Welcome Back Stallion Families!!!

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Family,

 

Well, we are back! Today we had teachers in the building officially for their first day of work and meetings. The energy was outstanding, and the conversations about how we would be working with your students was truly focused and deliberate. I was excited to be a part of these conversations, and I am sure that your students will enjoy their time back in school a week from now. (I am supposed to say that, but I really mean it too!)

I hope that each of you had a great summer with your children, and by now you are ready for them to come back to us…. to learn of course! Well we are just about ready for them too. But before they return to classes, we want to invite all of you out to see us Thursday at the New Student Orientation, the Ninth Grade Orientation, and the Stallion Stampede!

The New Student Orientation is designed for our families of students in the 9th – 12th grade who have relocated to the South County community for the 2019-20 school year. This program begins at 9:00am in the auditorium and runs through 11:00am.

The Ninth Grade Orientation will begin at 4:00pm and will run through 6:00pm to allow our rising freshman the opportunity to navigate the building in a calm environment. Students will be welcomed by our School Leadership Ambassadors in the gymnasium, and they will also receive their schedules.

The Stallion Stampede is for all other students in grades 10 through 12. These students will also receive their schedules, be able to purchase parking permits, parents will have the opportunity to drop off medication, join the PTSO, sign up for SIS access, etc.

We hope to see you at one or more of these events this coming Thursday. I look forward to meeting you, and beginning the year running. Take care!          #OneStallion

9th – 12th Grade Start of School Instructions:

Emergency Care Information must be updated through your Parent View account. If you do not have a Parent View account please follow this link to sign up. Parent View

Should you need any further assistance, please contact Kelli Watkins, Student Information Assistant, at kfwatkins@fcps.edu.

 

Health Information Form: This is a required form and will be collected during Advisory Period on August 27th & 29th.

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities The 2019-20 Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide for Families (SR&R) has been posted at this link. Parents and students must sign the Signature Sheet and return it no later than October 25, 2019.

 

Military Connected Form This form should be returned by only those students that have a parent that is in the military. This form will be collected during the Advisory Period on August 27th & 29th.

 

2019-20 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) wants all parents to understand its policies regarding:

  • Parents’ rights to inspect, and to consent or opt out, before their child participates in certain surveys administered to students.
  • Parents’ rights to inspect instructional materials used as part of the educational curriculum.
  • FCPS’ maintenance, retention, and disclosure rules regarding student scholastic records including parents and eligible students’ rights to inspect such records, to request amendment to such records and to opt out of disclosure of directory information about the student.
  • FCPS’ disclosure of student information for graduation photographs or other commercial purposes and the right of parents and eligible students to opt out of this disclosure.
  • FCPS’ disclosure of secondary school students’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers to military recruiters and the right of parents and students to opt out of this disclosure.
  • Parents’ right to opt out of any physical examination of their child not required by state law.
  • The FCPS school counseling program and parents’ right to opt out their child from participation in academic, career, and/or social or emotional counseling.
  • The process by which parents and students may file complaints if they believe their rights as referenced above have been violated. In its Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms (Annual Notice), FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices. Two versions of the Annual Notice are available—a grades K-8 version and a grades 9-12 version. Parents with children at different grade levels should read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level. To access the complete Annual Notice opt-out booklets online (requires use of Adobe Acrobat),
  • Click Opt-Out Forms.
  • Choose either the K-8 or 9-12 version. Parents may also request a paper copy from the principal’s office at their child’s school. If you wish to opt your child out of any of the activities mentioned above, you must complete and return the appropriate forms to your child’s school.

No action is needed if you do not wish to Opt-Out your student.

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Student Obligations/Fines

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STUDENT OBLIGATIONS/FINES

 

The finance office will be open Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 21 from 10:00-1:00 to clear student debts, return textbooks and library books before the Stallion Stampede.  The finance office will not be open on August 22 and 23rd. 

Payments can be made via cash, check or money order only.  There is a student debt list posted in the lobby outside the main office which is listed by grade in alpha order using student ID numbers only.  Your student is more than welcome to stop by and check the list. 

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Laptop Distribution

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Laptop Distribution this Saturday

 

So far, we have distributed over 1200 laptops - THANK YOU parents/caregivers and students for helping to make this is a smooth and productive process. We have our final summer laptop distribution this weekend on the following:

  • Saturday, August 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - All grade levels are welcome !

*If a student is not available to pick up on the listed distribution dates, he/she will pick up one during the first week of school.

 

Helpful Resources: 

 

Important Points: 

  • The student must be present to pick up his/her laptop; it cannot be picked up by a friend or family member.
  • If a student is not available to pick up on the listed distribution dates, he/she will be issued one during the first week of school.
  • You do not need to pay for your laptop at this time see the Technology Support Fee Page for more information.

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Welcome Back Family!

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Dear South County Students and Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the South County High School Family, I am excited to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year!  I am very excited about continuing the momentum from last year, while setting new goals for us all to accomplish.  I along with the rest of the South County Family are anxious to engage in rekindling the partnerships with each of you to ensure that all students are able to achieve at their highest potential and participate in a wealth of discovery learning. 

For those of you who are new to our "Family", I would like to welcome you to South County. You will hear the word Family a great deal over the course of time your children are with us.  It is the belief in the Family concept that will drive the discovery and learning, as well as providing for a safe environment for all students.  As a Family we look out for and ensure that each family member has the tools and skills they need to represent the Family in the best way possible.

We are very excited about what the 2019-20 school year has in store for all of us.  Many of you have already been in the building.  Some of you have come to register with us, some for sports, performing arts, and of course to pick up your student’s FCPSOn laptop.  This device will unlock access for some of our students, but for each of our students it will open doors to allow them to engage in collaborative, and ethical critical thinking.  We are enthusiastic about the potential the 1:1 initiative offers, as we continue to focus on the learning our students will be doing, and less on the teaching we are doing, as we assist in creating opportunities for students to be resilient, global citizens.     

Below are two very important dates to put on your calendars to assist you and your student:

  • New Student Orientation - Thursday, August 22, 9:00am
  • Stallion StampedeThursday, August 22
      • 4:30pm Freshmen
      • 6:00pm All other students
  • First day of school – Monday, August 26 (8:10am begins first period)
  • Back to School Night – Thursday, September 11, 5:00pm – 7:30pm

 

Parents and guardians, you are members of our Family as much as your students are.  As members, and a supporting structure for your child, please feel free to call or email your child’s teacher, counselor, or administrator to check in on your student’s performance at any time.  Please remember that consistent communication is one of the most effective ways to keep abreast of your child's academic performance. 

I sincerely hope that your child has a wonderful experience during the upcoming school year. Again, it is our goal to make sure we meet the needs of every student that walks through our doors.  I look forward to meeting you at various school functions throughout the year.  Please take advantage of the opportunity to be a significant part of your child’s time here at South County. And please participate as a voice through our PTSO!   #OneStallion

 

Sincerely,

Gary M. Morris

Principal

@soco_principal

(703)446.1603

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Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT)

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August 9, 2019

 

Dear Parents/Guardians of Rising Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Grade Students:

South County HS students in grades ten and eleven will have the opportunity to take a Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) on October 16, 2019.

More information about the PSAT/ NMSQT and the National Merit Scholarship Program can be found on the College Board: PSAT Home. You can also access practice items and checklists for the day of the test there.

Fairfax County Public Schools covers the registration fee for sophomores and juniors to take PSAT/ NMSQT. If a freshman is interested in taking the standard PSAT/ NMSQT he or she may do so for a $20 fee. To register a freshmen for the PSAT NMSQT please visit the PSAT Information on South County website and print out the SCHS PSAT NMSQT Registration Form and return it with the non-refundable $20 fee by cash or check made out to SCHS, by September 13, 2019.

Students who completed the test will have access to:

  • Online score report
  • AP and IB course readiness feedback
  • Khan Academy’s free online test preparation

Accommodations

Students with disabilities documented in a 504 plan or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) may request accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT. Accommodations must be approved by the College Board and documentation must meet the criteria outlined on their website. Not all students with disabilities require accommodations and some accommodations received by students in school are not deemed necessary by the College Board for the purposes of participating in the PSAT/NMSQT.

