALL SENIOR FAMILIES

A few important dates and reminders for all Senior Families. The finance office will not accept checks from Seniors after May 1st. All Senior dues, class fees, outstanding obligations and any prior year textbooks need to be resolved NLT May 14th or this may impact students from receiving their cap and gowns. Debt notices were mailed home before Spring Break to students who have outstanding obligations in Textbook Tracker. If you received a notice, please mail a check along with the debt notice to the school. Checks can be made payable to: SCHS and mailed to South County High School, ATTN: Finance Office, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton VA 22079.

There may be other fees due, such as unpaid senior dues, transcript fees, library fines, lost laptops or chargers, or fees for specific classes. These fees should be paid using My School Bucks (MSB). Class fees will have an invoice in MSB, the other items can be found in the School Store in MSB.

For planning purposes, we will begin Senior collection of laptops and current year textbooks on June 1 – June 4 (time TBD). If these items are not returned on time they will convert to a debt and will also impact them from receiving their cap and gown during Graduation rehearsal on June 7th.

   

Senior Class of 2021!

Our graduation is scheduled!   

June 10, 2021 @ Jiffy Lube Live starting at 2pm. 

Get ready and more information is forthcoming. 

Also, your "Last Ride" class T-shirts are in. They are super soft and very well done. Thanks to your very own Tim Turner for designing the shirts.  We hope that you will pick one up during our next class event.

$50 senior class dues that covers all graduation apparel and venues is past due as of 3/31.  Please make sure you have paid it prior to 4/14 or make payment arrangement with Mrs. Naghmi.

 

Senior Class of 2021 Website

Please visit our senior class of 2021 website for more information regarding senior year (dues, cap and gown orders, etc.) https://sites.google.com/view/soco2021/home” 

Student Athlete Physical Night

 

This year, we will team up with Lake Braddock Secondary School and West Springfield High School to host the Annual Student Athlete Physical night AT WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL. We are combining the strengths of Bruins, Stallions, and Spartans to give you a chance to get your physical completed for the 2021-2022 school year as well as support the Athletic Training Programs of all three schools.

This physical night is the sole fundraiser for these programs and the more registrations we have, the more we can provide for your student athletes.

Please put the date and time on your calendar. More information to come!

Date: 07-19-2021             

Time: 5:30-7:30    

Location: West Springfield High School  

Cost/Donation: $50

  From the Activities Office:

 

*NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical Form

The VHSL released a new physical form that all students must have filled out in order to participate in our athletic program for the 2021 – 2022 school year. This form and directions on how it can be turned in to the Activities Office can be found at www.stallionnation.com.

 

Pre-sale Online Ticketing for Spring Sports

This spring will be our very first season of using a brand new interface for purchasing tickets for South County sporting events (Softball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Track), ETix. ETix will allow our fans to purchase tickets online, prior to any game, match, or meet hosted at South County High School. To purchase tickets in advance, use this link to select the event for which you want tickets, then use your credit card information to purchase the number of tickets you want. You will receive a confirmation email for your purchase, and you will pull up that email on your phone to present to the ticket booth, scanning your ticket. This same procedure will also be used for those who wish to make credit card purchases for tickets at the gate on the day of the event.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact Terri Smith at tasmith1@fcps.edu.

If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to email me any time! 

 

*New* Live Streaming for Spring Sports – NFHS Network

South County is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network, and we've invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our Gym and Main Stadium Venues LIVE.

Join the NFHS Network for full access to:

  • All South County HS live and on-demand sports broadcasts
  • All other sporting events from around the Nation
  • Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again! 
  • Here's how to watch:
  • 1) Visit www.NFHSnetwork.com
  • 2) Search for South County High School and go to our page
  • 3) Subscribe and Follow
  • Thank you for your continued support of Stallion Athletics. We look forward to bringing you top-notch broadcasts of our athletic events!
New Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is open virtually with NEW merchandise available on our NEW website! You’ll find the Order Form with directions on how to return; once the order is filled, payment can be made on MySchoolBucks and picked up at the school.