Please contact Telia Johnson at tmjohnson2@fcps.edu by Friday August 16th for assistance with the application process. Requests for accommodations must be completed and received by College Board by August 27, 2019.

Students may prepare for the PSAT by visiting the PSAT Practice Tests, getting a good night’s sleep prior to the test, and eating breakfast the morning of the test. I encourage you to discuss the testing with your student. Best wishes to you and your student.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Bird, SCHS Assessment Coach at 703-446-1643.

 

Sincerely,

Gary Morris

Principal

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News From Student Services

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News From Student Services:

Stallion Students and Families,

Please join me in welcoming Brittany Maslowsky and Mehreen Naghmi to the Student Services Team. 

Counselor assignments will be as follows:

 

Admin

   Counselor

Alphabet

Warren Carrington

   Megan Gallivan

   A-Bor

   Laura Hanley

   Bos-Dp

Dana Walker

   Arnold McNeal

   Dq-Haq

   Mehreen Naghmi

   Har-K

Jeremiah Caven

   Becky Freeman

   L-Mx

   Erica Mack 

   My-Ray

Kaaren Lowder

   Brittany Maslowsky

   Raz-Suv

   Michelle Gunderman

   Suw-Z

 

Ms. Maslowsky and Ms. Naghmi have worked with our former counselors to ensure a seamless transition for our students. 

Counselors will return to the building on August 13th.

 

We look forward to a great year working with each of you!

 

Marci Norem

South County HS

Director of Student Services

 

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Laptop Distribution

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Laptop Distribution Continues

Our first laptop distribution went well, we distributed over 700 laptops. This week, we will continue our laptop distribution tomorrow and Thursday:

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (later pick-up window)
  • Thursday, August 8, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Helpful Resources: 

 

Important Points: 

  • The student must be present to pick up his/her laptop; it cannot be picked up by a friend or family member. 
  • If a student is not available to pick up on the listed distribution dates, he/she will pick up one during the first week of school.
  • You do not need to pay for your laptop at this time see the Technology Support Fee Page for more information.

 

 

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August 6th- Laptop Distribution

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  REMINDER: First Laptop Distribution Date Tomorrow Tuesday, August 6, 2019/12pm-4pm

 

Laptop Distribution

Our first date for Laptop Distribution will be Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the SCHS cafeteria. Please adhere to the allotted time frames. All grade levels are welcome to pick up during this time or any future laptop distribution dates/times listed. 

Important! The student MUST be present to be issued their laptop; it will NOT be issued to anyone else. Please allow at least 20 minutes for pick-up and the initial set-up of the laptop.

 

Where?: Enter Door 1 and go directly to the cafeteria.

 

Helpful Resources:

Important Points:

  • The student must be present to pick up his/her laptop; it cannot be picked up by a friend or family member.

If a student is not available to pick up on the listed distribution dates, he/she will pick up one during the first week of school.

 

   

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August 6th- Laptop Distribution

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Laptop Distribution

Our first date for Laptop Distribution will be Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the SCHS cafeteria. Please adhere to the allotted time frames. All grade levels are welcome to pick up during this time or any future laptop distribution dates/times listed. 

Important! The student MUST be present to be issued their laptop; it will NOT be issued to anyone else. Please allow at least 20 minutes for pick-up and the initial set-up of the laptop.

 

Where?: Enter Door 1 and go directly to the cafeteria.

 

Helpful Resources:

Important Points:

  • The student must be present to pick up his/her laptop; it cannot be picked up by a friend or family member.

If a student is not available to pick up on the listed distribution dates, he/she will pick up one during the first week of school.

 

   

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Preliminary SAT (PSAT) National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

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July 2019

 

Dear Parents/Guardians of Rising Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Grade Students:

We are excited to inform you that South County HS students in grades ten and eleven will have the opportunity to take a Preliminary SAT (PSAT) National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on October 16, 2019.

More information about the PSAT NMSQT and the National Merit Scholarship Program can be found on the College Board: PSAT Home. You can also access practice items and checklists for the day of the test there.

Fairfax County Public Schools covers the registration fee for sophomores and juniors to take PSAT NMSQT. If a freshman is interested in taking the standard PSAT NMSQT he or she may do so for a $20 fee. To register a freshmen for the PSAT NMSQT please visit the PSAT Information on South County website and print out the SCHS PSAT NMSQT Registration Form and return it with the non-refundable $20 fee by cash or check made out to SCHS, by September 13, 2019.

Students who completed the test will have access to:

  • Online score report
  • AP and IB course readiness feedback
  • Khan Academy’s free online test preparation

Accommodations

Tenth and eleventh grade students with disabilities documented in a 504 plan or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) may request accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT. Accommodations must be approved by the College Board and documentation must meet the criteria outlined on their website. Not all students with disabilities require accommodations and some accommodations received by students in school are not deemed necessary by the College Board for the purposes of participating in the PSAT.

Please contact Telia Johnson at tmjohnson2@fcps.edu by Friday August 16th for assistance with the application process. Requests for accommodations must be completed and received by College Board by August 27, 2019.

Students may prepare for the PSAT by visiting the PSAT Practice Tests, getting a good night’s sleep prior to the test, and eating breakfast the morning of the test. I encourage you to discuss the testing with your student. Best wishes to you and your student.

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services, 703-446-1643.

 

Sincerely,

Gary Morris

Principal

 

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Implementation of FCPSOn

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Dear Stallion Family,

I hope you and your family are having an enjoyable summer! Although the new school year is more than one month away, we are actively preparing for the implementation of FCPSOn. As a reminder, FCPSOn is a digital transformation initiative that provides our students with access to an FCPS-issued laptop to use for learning.

An essential part of FCPSOn’s implementation process is the distribution of laptops to each high school student. Laptop distribution will take place in the cafeteria at South County High School on various dates in August and the first week of school. You can access the SCHS Laptop Distribution Page Here - *This page is housed in the “Announcements” section of the SCHS home page and should be referred to for any updates.

We highly encourage students to pick up laptops before the start of school. Our goal is for all students to have their laptops within the first week of school. Please note that although laptops will be distributed in August through the first week of school, parents will be invoiced for the annual technology support fee of $50 in November.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. In the interim, feel free to contact us with any questions regarding laptop distribution. We also encourage you to visit the FCPSOn webpage.   

    

  

 

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From The Activities Office

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From The Activities Office...

The South County Athletic Boosters Club is looking for a leader to fill the volunteer position of President.  We are looking for a motivated, organized, and fun-loving individual.  Most importantly, someone wanting to make a positive impact on the South County High School Athletics Program and the Community.  The duties are as below:

 

  1. Act as Chief Executive of the organization;
  2. Prepare and send to all Members a notification of upcoming meetings, and the associated Agendas.
  3. Preside at all meetings of the Club
  4. Assist in Recruiting or soliciting Athletic Booster Club Committee Chairs
  5. Prepare and attend to speaking events where SCABC representation as required.
  6. Coordinate the work of the officers and committees of the Club
  7. Liaison with DSA on planned events involving Athletics
  8. Represent the Club at meetings with the School and County officials, and with other Community groups or individuals, or appoint another Board member to act in this capacity
  9. Attend events to promote Athletic Booster Club membership
  10. Perform such other duties as prescribed

If you are interested in this position or volunteering in another capacity, please reach contact Brett Garner, SC Director of Student Activities @ bmgarner@fcps.edu.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.  Have a great summer!

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Weekly News From South County HS

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Stallion P.R.I.D.E.

Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence 

  

From the Principal

Family,

Well this is the last one for the school year.  I have to say that it has been fun sharing the year with all of you, and I am looking forward to the first edition to begin the year in August. But let’s wrap up here and then we can take time to relax and kick back a little here and there before we get back to the grind.

This past week was bitter sweet.  Knowing that our students are anxious to get to summer and that teachers are running on fumes as well, it is good to let them go.  But to see them walk away on those last days is a little tough.  I will miss the students because they will go away, and come back a little older and more mature.  Now if you are at home with them, then they don’t seem to grow at all (at least that has been my experience with my kids).  The fridge however, seems to get smaller!  I will miss the teachers as well because of all the great stuff I get called on to come and see during the year.  Not only do I get to see our students and staff at work, I get my steps in too.  I have to get a handle on this figure you know. 

What about those awesome LADY STALLIONS of the softball diamond and their state championship?!!!  I can’t say how impressed I am with these young ladies.  And to be starting 3 freshmen and a couple of sophomores says that we are young and have so much to look forward too!  But let’s not forget the juniors and seniors who let the tone for the team and who have been committed for a number of years.  Congratulations also goes out to the families who were able to ride out the nail biting and the great defense of that 17 inning marathon.  And finally, let’s give Coach Gary Dillow his due for his leadership of these young ladies.  We know that behind every ground ball fielded, pitch hit, run scored, and celebration has been a leader who has encouraged these young ladies every step of the way!

Before I go, I want to reiterate that as happy as our students are to be out of school and to have their free time, they are without that structure that many of them long for.  Touch base with them often, and talk about their days and evenings.  Share with them your days and evenings.  Give them a hug every now and then, and let them know that they are loved and valued.  If nothing else, make them look at you crazy for doing it!  But seriously, make sure they know you are listening to them.  They need it, as much as each of us do. 

So I am signing off, and again, wanting to thank you for allowing me into your world each week.  Thank your for the continued support of all things South County.  I am looking forward to working with those of you who will be back, and hearing about the next steps in the journeys of our graduating parents.  Have an awesome summer, and please take care of yourselves.  #OneStallion

Gary

 

VMEA Blue Ribbon Award

This past March, all of South County’s performing music ensembles (the South County Symphonic Band, the South County Singers, and the South County Chamber Orchestra), received superior ratings at their respective state assessments.  This a first for South County High School, and this past week, they officially received the Virginia Music Educator’s Association Blue Ribbon award in recognition of this accomplishment.  This is the highest award given to schools music programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you know a student or faculty member of the South County Music Department, please congratulate them!

  

Where Are You Going to School Next Year?

If you will not be attending South County High School this fall, please click here and fill out this form. 

Student Services will make sure all transcripts are forwarded to your child’s new school so their file is complete. 

If you have any questions, please contact our registrar Susana Carrasco at 703-446-1630 or mscarrasco@fcps.edu.  

   

From the Student Activities Office

Track Resurfacing

Attention ALL Community Members: Starting on May 28, 2019, South County High School’s track will be resurfaced and the upper turf field complex will be out of commission until mid August. Please do not enter into the construction zone during this time period. We truly appreciate your compliance and we are looking forward to a beautifully renovated track for the 2019 school year! Please help us by passing the word.

 

SCHS Summer Hours

SCHS Main Office and Student Services Hours

Monday-Friday

10am-1pm

Registrations are by appointment only. Please contact Student Services for appointments at 703-446-1630.

 

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our South County HS Staff. Just click FCPS CARES.

SOCO 2018 Summer Basketball Camp

Two Sessions: June 24-28 and July 8-12

9am-3pm

South County HS Gym

Cost: $185 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

 

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

Registration Online at http://www.schscamps.com/

 

Heads Up: 2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes; Notable Dates

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, FCPS’ 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar has changed and Friday, August 30, is now a holiday for students. In addition, the Board voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.

Other notable dates include the first day of school, August 26; Thanksgiving break, November 27-29; Winter break, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020; and the last day of school, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-20 school year calendar

  

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Weekly News From South County HS

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Stallion P.R.I.D.E.

Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence 

  

CONGRATULATIONS!!! From the Principal

Family,

Well I have to say that this has been a bitter-sweet week! Seniors took their last final exam of their high school careers. Last weekend, I was invited to the MAC Scholars end of year celebration. The band performed incredibly at the spring concert. We celebrated our Senior Class at Baccalaureate, and there was just so much talent there. I was able to share in the celebration of a few of our Seniors who will be exiting our Work and Transition Program. I had to say goodbye to my long-time colleague Marsha Manning as she prepares for retirement. A few of our teams valiantly brought their seasons to an end. Graduation was mind blowing. And the All Night Grad Party was too cool! I thought I was spent last week!

I want to thank all of you who were able to come out and support so many of the activities over this past week. It really was like Family pulling together to help the students to the finish line. And I appreciate that you all appreciate me being around when I am able to make it out to the various events. That really does drive me to make it out to more events.

As we wrap up the testing season, I am happy to report that our collaborative efforts in our academic focus area for this year of mathematics continue to improve in every sub-group.  So if you come across a Math, Special Education, or ESOL teacher, kindly pat them on their backs. They have put in the work. But more importantly, the students believed in them and themselves. We still have work to do in the area of closing the achievement gap, but it is nice to know that we are heading in the right direction. We owe it to our students, and we will be continuing the work to ensure that every student has the same opportunity to succeed at a very high level.

As we close this year out, while every student has been screaming at the top of their lungs that they are, “so done with school!”, I remind you that for the past 8 ½ months, we have provided them with a sense of security and structure. Regardless of what a student has at home, they all have that longing for belonging, and that structure and security will soon go away from them. This can be unnerving for some young people (adults too). So please keep an eye on your student, and your neighbor’s student. Check in with them, and ask how they feel about not having to go to school every day, and how they plan on structuring their days once school is over. And tell them I want to know.

Well that is it for this week. Thank you once again for your continued support. Every comment, and every smile means the world to me. If your student was a graduating Senior, please let them know that I said that I will miss them. They were an incredible class of young men and women. Take care Family. #OneStallion

Gary  

Early Checkouts From School

The Attendance Office will not be able to accept calls for early checkouts thru the end of the year.

This is due to make-up examinations and final exam testing and staff not being able to interrupt those testing sessions.

All students MUST present a note from a parent to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day to receive a checkout pass at that time.

 

  

Testing and End of Year Schedule

Testing and End of Year Schedule for South County High School can be found here.

As a reminder:

Mon-Wed/ All students will be dismissed at 11:17 am.

Thurs. All Students will be dismissed at 10:10 am.

  

School Clinic Important Info

The school clinic is reminding parents and guardians that all medications stored in the clinic must be picked up no later than Thursday June 13th at 10:00.  Medication left in the clinic after that time will be discarded.  With parent permission students may pick up over the counter medications.  Please note that the clinic will close at 11:45 June 10th through the 12th.  Please call 703 446-1610 if you have questions concerning medications.

  

From the Student Activities Office

Track Resurfacing

Attention ALL Community Members: Starting on May 28, 2019, South County High School’s track will be resurfaced and the upper turf field complex will be out of commission until mid August. Please do not enter into the construction zone during this time period. We truly appreciate your compliance and we are looking forward to a beautifully renovated track for the 2019 school year! Please help us by passing the word.

 

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our South County HS Staff. Just click FCPS CARES.

From the PTSO

All Night Grad--how did we do?

Thanks to everyone who made this year's All Night Grad Party a success!  On Thursday, June 13th, at 7pm in the library, there will be a meeting for all ANGP committee members to review the good and the bad, and turn in notes to help next year's class with their planning.  Anyone who has comments about the party is welcome to attend; you can also send comments to angp@southcountyptso.org.   Parents who are interested in running next year's party should come as well, to help effect a smooth transition from this year's parents.  Thank you!

 

SOCO 2018 Summer Basketball Camp

Two Sessions: June 24-28 and July 8-12

9am-3pm

South County HS Gym

Cost: $185 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

 

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

Registration Online at http://www.schscamps.com/

 

13th Annual South County Golf Tournament

Attention All Community Members: The South County Athletic Booster Club and PSTO would like to invite you to participate in the 13th annual South County Golf Tournament fundraiser. This year’s tournament will be held on June 10th  @ Laurel Hill Golf Club starting with lunch at 11am and a shotgun start promptly at 1pm golf. *NEW* The school-based team/club/organization with the most participation will be awarded a $2500 check towards their program! We look forwarding to seeing you out there.

https://scgolfclassic.com/

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

To volunteer please sign up at this link!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48abab22a5fd0-golf

   

School Nutrition Account

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account. All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

 

Heads Up: 2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes; Notable Dates

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, FCPS’ 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar has changed and Friday, August 30, is now a holiday for students. In addition, the Board voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.