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.

   

Visit the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

   

 

South County High School 2021 Summer Basketball Camp Sponsored by South County Athletic Booster Club

 

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: June 21–25 & June 28–July 2; 9am-3pm

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to SCABC Attn: BOYS BASKETBALL or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt, Face Mask

Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

Need More Info?

Contact Coach Mike Robinson – Camp Director

MikeRob251@gmail.com

(703) 725.1774

www.Stallionboysbasketball.com

   

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This Week in Stallion Sports

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This Week in Stallion Sports: PRESENTED BY: Emblemax

Schedule:

Week of May 10

May 10 - Boy’s Soccer v Fairfax - 5:45/7:15pm

               Girl’s Soccer @ Fairfax - 5:45/7:15pm

               District Tennis: Girls @ WTW; Boys @ Fairfax - 3pm

 

May 11 - Girls Lacrosse v TC Williams - 6/7:30pm

               Boy’s Lacrosse @ TC (Minnie Howard) - 5:45/7:15pm

               District Tennis: Girls @ WTW; Boys @ Fairfax - 3:30pm

       

May 12 - JV Boys / JV Girl’s Soccer v West Springfield - 5:45/7:15pm

               JV Baseball / JV Softball v Robinson - 6:30pm

               District Tennis: Girls @ WTW; Boys @ Fairfax - 3:30pm

               Track @ Lake Braddock - 4:30pm

               Var Baseball / Var Softball @ Robinson - 6:30pm

 

May 13 - Girl’s Soccer v Lake Braddock - 5:45/7:15pm

               Boy’s Soccer @ Lake Braddock - 5:45/7:15pm

 

May 14 - Girl’s Lacrosse v Robinson - 6/7:30pm

               Var Baseball / Var Softball v Fairfax - 6:30pm

               Boy’s Lacrosse @ Robinson - 5:45-7:15pm

                 JV Baseball / JV Softball @ Fairfax - 6:30pm

 

May 15 - Track @ West Springfield Invitational - 12pm

               Prom Activities - 7-11pm

 

 About Our Sponsor:

For the last 25 years, Emblemax has been providing printed promotional items and product giveaways to help their clients promote their brands and messages.  In addition to delivering quality work at an excellent price, Emblemax works with you to ensure the products you order will be the best fit for your promotion. Our turn-key services include custom embroidery, screen printing, promotional products, company uniforms & custom t-shirts, on-line company stores, employee recognition gifts & awards, order fulfillment, branded uniforms and of course, tailored product and promotion ideas.  With our in-house production and warehouse location in Sterling, Virginia, we deliver the fastest lead time in the industry. There are lots of printing companies out there, but there is only one Emblemax.  To learn more about the Emblemax difference, visit us at: www.emblemax.com 

 

  

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Weekly News From South County High School

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From the Principal

Family,

Let me begin this week’s message with an acknowledgement of the work our outstanding staff continues to do with our students, especially during this COVID year.  This week was Teacher Appreciation Week and it is unfortunate that we only dedicate a week to highlighting our appreciation of this group, but let me thank all of you who have assisted us in taking time to share our appreciation for their efforts.  This past week we have had donations come in for raffles, two staff luncheons, celebrations of staff through trivia games, additional treats delivered from community members, and a number of personal messages to staff from Families.  It was truly great to see the staff’s smiling eyes behind their masks this week.  I know that I am going to work to be more intentional in my work to remind these professionals just how much I recognize how much of their hearts they pour into our building daily going forward!

I had the opportunity to watch the theatre production, “Bad Auditions on Camera: A Stay at Home Play”.  It was a hoot!  The students both in front of and behind the camera did an excellent job!  I am so envious of their talent; but even more proud to be associated with these fantastic thespians!  I hope that you were able to view it.  You too would be proud!