Other notable dates include the first day of school, August 26; Thanksgiving break, November 27-29; Winter break, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020; and the last day of school, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-20 school year calendar

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, June 13th - Last day of School/ 2 hour day

   

News You Choose Submission Deadline this next week will be Thursday at noon. Please send all submissions to DBoullianne@fcps.edu.

 

  

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From the Principal

 

Family,

This will be a short message this week. I just want to ensure that we touch base with you on a couple of items.


• Library books that have been checked out and haven’t been returned should be done so as soon as possible. It will save the hassle that can be created when a fine is produced.


• Any other fines and fees (from a previous year, cafeteria, parking) should also be reconciled before the end of the year as well.


• Please remember that the finance offer is not accepting checks for the remainder of the year.

I would like to thank those of you who came out to support the students who were inducted into the SGA and Mathematics Honor Society. It was very nice to see so many of you, and the maturity and organizational skills displayed by the students was so exciting to see. It truly makes working with them throughout the year well worth it.

I got to participate in our own “Shark Tank” activity with students from Ms. Kellen Scott’s classes where students attempted to get funding from investors to allow them to open up some sort of franchise internationally. These students did such an outstanding job with their research and presentations. I was very proud of them and I am sure that you would have been too.

I am sure that the All Night Grad Party committee can still use a few more hands. If you are interested in lending a hand, or learning about how this machine works, please feel free to contact our PTSO president, Mrs. Nannette Henderson (pres@SouthCountyPTSO.org). Whatever help you can provide will most definitely be appreciated.

Okay, thanks again for your time, support, and for sharing your students with us. Have a great weekend! #OneStallion

Gary

  

Early Checkouts From School

The Attendance Office will not be able to accept calls for early checkouts thru the end of the year.

This is due to make-up examinations and final exam testing and staff not being able to interrupt those testing sessions.

All students MUST present a note from a parent to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day to receive a checkout pass at that time.

Seniors will be dismissed at 9:45am on Monday so there is no need to request an early dismissal for them.

  

Testing and End of Year Schedule

Testing and End of Year Schedule for South County High School can be found here.

  

School Clinic Important Info

The school clinic is reminding parents and guardians that all medications stored in the clinic must be picked up no later than Thursday June 13th at 10:00.  Medication left in the clinic after that time will be discarded.  With parent permission students may pick up over the counter medications.  Please note that the clinic will close at 11:45 June 10th through the 12th.  Please call 703 446-1610 if you have questions concerning medications.

  

Student Safety & Wellness

On June 5, 2019 South County High School 11th graders will watch a video provided by the Fairfax County Public School’s Student Safety & Wellness Office.  The purpose of this video is to carry out the School Board initiative of increasing students’ awareness on substance abuse.  During the video, students will be able to send a SSAW representative questions related to the video. By engaging in this technical dialogue, students will better understand the stages of addiction, the harmful effects of vaping (nicotine), alcohol, marijuana, and the ongoing opioid crisis. In addition, students will be able to identify resources within his or her school and community if assistance is needed. Most importantly, students will leave the presentation equipped with strategies to say “no” and foster healthy habits. Thank you for your support as we work to ensure a safe and drug free community.

 

From the Student Activities Office

Track Resurfacing

Attention ALL Community Members: Starting on May 28, 2019, South County High School’s track will be resurfaced and the upper turf field complex will be out of commission until mid August. Please do not enter into the construction zone during this time period. We truly appreciate your compliance and we are looking forward to a beautifully renovated track for the 2019 school year! Please help us by passing the word.

 

Varsity Letterman Night – June 3, 2019 @ 7pm in the Gymnasium

All South County students and families are welcome to join us as we remember and recognize the 2018 - 2019 individual and team athletic accomplishments!

  

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our South County HS Staff. Just click FCPS CARES.

From the PTSO

 

Ever Wonder What Exactly is an All Night Grad Party?

All Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior parents are invited to the All Night Grad Party Behind the Scenes Tour! Come by for a brief behind the scenes look at what it takes to throw a party to remember for this year’s graduating class. The tour begins at 9:30pm on Graduation night June 7 and lasts about 45 minutes. You will see the ANGP committee in action setting up for this amazing event.

The ANGP is truly a party with a purpose. But to keep our graduates safe and keep the party going year in and year out, takes the support of the entire SoCo community, not just our senior parents. Come see what all the fuss is about and prep for planning your student’s night to remember.

Sign up here and bring a friend!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0548A5A72CA31-allnight

If you have some time after the tour, sign up to help out at this year’s event! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545AEA723A3F58-angp

Baccalaureate

The PTSO is hosting the Baccalaureate Ceremony honoring our graduating seniors on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7 pm at St. Bernadette Church in Springfield. We invite underclassman parent volunteers to give the Class of 2019 a great send off by donating cookies and water as well as serving the refreshments after the ceremony. Cookie and water drop off will be at the South County HS main office on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (June 3rd - 5th). Refreshment help will be needed from 7:30 - 9:30 pm on June 6th. Thanks for your help!

The link to sign up is here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4CABA72BA13-2018

For seniors: Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.  The link to RSVP is:  https://goo.gl/forms/YSTEIX9veTzfwUKu2

Volunteers needed on June 7, June 8

We still need many volunteers to pull off this year’s All Night Grad Party, which is on a Friday night (June 7)—so most of you will not have to get up and go to work in the morning the next day. We need not only senior parents, but parents of underclassmen. Please sign up for a volunteer shift; we are especially short in the 1am-4am timeframe. College students who graduated from high school in 2017 or earlier are also welcome to sign up for certain shifts. To sign up, go here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545AEA723A3F58-angp

Online Auction Open

As part of the annual golf tournament fundraiser sponsored by Athletic Boosters and the PTSO, there is an online auction that is NOW OPEN! We have fabulous items available this year—anything from a gift certificate to IHOP to dancing lessons at Arthur Murray to tutoring and landscaping—even some great vacation packages! Who wants to go to the Caribbean or on an African safari? Proceeds of the auction benefit both athletics and academics here at South County. Go to https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=15240 to look at what we have and place your bid. The auction ends on June 9.

Social Media Coordinator

The PTSO is looking for someone to manage its Facebook and Twitter accounts for next year. If interested, please contact Nannette Henderson at pres@southcountyptso.org.

Beyond the Classroom Open House

Rising 9th graders, their parents and interested underclassmen and their parents are cordially invited to the “Everything you need to know Beyond the Classroom” Open House in the South County Library on Monday June 3 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

Learn about SCHS traditions such as Stallion Stampede, All Night Grad Party and Baccalaureate. Meet fellow parents from Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Minority Achievement, Academics, and Theatre. Pick up a map of the school layout and bring your questions! 

  

SOCO 2018 Summer Basketball Camp

Two Sessions: June 24-28 and July 8-12

9am-3pm

South County HS Gym

Cost: $185 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

 

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

Registration Online at http://www.schscamps.com/

 

13th annual South County Golf Tournament

Attention All Community Members: The South County Athletic Booster Club and PSTO would like to invite you to participate in the 13th annual South County Golf Tournament fundraiser. This year’s tournament will be held on June 10th  @ Laurel Hill Golf Club starting with lunch at 11am and a shotgun start promptly at 1pm golf. *NEW* The school-based team/club/organization with the most participation will be awarded a $2500 check towards their program! We look forwarding to seeing you out there.

https://scgolfclassic.com/

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

To volunteer please sign up at this link!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48abab22a5fd0-golf

   

School Nutrition Account

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account. All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

 

Heads Up: 2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes; Notable Dates

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, FCPS’ 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar has changed and Friday, August 30, is now a holiday for students. In addition, the Board voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.