As we look forward to the end of this school year and then on to the start of a new school year, we must assess our inventory of technology among other things.  There are a number of Families who were provided the Mi-Fi (portable internet) devices for home internet access, and we would like to ensure that those devices that are out are actually being used.  If your Family has a Mi-Fi device and are no longer using it, please return that device to school so that we may repurpose that technology to a Family in need of it.  We appreciate your assistance with this.

Speaking of next year, here is a bit of “heads-up” information around immunizations that are required for school entry.  Please do your best to ensure that your children are properly immunized for the upcoming year.

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.

Recommended but NOT REQUIRED for School Entry:

  • A complete series of Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended The minimum age for the initial dose is nine years.  The first dose is recommended for ALL (boys and girls) students entering 7th grade. The parent or guardian, at their sole discretion, may elect for the student not to receive the HPV series. Parent/guardian HPV opt-out documentation is not required.

The SOL’s are right around the corner, and I would like to share that schedule with you. 

Monday, 5/17

Tuesday, 5/18

Wednesday, 5/19

Thursday, 5/20

Friday, 5/21

SOL Biology

SOL Chemistry

SOL Geosystems

SOL Reading

SOL Geometry

SOL Algebra 2

SOL Algebra 1

Normal Schedule

Normal Schedule

No In-House Remediation

Catch-Up Day

No In-Person Instruction

Catch-Up Day

No In-Person Instruction

 

 

 

Students who do not have an SOL on the days listed above should not come to school, but should work on any work that they may need to catch up on.

The make-up schedule and other testing information related to SOL testing can be found here.

I am hoping that each of you who have students who will be returning in the fall (grades 9-11), received and had the opportunity to review the information sent out from the district about the plans the county has in place around virtual instruction for next year, and the process for applying for access to it.  As always, I am going to speak honestly about this.  I truly want every student to be back in the building to access instruction in a face-to-face capacity.  I do understand, and will support any student who may truly need a virtual option due to a medical issue.  But for every other student, I believe that the best instruction will be delivered in person and I hope that all your students will be able to take advantage of our learning environment in this manner.  If you did not receive this information from FCPS, you can find it here.  If you are intending on applying to have your child remain virtual for next year, please complete this intent form.

For our Senior parents, we just received some unfortunate information from Jiffy Lube Live about their social distancing requirements.  They have informed us that their health department folks have shared that the social distancing will remain at 6’ when thought that it would be relaxed to 3’.  This will change our seating arrangements for our students and Families, but will still allow for students to receive between 4 and 5 tickets which is where we initially thought we would be.  The one thing this does do is push some of the tickets on to the lawn area which still provides everyone with a good seat considering that there are two huge screens to view the ceremony as well.  We will make this work for our students, and we have to keep in mind that this is all about the students.  I am asking that our Senior Families complete an intent form for attendance to the graduation ceremony for planning purposes which will allow us to maximize the space we are allotted at the venue.  This form has already been distributed to your children to ensure that everyone is reached.  We will assume that those who do not respond will be attending. I will be sharing additional information concerning the ticketing in a future message.  I would also like to add that the best place to keep up with information concerning graduation and end of year activities for the Senior Class is https://sites.google.com/view/soco2021/home.

As I wrap this up I would like to again thank everyone who was able to donate to help us celebrate our awesome teachers this past week.  They were very touched and I am just as touched by all of the outreach that you all did for them.  Lastly, I want to wish all of our mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day (and our fathers who have to play mother every now and then).  Thank you for being great parents and for sharing your children with us!  Take care and continue to be safe.  We are almost there! #OneStallion

Gary

In This Issue:
  • Message From The Principal
  • Testing Corner
  • Finance Info For Senior Families
  • Senior Class Info
  • PTSO News
  • Activities Office - *NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical

Testing Corner

 

Advanced Placement Testers and Families

All AP Exam testers received a email this week regarding the AP Digital App. It is important that all testers download the Digital App, login in, and practice using the Digital Testing App in advance of the AP tests in the coming weeks. Parents – please check with you students to make sure that they have downloaded and are using the Digital Testing App.