Other notable dates include the first day of school, August 26; Thanksgiving break, November 27-29; Winter break, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020; and the last day of school, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-20 school year calendar

Mark Your Calendars

Friday, June 7th - Graduation/ NO SCHOOL THAT DAY

Thursday, June 13th - Last day of School/ 2 hour day

   

News You Choose Submission Deadline this next week will be Thursday at noon. Please send all submissions to DBoullianne@fcps.edu.

  

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From the Principal

Family,

What a week!  If you have never lived through a Senior Week as a principal of a high school, you have never lived!  I have grown approximately 47 new gray hairs on a head that has very little.  But in the end, it turns out that our Seniors are an outstanding group of young adults.  It culminated in a very spirited Seniors versus staff basketball game.  Of course I carried the staff team with 4 of our 62 points. I was truly a great time.  I thank you parents for sharing this group of folks with us.  It will surely be a moving day when we say goodbye to them for the last time.  We are Family. 

We are through the initial round of testing and pretty much, all that remains is makeups and a few select AP’s.  I am proud to say that our initial data shows that we have made some significant gains in our Mathematics courses.  The highlight is a 22.86 percentage bump in our Algebra I scores!  That is amazing.  Our Students With Disabilities scores also increased by over 10%.  These are huge gains, and I am blessed to be working with teachers and students who have bought into what we are trying to do with respect to developing strong relationships, and engaging in the learning.  As we continue to work on creating more systematic approaches to identifying areas of concern, we will see further gains in the future.  I hope you all come along for this ride!

I would like to thank everyone who came out to the Choral Concert after the crazy storm on Thursday.  The Choral group is…. How do I say this,…. phenomenal.  Mic Drop!  A big shout out to Mr. Rodriguez for his work with the students, as well as the students who trust him to provide an environment that pushes them to their creative limits.  I continue to see talent come out of the woodwork in this building, and I was not let down Thursday evening.  Keep encouraging them to explore their talents, and we will continue to challenge them.

Let’s take a moment to give props to the sports teams who are still in playoff contention!  Men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, women’s softball, women’s tennis, and track! The make for late nights, but they are worth it. 

I was about to leave the school Wednesday night after the Women’s Soccer game (yeah they kicked butt), and I ran into two students who were bringing food into the building.  I asked them what event they were here for, and they responded that they were coming for the Muslim Student Association (MSA) Club meeting.  It dawned on me that another student asked me to attend this meeting, and I said I would try but wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it.  So, I reversed course and walked around the cafeteria where I saw about 40 students and one adult.  That adult was Mr. Dennis Bennett who sponsors the Inter-Faith Club here.  I walked in and one of the students approached me and asked me if I wanted to come in and have some food with them.  I initially said no thank you because if I ate then, and then didn’t eat what the wife cooked at home, I would be dead meat.  But eventually, I said yes. 

The event was put on totally by students, with only the assistance of Mr. Bennett to reserve the space.  The food (all home cooked) was delicious!  But the truly impressive part was the fact that we had so many students of so many different faiths come together to celebrate and break bread together after fasting.  I was literally moved to tears as I spoke to them about how proud I was of them; as I am as I write this.  What a remarkable showing that I was able to be a part of, and that I almost missed out on. 

I was meant to run into those students, and I was meant to be in this school.  Call it Faith, Fate, Karma, or Dumb Luck.  I call it, RIGHT!  Have the best Memorial Day Weekend ever!  #OneStallion

 

Gary

  

Early Checkouts From School

The Attendance Office will not be able to accept calls for early checkouts thru the end of the year. This is due to AP, SOL, and final exam testing and staff not being able to interrupt those testing sessions. All students MUST present a note from a parent to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day to receive a checkout pass at that time.

  

Testing Calendar/Exams/Awards Ceremonies

 

Testing calendar for South County High School can be found here.

Exams and Awards Ceremonies Schedule can be found here.

  

Important Library News

All library materials checked out to seniors are overdue. Students have to return all materials before receiving their cap and gown. Library materials are due for all underclassman by May 31st.   All overdue books remain on the student’s financial record until returned or paid for as per FCPS regulation R5922.18. Notices for overdue books are sent to students via their English teacher, and students also receive pop-up reminders on school computers of overdue library books and fines. Please note:  These notices are separate from finance and textbook notices, as they are through the library circulation system.  If your student(s) have questions about their library account, please ask them to stop by the library to have their account checked. Thank you!

  

From the Student Activities Office

Track Resurfacing

Attention ALL Community Members: Starting on May 28, 2019, South County High School’s track will be resurfaced and the upper turf field complex will be out of commission until mid August. Please do not enter into the construction zone during this time period. We truly appreciate your compliance and we are looking forward to a beautifully renovated track for the 2019 school year! Please help us by passing the word.

Fall Meet the Coach Night – May 30, 2019 @ 7pm in the Gymnasium

Interested in participating in Fall Sports? If so, it is highly encouraged that your family attend our annual Fall Meet the Coach Night. This event will start in the gym were you will hear from the Principal, DSA and ATC, followed by individual breakout sessions for each sport.

Varsity Letterman Night – June 3, 2019 @ 7pm in the Gymnasium

All South County students and families are welcome to join us as we remember and recognize the 2018 - 2019 individual and team athletic accomplishments!

  

South County Crew

Please congratulate South County Crew for its multiple Top-3 finishes at State Championships this month! The Men's JV Eight earned a bronze metal, and the Women's Second Four and Men's Senior Quad boats earned silver medals at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association State Championship Regatta on May 4 and 11. Men's JV8 members: Kaitlyn Knowles, Tejas Jyothi,  Remy Brettell, Connor Flanagan, Jack Ferlazzo, Sterling Truhlar, Jack McMahon, Craig Kalkwarf, Jake Eppard. Women's Second Four: Erika Ashley, Emily Chapman, Isha Patel, Shannon Gear, Kaitlyn Pastino. Men's Quad: Christopher Paine, Alex Allison, Brett Meincke, Santiago Casabianca.

 

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our South County HS Staff. Just click FCPS CARES.

From the PTSO

All Night Grad Party Tickets—Financial Assistance

Students who need financial assistance to receive an ANGP ticket should talk to their counselor; the PTSO has funds available so that anyone who wants to go to the ANGP, but cannot afford it, can go. Financial assistance is only available through June 1, so do not wait until the last minute.

 

Volunteers needed on June 7, June 8

We still need many volunteers to pull off this year’s All Night Grad Party, which is on a Friday night (June 7)—so most of you will not have to get up and go to work in the morning the next day. We need not only senior parents, but parents of underclassmen. Please sign up for a volunteer shift; we are especially short in the 1am-4am timeframe. College students who graduated from high school in 2017 or earlier are also welcome to sign up for certain shifts. To sign up, go here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545AEA723A3F58-angp

 

Online Auction Open

As part of the annual golf tournament fundraiser sponsored by Athletic Boosters and the PTSO, there is an online auction that is NOW OPEN! We have fabulous items available this year—anything from a gift certificate to IHOP to dancing lessons at Arthur Murray to tutoring and landscaping—even some great vacation packages! Who wants to go on an African safari? Proceeds of the auction benefit both athletics and academics here at South County. Go to https://www.biddingOwl.com/SoCoAthletic to look at what we have and place your bid. The auction ends on June 9.

 

Social Media Coordinator

The PTSO is looking for someone to manage its Facebook and Twitter accounts for next year. If interested, please contact Nannette Henderson at pres@southcountyptso.org.

  

SOCO 2018 Summer Basketball Camp

Two Sessions: June 24-28 and July 8-12

9am-3pm

South County HS Gym

Cost: $185 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

 

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

Registration Online at http://www.schscamps.com/

 

13th annual South County Golf Tournament

Attention All Community Members: The South County Athletic Booster Club and PSTO would like to invite you to participate in the 13th annual South County Golf Tournament fundraiser. This year’s tournament will be held on June 10th  @ Laurel Hill Golf Club starting with lunch at 11am and a shotgun start promptly at 1pm golf. *NEW* The school-based team/club/organization with the most participation will be awarded a $2500 check towards their program! We look forwarding to seeing you out there.

https://scgolfclassic.com/

   

School Nutrition Account

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account. All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

 

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 27 for Memorial Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

 

Heads Up: 2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes; Notable Dates

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, FCPS’ 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar has changed and Friday, August 30, is now a holiday for students. In addition, the Board voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.

Other notable dates include the first day of school, August 26; Thanksgiving break, November 27-29; Winter break, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020; and the last day of school, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-20 school year calendar

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, May 27th - Holiday/Memorial Day

Friday, June 7th - Graduation

Thursday, June 13th - Last day of School/ 2 hour day

   

News You Choose Submission Deadline this next week will be Thursday at noon. Please send all submissions to DBoullianne@fcps.edu.

  

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From the Principal

Family,

If you happen to be in the neighborhood grocery store and run into your random South County Assessment Coordinator, please give her a huge hug! I would like to give a great big shout out to Cameron Mathison for doing an absolutely outstanding job this year with our assessment schedules and the carrying out of those plans. This is a huge undertaking which requires planning, goal directed persistence, exceptional communication, and tons of collaboration and organization. Cameron has been masterful with using these executive functioning skills to do her job. So if you happen to see her in your travels, tell her thanks. Believe me, the stress levels that are avoided for both students and staff by her work is unbelievable!

I had the opportunity to see my first JROTC Retreat Ceremony over at Edison High School on Wednesday. This was such a treat to observe our South County Delta Company perform. I was very proud to see the culmination of their work from an entire year. If your child was a part of this exercise, I know you are just as proud.

Speaking of our students that are involved in opportunities in the academy programs around the county, I would like to congratulate Ms. Angie Bernal Ocamp who is in the Medical Assistant Program at West Potomac for being named the programs Student of the Fourth Quarter and Student of the Year! 

Look out for a letter to come from FCPS concerning the FCPSOn fee associated with the FCPSOn Initiative which is the 1:1 (student to computer) initiative for the SY 19-20. If you have not heard information concerning this initiative, Please visit FCPS' website to learn more about FCPSOn.

I would like to thank the parents who were able to attend the PTSO Meeting on Thursday to receive the presentation from Ms. Julia Ross who spoke to the attendees about getting into college. I hope to be able to offer more opportunities for parents to be able to attend these types of events. I would also like to thank Mrs. Nannette Henderson, our PTSO President for organizing such an informative evening, as well as for being such a great president all year long.

Looking into next month’s calendar, I just wanted to mention that June 11th will be Election Day here at South County. I wanted to ensure that I shared that I expect a heavy voting turnout, therefore traffic patterns will vary a little from the norm.

I would like to thank all of you who have been flexible with the change in the checkout system during our testing window. We know we haven’t reached everyone with this messaging, but we have made great strides in this process and we have had far less interruptions to classes and testing sessions. Thank you very much!

Even though we had previously sent out the last day of school schedule, there were discussions about a possible change to the length of the day. We have gotten the final word that the schedule for the last day of school for high schools will be a 2 hour day while middle and elementary schools will operate on a 3-hour early release schedule. As some school bus routes are scheduled to deliver late elementary bell students to school through 9:20 am, buses for some high school routes may be delayed in arriving for dismissal. Transportation supervisors will communicate directly with those affected schools.

Information for the last day of school schedule has been updated on the standard school year calendar posted online – (https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2018-19-standard-school-year-calendar).

I would like to give a shout out to all of our sports teams who are still competing. I am very appreciative of the hard work that the athletes, coaches, and parents have done to get our student-athletes to be able to play at such a high level. Keep up the great work, and I hope to see you all at some of these playoff games!

South County's Odyssey of the Mind problem solving competition team is the 2019 Virginia State Champion and will be competing in WORLD FINALS against 38 states and over 30 countries at Michigan State University over Memorial Day weekend.  This is the second consecutive year that the team is representing South County at the World Finals. The kids will be competing against teams from all over the United States as well as countries such as China, Poland, Canada, South Korea and Mexico! We wish the Odyssey of the Mind team the best of luck - congratulations to Valmik Rai, Siena Martin, Sally O'Connor, Addie Cameron, Harrison Ponczak, Maryanna Valencia and Katya Martino.

In case you have not heard, we will be losing a staple in the South County HS community. Our very own Mike Pflugrath has been selected to serve as the new instructional leader and Principal at Osbourne HS. It will be bitter sweet to have him move on to his new journey. Mike and I opened this building back in 2005 and he has been a solid shoulder for me to lean on since I returned. The good news is that he will be with us through the end of the year, so I will be dumping all the work his way before he gets out of the door. If you happen to see him out and about, please congratulate him. He is so very deserving of this opportunity, and I know that he will be a great leader in Manassas City. He knows that he is forever a Stallion!

Finally, I ask that you continue to encourage your children to maintain their work habits. While we still only have a few weeks left, our students are generally very focused on their work and continuing to be their best in classes. These final weeks can be the difference in a letter grade and we want students to walk away from the year knowing they finished up on a good note. Encourage them to eat breakfast whenever possible, get plenty of rest, and to communicate with their teachers about anything related to class. If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s teachers and counselors for insight.

Thank you once again for this opportunity.   Have a great weekend. #OneStallion

 

Gary

  

Early Checkouts From School

The Attendance Office will not be able to accept calls for early checkouts thru the end of the year. This is due to AP, SOL, and final exam testing and staff not being able to interrupt those testing sessions. All students MUST present a note from a parent to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day to receive a checkout pass at that time.

  

Testing Calendar/Exams/Awards Ceremonies

 

Testing calendar for South County High School can be found here.

Exams and Awards Ceremonies Schedule can be found here.

  

YEARBOOKS

Yearbook online sales ended on May 12.

The cost at this point is $85, cash, until our extra books run out.

Yearbooks will arrive next week and will be delivered during the school day to seniors who preordered. 

Underclassmen who pre-ordered will receive their books beginning Tuesday, May 28.

Also, if underclassmen would like to pick up their books early, they can do so starting AFTER SCHOOL on Friday, May 24. 

For students who have not bought them yet, they will go on sale starting AFTER SCHOOL on Friday, May 24.  Sales will continue during lunch shifts until books run out.

   

Minority Achievement Committee

The Minority Achievement Committee will have the MAC Scholars End of Year Celebration on June 1st at from 10 am to 12 pm in SCHS cafeteria. We would like to thank all of the students, educators, parents, and staff for helping us to achieve another successful year.  We invite all program participants to join us for the celebration. The celebration will also include a panel discussion from previous South County MAC Scholars graduates. 

South County MAC events are open to all SCHS and SCMS students and parents! We invite parents and students of all backgrounds and demographics to join and attend MAC events. If you are interested or need additional information regarding MAC please contact us at SouthCountyMAC@gmail.com.

 

From the Student Activities Office

 

Spring Physical Night -- May 21, 2019 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Cafeteria

Come have your physical completed and filed for all activities in the ‘19-20 school year!! This includes summer conditioning, Green Days, tryouts and sports participation. Please use the link provided to schedule your appointment: https://wwgw.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings.

Fall Meet the Coach Night – May 30, 2019 @ 7pm in the Gymnasium

Interested in participating in Fall Sports? If so, it is highly encouraged that your family attend our annual Fall Meet the Coach Night. This event will start in the gym were you will hear from the Principal, DSA and ATC, followed by individual breakout sessions for each sport.

Varsity Letterman Night – June 3, 2019 @ 7pm in the Gymnasium

All South County students and families are welcome to join us as we remember and recognize the 2018 - 2019 individual and team athletic accomplishments!

  

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our South County HS Staff. Just click FCPS CARES.

From the PTSO

All Night Grad Party Ticket Price Increase

Ticket prices for the All Night Grad Party are increasing to $75 after this coming Monday, May 20. The best way to purchase is online at https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com. Paper forms (“commitment contract”) are available in the cafeteria, and on Monday night, May 20, the forms can be returned in person with a check (or cash) from 6pm-8pm in the lobby area outside of the library.   (This is also where we are doing lawn sign pickup, for those of you who bought lawn signs.) You must turn in the money with the commitment contract by May 20 in order to qualify for the $50 ticket price; we cannot accept payment without the commitment contract.   If you do not turn in the commitment contract with the check by May 20, you will have to pay the $75 ticket price.