All AP testers – make sure that you have a viable email address attached to your College Board account in order to make sure you receive valuable information from College Board and Mr. Bird, the AP Test Coordinator.

In lieu of traditional “excused absences” forms that have been used in the past, students registered to take an AP exam will be marked as TST (excused for testing) in SIS on the days a student has a scheduled AP exam, whether it is at home digitally or in-person at school.

Testers taking an in-person test – you will receive your room assignments via email one week before your scheduled test date.  If you have any further questions, please email Mr. Bird at cwbird@fcps.edu

 

SOL End-Of-Course Exams

Because of the unique environment we are currently in, SOL End-Of-Course exams will be focused on three days in May. On May 18 and May 19, all students will have asynchronous “catch-up days” at home – there will be no in-person or synchronous instruction on May 18 and 19.  Please see the schedule below:

All SOL testers and their families should have received an email this week with their SOL testing dates and times. If an SOL test is in need of bus transportation for their SOL exams, they need to fill out the South County HS SOL Transportation form immediately. Room assignments for SOL testers will be emailed out to students by May 10. For additional questions regarding the SOL End-Of-Course tests, please contact your school counselor or Chis Bird, School Test Coordinator, at cwbird@fps.edu.

 

 

FINANCE MESSAGE TO ALL SENIOR FAMILIES

A few important dates and reminders for all Senior Families. The finance office will not accept checks from Seniors after May 1st. All Senior dues, class fees, outstanding obligations and any prior year textbooks need to be resolved NLT May 14th or this may impact students from receiving their cap and gowns. Debt notices were mailed home before Spring Break to students who have outstanding obligations in Textbook Tracker. If you received a notice, please mail a check along with the debt notice to the school. Checks can be made payable to: SCHS and mailed to South County High School, ATTN: Finance Office, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton VA 22079.

There may be other fees due, such as unpaid senior dues, transcript fees, library fines, lost laptops or chargers, or fees for specific classes. These fees should be paid using My School Bucks (MSB). Class fees will have an invoice in MSB, the other items can be found in the School Store in MSB.

For planning purposes, we will begin Senior collection of laptops and current year textbooks on June 1 – June 4 (time TBD). If these items are not returned on time they will convert to a debt and will also impact them from receiving their cap and gown during Graduation rehearsal on June 7th.

   

Senior Class of 2021!

Our graduation is scheduled!   

June 10, 2021 @ Jiffy Lube Live starting at 2pm. 

Get ready and more information is forthcoming. 

Also, your "Last Ride" class T-shirts are in. They are super soft and very well done. Thanks to your very own Tim Turner for designing the shirts.  We hope that you will pick one up during our next class event.

$50 senior class dues that covers all graduation apparel and venues is past due as of 3/31.  Please make sure you have paid it prior to 4/14 or make payment arrangement with Mrs. Naghmi.

 

Senior Class of 2021 Website

Please visit our senior class of 2021 website for more information regarding senior year (dues, cap and gown orders, etc.) https://sites.google.com/view/soco2021/home” 

From the PTSO

All Night Graduation Party Tickets- ON SALE TODAY!

 

ANGP will be hosted at The ST James Entertainment and Sports Complex on June 7th from 11pm-5am. Click here to register and find out more about this fun event. Get your tickets today before price goes up!

Price:

$60: 3/16-3/31

$70: 4/1 - 5/15

$85: 5/16 - 6/1

PTSO Committee Positions OPEN! SY 2021-2022

We have some committee positions open for next school year. Consider signing up for one of these great volunteer opportunities. Click here to sign up today! Email pres@southcountyptso.org with any questions.

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.  

Bricks can be engraved with up to three lines of text and two emblems. To see the emblems available and get ordering instructions, go to http://southcountyptso.org/stallion-walk-of-fame/

  From the Activities Office:

 

*NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical Form

The VHSL released a new physical form that all students must have filled out in order to participate in our athletic program for the 2021 – 2022 school year. This form and directions on how it can be turned in to the Activities Office can be found at www.stallionnation.com.

 

Pre-sale Online Ticketing for Spring Sports

This spring will be our very first season of using a brand new interface for purchasing tickets for South County sporting events (Softball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Track), ETix. ETix will allow our fans to purchase tickets online, prior to any game, match, or meet hosted at South County High School. To purchase tickets in advance, use this link to select the event for which you want tickets, then use your credit card information to purchase the number of tickets you want. You will receive a confirmation email for your purchase, and you will pull up that email on your phone to present to the ticket booth, scanning your ticket. This same procedure will also be used for those who wish to make credit card purchases for tickets at the gate on the day of the event.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact Terri Smith at tasmith1@fcps.edu.

If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to email me any time! 

 

*New* Live Streaming for Spring Sports – NFHS Network

South County is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network, and we've invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our Gym and Main Stadium Venues LIVE.

Join the NFHS Network for full access to:

  • All South County HS live and on-demand sports broadcasts
  • All other sporting events from around the Nation
  • Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again! 
  • Here's how to watch:
  • 1) Visit www.NFHSnetwork.com
  • 2) Search for South County High School and go to our page
  • 3) Subscribe and Follow
  • Thank you for your continued support of Stallion Athletics. We look forward to bringing you top-notch broadcasts of our athletic events!
New Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is open virtually with NEW merchandise available on our NEW website! You’ll find the Order Form with directions on how to return; once the order is filled, payment can be made on MySchoolBucks and picked up at the school.

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.

   

Visit the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

   

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South County High School 2021 Summer Basketball Camp Sponsored by South County Athletic Booster Club

 

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: June 21–25 & June 28–July 2; 9am-3pm

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to SCABC Attn: BOYS BASKETBALL or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt, Face Mask

Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

Need More Info?

Contact Coach Mike Robinson – Camp Director

MikeRob251@gmail.com

(703) 725.1774

www.Stallionboysbasketball.com

   

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Bad Auditions on Camera: A Stay At-Home Play

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The SCHS Theatre Arts Department is proud to present Bad Auditions on Camera: A Stay At-Home Play that premiered last Friday. There will be additional streaming dates on May 6, and 8 at 7 pm as well! There are two different casts and a different ending each night so you’re guaranteed to always get a new performance! Take a look at the trailer by clicking here! To watch the show, you must reserve a ticket. The show is completely free to watch but there will be an option to donate at the end. Since we obviously haven’t made any profit in over a year, we’re trying to fundraise for our end of the year celebrations and so that we can have a strong 2021-2022 season back on the stage! To reserve your ticket, please go to southcountydrama.org or directly to this link. You will be sent a link to watch 30 minutes prior to the performance. Please note this show is rated PG due to some mild language and content. You are welcome to e-mail Molly Rumberger, SCHS Theatre Arts teacher, directly if you have any questions regarding this.

     

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This Week in Stallion Sports

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This Week in Stallion Sports: PRESENTED BY: Marco’s Pizza

Schedule:

Week of May 3 

May 3 - SC Track Invitational - 12pm

​  Boy’s Tennis v Robinson - 4pm; Girls away - 4pm

​  Girl’s Soccer v West Springfield - 5:45/7:15pm

​  Boys Soccer @ West Springfield - 5:45/7:15pm

 

May 4 - Baseball @ Softball v Woodson - 6:30pm

May 5 - Girl’s Tennis v Fairfax - 4pm’ Boys away - 4pm

​  Track v Fairfax / Lake Braddock - 4:30pm

 

May 6 - Girl’s lacrosse v West Springfield - 6/7:30pm

​  JV Baseball & Softball v West Springfield—6:30pm

​  Boy’s Lacrosse @ West Springfield - 5:45/7:15pm

​  Softball & Baseball @ West Springfield - 6:30pm

 

May 7 - Boy’s Tennis v Lake Braddock - 4pm; Girls away - 4pm

​  Girl’s Soccer v Robinson - 5:45/7:15; Boys away - 5:45/7:15pm

 