Students who need financial assistance to receive an ANGP ticket should talk to their counselor. Financial assistance is only available through June 1, so do not wait until the last minute.

Volunteers needed on June 7, June 8

We still need many volunteers to pull off this year’s All Night Grad Party party, which is on a Friday night (June 7)—so most of you will not have to get up and go to work in the morning the next day. Please sign up for a volunteer shift; we are especially short in the 1am-4am timeframe. College students who graduated from high school in 2017 or earlier are also welcome to sign up for certain shifts. To sign up, go here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545AEA723A3F58-angp

Baccalaureate

The PTSO is hosting the Baccalaureate Ceremony honoring our graduating seniors on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7 pm at St. Bernadette Church, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony. We invite underclassman parent volunteers to give the Class of 2019 a great send off by donating cookies and water as well as serving the refreshments after the ceremony. Cookie and water drop off will be at the South County HS main office on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (June 3rd - 5th). Refreshment help will be needed from 7:30 - 9:30 pm on June 6th. Thanks for your help!

The link to sign up is here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4CABA72BA13-2018

For seniors: Invitations to Baccalaureate went out before spring break, but all senior families are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The link to RSVP is:  https://goo.gl/forms/YSTEIX9veTzfwUKu2

New PTSO officers for 2019-2020

Congratulations to the new PTSO officers for 2019-2020.

President--Nannette Henderson

1st VP--Carla Olivo

2nd VP--Patty Klunder

Treasurer--Julie Hopkins

Recording Secretary--Jennifer Thibodeau

Corresponding Secretary--Cassy Gilmore

  

SOCO 2018 Summer Basketball Camp

Two Sessions: June 24-28 and July 8-12

9am-3pm

South County HS Gym

Cost: $185 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

 

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

Registration Online at http://www.schscamps.com/

 

13th annual South County Golf Tournament

Attention All Community Members: The South County Athletic Booster Club and PSTO would like to invite you to participate in the 13th annual South County Golf Tournament fundraiser. This year’s tournament will be held on June 10th  @ Laurel Hill Golf Club starting with lunch at 11am and a shotgun start promptly at 1pm golf. *NEW* The school-based team/club/organization with the most participation will be awarded a $2500 check towards their program! We look forwarding to seeing you out there.

https://scgolfclassic.com/

   

School Nutrition Account

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account. All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

 

Parent Feedback Wanted on the FCPS 2020-21 School Year Calendar; Deadline to Complete Survey Is May 23

Want to weigh in on the development of FCPS' 2020-21 School Year Calendar? Now’s your chance! Earlier this week you should have received an email from fcpssurvey@fcps.edu with a link to the FCPS Calendar Survey. The survey is also available in other languages.

We encourage you to check your email for the survey and complete it at as soon as possible. The deadline to complete the survey is Thursday, May 23. FCPS employees have been invited to take a similar survey as well. The survey results will be used to inform and support FCPS staff as well as FCPS’ School Board as they work to adopt the 2020-21 calendar. All responses are confidential. If you have any questions, please email FCPSsurvey@fcps.edu.

    

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 27 for Memorial Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

 

Heads Up: 2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes; Notable Dates

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, FCPS’ 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar has changed and Friday, August 30, is now a holiday for students. In addition, the Board voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.

Other notable dates include the first day of school, August 26; Thanksgiving break, November 27-29; Winter break, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020; and the last day of school, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-20 school year calendar

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, May 27th - Holiday/Memorial Day

Friday, June 7th - Graduation

Thursday, June 13th - Last day of School/ 2 hour day

   

News You Choose Submission Deadline this next week will be Thursday at noon. Please send all submissions to DBoullianne@fcps.edu.

  

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Weekly News From South County HS

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Stallion P.R.I.D.E.

Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence 

   

From the Principal

Family,

First week of testing is down and things moved along quite smoothly. I want to ask that if you have a moment, to please thank each of the teachers in this building for coming together to take on the task of end-of-year assessments because it takes the entire school to do this right. Our testing coordinator lays out the plan, and every teacher must have hands in, and last week, it showed that we are “Family”. So reach out to them if you have a moment and pat this great group of educators on the back!

I would like to thank all of the parents that have complied with the check-out policy for students by having your child bring in notes in the mornings. This has made the process of your child checking out during the day much easier. While I know that it is impossible to foresee all emergency issues that require immediate checkout during the day, I ask that you plan your student checkouts to the best extent as possible to avoid conflicts with testing. And when calling in, please be patient with our staff. The attendance office is buzzing right now and very, very busy. We want to be able to provide quality customer service and your patience makes that much easier.

Over the last few weeks, we have been celebrating the achievements of our students that are involved in some sort of extracurricular activity. We have some very talented students that are doing great things (I will come back to this), but we have some awesome students who are making waves elsewhere as well. Below are out students who have been invited to attend on of Virginia’s highly selective residential Governor’s School programs for summer 2019. Please join me in recognizing them for what will definitely be an awesome experience for them this summer.

Ruwaa Abu-Ageel

Agriculture (Virginia Tech)

Brian Lai

Math, Science & Technology (University of Lynchburg)

Benjamin Leese

Visual Art (Radford University)

An Lo

Math, Science & Technology (University of Lynchburg)

Brian Park

Agriculture (Virginia Tech)

Yash Patel

Medical and Health Sciences (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Kaitlyn Phan

Agriculture (Virginia Tech)

Kevon Thompson

Vocal Music (Radford University)

 

Now, if you didn’t see the Chicago show put on by the South County Theatre and Band Departments, you robbed yourself of a treat. I want to give our very own Molly Rumberger and Kevin Engdahl a shout out for the work they have put in with their students. The students simply knocked it out of the park.

As we wind down the year, be sure to clear up any debts that may exist for your student. Also be sure to have your child turn in any books, or other resources that may belong to the school. This can impact what we have to spend money on over the summer, and we want our students to be able to have the resources that will allow them to have the most dynamic experience possible while here at South County HS.

Please continue to have conversations with your students about appropriate attire for school. We are experiencing warmer weather and want to ensure that students are dressing for school, rather than their social events. The FCPS dress code states:

Wear clothes that are appropriate for a K-12 learning environment.

Wear clothes that do not:

  • Include images or words that are vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene.
  • Include images or words that promote illegal or violent activity such as gang symbols, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia or clothing that contains threats.
  • Expose private areas or an excessive amount of bare skin.

I truly appreciate your assistance with this.

The Band Program once again received the Honor Band recognition this year from the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (VBODA).  The marching band received a superior rating at the VBODA Marching Band State Assessment in October and the Symphonic Band received a superior rating at the VBODA Concert Band State Assessment in March.  This is the 10th time that South Count has received this honor in the school’s 14 year history! We look forward to adding the 2019 achievement number on the front of the school in the very near future!

Finally, I wanted to share that our DECA group continued to shine as they earned honors at the International Competition, which is just short of the Galaxy competition to which we have been having problems figuring out how to transport our students to. There are too many names to list, but here are the categories that our outstanding students placed in:

Overall World Finalist—Top 10 Overall

World Finalist-Top 20 Overall

Top 10 World Recognition for a Role Play case study

Preliminary Top 100 Competency Recognition

If you are a DECA parent, I know you are as proud as we are of their work! They represented us very well.

Thank you for sharing your students for another week with us. We are blessed to have them! Enjoy the weather and rest up. Take care. #OneStallion

Gary

  

Early Checkouts From School

Beginning on May 6th, the Attendance Office will not be able to accept calls for early checkouts thru the end of the year. This is due to AP, SOL, and final exam testing and staff not being able to interrupt those testing sessions. All students MUST present a note from a parent to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day to receive a checkout pass at that time.

  

Testing Calendar/Exams/Awards Ceremonies

 

Testing calendar for South County High School can be found here.