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In This Issue:
  • Message From The Principal
  • Testing Corner
  • Senior Class Info
  • Finance Info For Senior Families
  • Theatre Arts Info
  • All Night Grad Party
  • Graduation
  • Activities Office - Spring Season Ticket Presales
From the Principal

Family,

As you know, we entered this week on a bit of a rollercoaster.  We spent last Saturday evening celebrating the great win by our Varsity Football Team over Madison HS to earn the opportunity to defend their state championship title against Oscar Smith HS.  And we spent the next day and the rest of the week mourning the loss of two of our children who tragically lost their lives on Sunday.  It has been a very tough week as we are dealing with many, many emotions at all levels from students to staff.  I want to just say that the work by our students and staff this week to make the best of it has been nothing short of phenomenal.  They have supported and comforted one another and, in many cases, against my suggestions, have done so before taking care of themselves.  Teachers stopped instruction to create a safe space for students to express themselves or to just be.  Students and Families have rallied around one another for support as well.  I want to thank you for all that you have done to ensure that this place still works and ask that you continue to look out for, and keep this Family in your thoughts.

I had the opportunity to visit the Jiffy Lube Live venue this past week and I was very happy with what we had to see.  The venue is going to provide our graduates and Families with a wonderful graduation experience.  Outside of the fact that there are some limitations with respect to seating capacity (which we are hoping will be worked out), it may rival the George Mason experience.   I am truly looking forward to what we will have in store for our graduates. 

I received the preliminary National Merit Scholarship Results for the 2022 process.  I am proud to say that we have 13 students from South County who are on the list who were at or above the selection index score and are among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants nationwide!  These students are truly worthy of the recognition and I will be making contact with each of them individually to congratulate them for their outstanding achievement. 

I walked into my office on Tuesday to find 11 letters from our School Board Member, Laura Jane Cohen, sharing congratulations to 11 students who earned selection as a competitive event winner in the 2021 Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference.  I was proud to have been able to share in this acknowledgement.  I hope to be able to find each of these young people to fist bump them and congratulate them in person next week!

I wanted to give Chris House, one of our Social Studies teachers and our Rho Kappa Honor Society sponsor, a shout out for the work she has done with Rho Kappa.  But also, I wanted to give her student officers a huge shout out because Chris shared with me that they have been the catalyst behind ensuring that the Rho Kappa Honor Society has continued on.  They have found ways for the members to perform community service even with all the constraints, keep track of the hours and attending meetings on zoom or BBCU to replan and replan every time there was another pivot that changed things.  This is a true testament of the resiliency of our students who continue to thrive and bring their peers along with them even through all of the adversity and limitations that have been placed in front of them.

I would like to clear up information that may be floating around about final exams.  It has been discussed in the past (and I may have even shared) that students have the opportunity to opt out of final exams.  I want to make it clear that all students are expected to take their final exams.   In content area syllabi it states that students who have earned an A for the year in a class are exempt from the final exam.  The final can not and will not negatively effect a student’s grade, nor will a student who does not participate in the final exam have the decision negatively impact their final grade.   This policy does not apply to culminating projects in classes. The Exception to this policy is in Dual Enrollment courses where it is imperative that students understand that participation is required for any scheduled final exams. Teachers will be expressing this to all students going into final exam season so that students have a clear understanding.

Before I wrap things up, I want to make sure that everyone knows how proud we are of our football team.  This group fought and fought and fought all year long to find themselves as one of two teams in the entire state to play for the championship.  Although we came up short of the title, these young men can hold their heads up high and be proud of their accomplishments.  Thank you to each of you who have supported them through cheering them on, giving a player a ride home, contributing to a meal, or just well wishes.  Without all of us, these things are not possible!

I can’t believe that we are so close to the end of the year.  Getting to this point seems to be miraculous considering all of the obstacles and situations we have been forced to deal with.  But we continue to march forward and to find a way.  Over the weekend, make sure you find a way to share with your child that you are proud of them for something they are doing.  I know that every student is not knocking out of the box at all times, but they do something that makes us proud at some time.  It is so important that we share this with them because they NEED this right now.  I have told you in the past to hug them and walk away and leave them to wonder why.  This weekend, I need you to be deliberate, and to share with them this “why”.  A clean room, trash taken out, a dog walked, dishes washed, etc.  Just find something; and mean it.  You can go back to rolling your eyes at them next week.  Do it for me.  Do it for us. Do it for them.  Thank you once again for this remarkable opportunity.  And more importantly, thank you for your support of me this week.  It has meant the world.  #OneStallion

Gary  

Testing Corner

Advanced Placement Testers

All AP Exam testers receive confirmation of their scheduled AP Exams with dates and times last week. AP Classroom has been updated to reflect those dates and times. If a student has any questions, needs to cancel a AP exam without financial penalty, or wants to move an in-person exam session to a digital at home session, please email Mr. Bird at cwbird@fcps.edu.

 

SOL End-Of-Course Exams

Because of the unique environment we are currently in, SOL End-Of-Course exams will be focused on three days in May. On May 18 and May 19, all students will have asynchronous “catch-up days” at home – there will be no in-person instruction on May 18 and 19.  Please see the schedule below:

May 17

 

SOL – Biology

SOL – Chemistry

SOL Geosystems

 

 

 

 

May 18

 

SOL Reading

 

 

 

 

Catch-Up Day – No in-person Instruction

 

May 19

 

SOL – Geometry

SOL – Algebra 2

SOL – Algebra 1

 

Catch-Up day – No in-person instruction

 

May 20

 

 

Normal Schedule

In Person Instruction Resumes

 

May 21

 

 

Normal Schedule

 

All SOL testers and their families should have received an email this week with their SOL testing dates and times. If an SOL test is in need of bus transportation for their SOL exams, they need to fill out the South County HS SOL Transportation form no later than May 5. For additional questions regarding the SOL End-Of-Course tests, please contact your school counselor or Chis Bird, School Test Coordinator, at cwbird@fps.edu.

   

FINANCE MESSAGE TO ALL SENIOR FAMILIES

A few important dates and reminders for all Senior Families. The finance office will not accept checks from Seniors after May 1st. All Senior dues, class fees, outstanding obligations and any prior year textbooks need to be resolved NLT May 14th or this may impact students from receiving their cap and gowns. Debt notices were mailed home before Spring Break to students who have outstanding obligations in Textbook Tracker. If you received a notice, please mail a check along with the debt notice to the school. Checks can be made payable to: SCHS and mailed to South County High School, ATTN: Finance Office, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton VA 22079.

There may be other fees due, such as unpaid senior dues, transcript fees, library fines, lost laptops or chargers, or fees for specific classes. These fees should be paid using My School Bucks (MSB). Class fees will have an invoice in MSB, the other items can be found in the School Store in MSB.

For planning purposes, we will begin Senior collection of laptops and current year textbooks on June 1 – June 4 (time TBD). If these items are not returned on time they will convert to a debt and will also impact them from receiving their cap and gown during Graduation rehearsal on June 7th.

   

SCHS Theatre Arts Department

The SCHS Theatre Arts Department is proud to present Bad Auditions on Camera: A Stay At-Home Play that will be premiering this Friday, April 30 at 7 pm. There will be additional streaming dates on May 1, 6, and 8 at 7 pm as well! There are two different casts and a different ending each night so you’re guaranteed to always get a new performance! Take a look at the trailer by clicking here! To watch the show, you must reserve a ticket. The show is completely free to watch but there will be an option to donate at the end. Since we obviously haven’t made any profit in over a year, we’re trying to fundraise for our end of the year celebrations and so that we can have a strong 2021-2022 season back on the stage! To reserve your ticket, please go to southcountydrama.org or directly to this link. You will be sent a link to watch 30 minutes prior to the performance. Please note this show is rated PG due to some mild language and content. You are welcome to e-mail Molly Rumberger, SCHS Theatre Arts teacher, directly if you have any questions regarding this.