Exams and Awards Ceremonies Schedule can be found here.

  

South County Athletic Boosters Scholarship


It's that time of year again to apply for the South County Athletic Booster Club Scholarships!  The Boosters award a total of four $1,000 scholarships to two deserving young men and two equally deserving young women as well.   The link below will take you to the on-line application and hard copies will be available in the Student Activities office as well.

The deadline for submission is May 18, 2019 by 4:00pm to the DSA Office, located in the sports hall. Winners will be announced at the Varsity Sports Night on June 3rd.

PLEASE NOTE: AS IN YEARS PAST NO LATE APPLICATIONS OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR REVIEW.  Direct questions to Rob Myers at scstallionsports@gmail.com

 

https://forms.gle/YLBSEnNrKkXRfiy48

 

Library Closed For SOL Testing

The library will be closed for SOL testing from May 6th-May 24th. This includes being closed before and after school. Please encourage your student(s) to come to the library before May 6th for any books they may want to check out for that time period. Please also encourage your student(s) to identify an alternate place to print assignments if needed during that time.

   

FCPS Library System

The FCPS Library System is being prepared to switch to a new computer system and the final due dates for library materials set by FCPS Library Services are fast approaching for the transition.   In preparation for the switch we need your help to clear all students records of books and fines by the end of the year.  The final due date for seniors will be May 20th, and the final due date for underclassmen will be May 31st. These due dates were set by FCPS Library Services to ensure a smooth transition to the new system. Notices for overdue books are sent to students via their English teacher, and students also receive pop-up reminders on school computers of overdue library books and fines. Please note:  These notices are separate from finance and textbook notices, as they are through the library circulation system.  Please ask your student(s) to be on the lookout for any of those notices and pop-up reminders.  If your student(s) have questions about their library account, please ask them to stop by the library to have their account checked. Thank you!

  

From the Student Activities Office

 

Spring Physical Night -- May 21, 2019 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Cafeteria

Come have your physical completed and filed for all activities in the ‘19-20 school year!! This includes summer conditioning, Green Days, tryouts and sports participation. Please use the link provided to schedule your appointment: https://wwgw.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings.

Fall Meet the Coach Night – May 30, 2019 @ 7pm in the Gymnasium

Interested in participating in Fall Sports? If so, it is highly encouraged that your family attend our annual Fall Meet the Coach Night. This event will start in the gym were you will hear from the Principal, DSA and ATC, followed by individual breakout sessions for each sport.

Varsity Letterman Night – June 3, 2019 @ 7pm in the Gymnasium

All South County students and families are welcome to join us as we remember and recognize the 2018 - 2019 individual and team athletic accomplishments!

  

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our South County HS Staff. Just click FCPS CARES.

From the PTSO

Annual PTSO Meeting with Elections

On the evening of Wednesday, May 15th, the South County PTSO will hold its annual membership meeting at 7:00pm in the school cafeteria.  At this meeting, we will hold our annual officer elections, hear from the principal, and we will end with a guest presentation on what you can do during the summer to help prepare for your student to get into college.  Our speaker will be Julia Ross, from Julia Ross Professional Tutoring. Please see the flyer below for more details. All are welcome.

The PTSO's Nominating Committee is putting forth the following slate for election on May 15th.

President--Nannette Henderson

1st VP--Carla Olivo

2nd VP--Patty Klunder

Treasurer--Julie Hopkins

Recording Secretary--Jennifer Thibodeau

Corresponding Secretary--Cassy Gilmore

 

Baccalaureate

The PTSO is hosting the Baccalaureate Ceremony honoring our graduating seniors on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7 pm at St. Bernadette Church, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony. We invite underclassman parent volunteers to give the Class of 2019 a great send off by donating cookies and water as well as serving the refreshments after the ceremony. Cookie and water drop off will be at the South County HS main office on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (June 3rd - 5th). Refreshment help will be needed from 7:30 - 9:30 pm on June 6th. Thanks for your help!

The link to sign up is here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4CABA72BA13-2018

For seniors: Invitations to Baccalaureate went out before spring break, but all senior families are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The link to RSVP is:  https://goo.gl/forms/YSTEIX9veTzfwUKu2

Any seniors interested in performing should contact Becky Chaves at bacc@southcountyptso.org to schedule an audition.

SOCO 2018 Summer Basketball Camp

Two Sessions: June 24-28 and July 8-12

9am-3pm

South County HS Gym

Cost: $185 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

 

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

Registration Online at http://www.schscamps.com/

 

13th annual South County Golf Tournament

Attention All Community Members: The South County Athletic Booster Club and PSTO would like to invite you to participate in the 13th annual South County Golf Tournament fundraiser. This year’s tournament will be held on June 10th  @ Laurel Hill Golf Club starting with lunch at 11am and a shotgun start promptly at 1pm golf. *NEW* The school-based team/club/organization with the most participation will be awarded a $2500 check towards their program! We look forwarding to seeing you out there.

https://scgolfclassic.com/

   

Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop

Fairfax County Public School Students Make Prom Dreams Come True

Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) marketing students from Centreville High School and the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall program are opening their annual Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop on Friday, April 12th. The dress shop, which has been in business for thirteen years, has helped hundreds of financially challenged students attend prom in style each spring. Donations of stylish, high-quality, dry-cleaned prom dresses and select accessories can either be dropped off in the main office of Centreville High School between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or at the shop in Fair Oaks Mall during the shop hours listed below.

Centreville High School Fashion Marketing students started collecting donated dresses in 2006 as a way to combine their interests in fashion with community service. They quickly came to the conclusion that students would not feel comfortable “shopping” for a dress at school. They decided that the shop should be set up in another location to give students a more authentic shopping experience, which led them to partner with the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall program.

The Classroom on the Mall students apply the retail marketing and visual merchandising skills learned throughout the school year to transform their classroom into the Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop. “This is an excellent opportunity to accomplish several goals at once,” said Miranda Schick, Centreville High School and Classroom on the Mall Marketing Teacher. “First, students apply marketing lessons learned to a real-world retail environment. Second, they support the School Board’s goals of helping students succeed beyond the classroom through their ‘Portrait of a Graduate’. This includes communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and global citizenship skills.”

The Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop is located on the upper level of Fair Oaks Mall behind the white barricade next to Build a Bear Workshop. Students from any area high school, not just Fairfax County Public School students, who are in need of a prom dress, and do not have the funds to purchase one, can come and shop from hundreds of donated dresses and accessories. They must show a valid student ID, or other form of school identification, in order to select a free dress during the following store hours:                

Friday, May 17th                               4:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 18th                           2:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 19th                             1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

  

School Nutrition Account

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account. All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, May 27th - Holiday/Memorial Day

Friday, June 7th - Graduation

Thursday, June 13th - Last day of School

   

News You Choose Submission Deadline this next week will be Thursday at noon. Please send all submissions to DBoullianne@fcps.edu.

  

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Family,

On behalf of the entire South County faculty and staff, please accept this South County rose.  And to all of our Mothers, and Fathers that sometimes have to play Mother, I would like to wish each of you a very wonderful Happy Morther’s Day.  You have earned it. Take care. #OneStallion

Gary

P.S.: Please stay tuned for our normal weekly KIT message.

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Community Incident

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Dear Parents,

One of our students reported to police this weekend that while walking in the Crosspointe neighborhood, an unknown adult male pulled his car alongside of her and attempted to persuade her to enter the vehicle.   The driver then exited the vehicle and continued to speak to the student before the student ran away, unharmed.  The driver is described as African American, about 6’2”, very thin build, in his early thirties, driving an older model red car.  If you have additional information regarding this incident, please contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Even though this incident occurred over the weekend, we felt it was important to share this information with you.  Please talk with your son or daughter and urge him or her to always be aware of their surroundings and to avoid any seemingly dangerous situations. Students should travel in pairs whenever possible and immediately report any suspicious cars or people  they encounter.  Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns about this or other school-related matters, please do not hesitate to call my front office at 703-446-1600.

 

Sincerely,

Gary Morris, Principal

 

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