Senior Class of 2021!

Our graduation is scheduled!   

June 10, 2021 @ Jiffy Lube Live starting at 2pm. 

Get ready and more information is forthcoming. 

Also, your "Last Ride" class T-shirts are in. They are super soft and very well done. Thanks to your very own Tim Turner for designing the shirts.  We hope that you will pick one up during our next class event.

$50 senior class dues that covers all graduation apparel and venues is past due as of 3/31.  Please make sure you have paid it prior to 4/14 or make payment arrangement with Mrs. Naghmi.

 

Senior Class of 2021 Website

Please visit our senior class of 2021 website for more information regarding senior year (dues, cap and gown orders, etc.) https://sites.google.com/view/soco2021/home” 

From the PTSO

 

All Night Graduation Party Tickets- ON SALE TODAY!

ANGP will be hosted at The ST James Entertainment and Sports Complex on June 7th from 11pm-5am. Click here to register and find out more about this fun event.

Get your tickets today before price goes up! We are almost to 200 tickets, sign up today to be the 200th person and win a free yard sign from https://www.facebook.com/myyardgreetings.

Price:

$70: 4/1 - 5/15

$85: 5/16 - 6/1 From the Activities Office:

Pre-sale Online Ticketing for Spring Sports

This spring will be our very first season of using a brand new interface for purchasing tickets for South County sporting events (Softball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Track), ETix. ETix will allow our fans to purchase tickets online, prior to any game, match, or meet hosted at South County High School. To purchase tickets in advance, use this link to select the event for which you want tickets, then use your credit card information to purchase the number of tickets you want. You will receive a confirmation email for your purchase, and you will pull up that email on your phone to present to the ticket booth, scanning your ticket. This same procedure will also be used for those who wish to make credit card purchases for tickets at the gate on the day of the event.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact Terri Smith at tasmith1@fcps.edu.

If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to email me any time! 

 

*New* Live Streaming for Spring Sports – NFHS Network

South County is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network, and we've invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our Gym and Main Stadium Venues LIVE.

Join the NFHS Network for full access to:

  • All South County HS live and on-demand sports broadcasts
  • All other sporting events from around the Nation
  • Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again! 
  • Here's how to watch:
  • 1) Visit www.NFHSnetwork.com
  • 2) Search for South County High School and go to our page
  • 3) Subscribe and Follow
  • Thank you for your continued support of Stallion Athletics. We look forward to bringing you top-notch broadcasts of our athletic events!
New Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is open virtually with NEW merchandise available on our NEW website! You’ll find the Order Form with directions on how to return; once the order is filled, payment can be made on MySchoolBucks and picked up at the school.

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.

   

Visit the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

   

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South County High School 2021 Summer Basketball Camp Sponsored by South County Athletic Booster Club

 

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: June 21–25 & June 28–July 2; 9am-3pm

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to SCABC Attn: BOYS BASKETBALL or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt, Face Mask

Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

Need More Info?

Contact Coach Mike Robinson – Camp Director

MikeRob251@gmail.com

(703) 725.1774

www.Stallionboysbasketball.com

   

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SCHS State Championship Game/Spectators Increased

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INCREASE IN SPECTATORS South County State Championship Football Final @ Oscar Smith High School

 

Just in! South County has been given 250 additional tickets to sell to South County’s fans for Saturday’s State Championship football game at Oscar Smith High School. They can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis until 12 pm tomorrow. At that time, any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public via GoFan.com. Please use the link and code below.

 

Code Link to purchase

https://gofan.co/app/events/308403

 

CODE: SCHS25

 

Also as a reminder:

If you can't go, you can watch our boys compete to defend their state championship against Oscar Smith High School, this Saturday, May 1, at 2pm using this link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/vhsl/football.

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SCHS State Championship Game

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South County State Championship Football Final @ Oscar Smith High School

 

You can watch our boys compete to defend their state championship against Oscar Smith High School, this Saturday, May 1, at 2pm using this link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/vhsl/football.

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Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

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