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Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23
This year, FCPS is holding a Virtual College Week Oct 19-23 instead of the traditional College Fair and College Night activities. Students and their parents may participate in any or all of several live, virtual sessions. Participants will learn about the current college admissions process and how to prepare for the next chapter of their educational journey.
Check the Langley Calendar for upcoming events.
Did You Know…FCPS hosts a weekly Healthy Minds Podcast. Recently, Langley’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Kelly Rankin was invited to talk about early signs of substance use disorder and how to have a conversation with your child about addiction. Kelly Rankin is available to answer any question or concerns that may arise in your household.
Here is the 30 minute podcast
Underclass Photos: November 9th and November 16th
- Students will be instructed to enter the photography location through one set of doors and then asked to exit through a separate location to maintain social distancing.
- All individuals, school staff and Lifetouch photography staff will be expected to wear facial coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines, per the CDC. More information on Lifetouch safety protocols for underclass photography can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LevtvXI9l2Q&feature=youtu.be
- This will be a “paperless” photography program. Camera cards or picture tickets are no longer required. Additionally, any student wishing to purchase a picture package will have the opportunity to do so online both before and after picture day. Picture orders will not be accepted at the camera.
- All finished picture packages will be sent directly to students’ homes.
- Instant ID’s will be given to students on-site upon exiting the photography location.
Click here to sign up for an appointment.
Questions? Contact Kelly Mulligan @email@example.com
Order at mylifetouch.com
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Summer Residential Governor’s School Application Information (10th and 11th grade students)
The Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS) are month-long residential programs for current year tenth- and eleventh-grade gifted students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Governor’s School is a challenging and enriching Virginia program designed for highly motivated students who are looking for a challenging summer experience. The selection process is extremely competitive. Most students selected rank in the top 10% of their class and have scored in the 90th percentile on standardized measures of ability or achievement tests. These residential programs run from late June to late July. Only students who are available during that time frame and whose records match these criteria should apply.
Students interested in applying to the 2021 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s (SRGS) programs must complete the academic or the visual and performing arts interest form no later than November 9, 2020. No late applications are accepted.
The Academic Interest Form is available for the Schools for Humanities, Math/Science/Technology, Medicine/Health, Agriculture, Engineering, and Marine Science.
The Visual and Performing Arts Interest Form is available for the dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music programs.
Additional information about the SRGS programs, application process, and timelines are found online.
Please use the links above for access and info. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Tim Ready at firstname.lastname@example.org.Action Requested: Help save trees and FCPS $$ on postage by opting in to receive “Paperless” Report Cards (that can be printed through ParentVUE)
Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by following the below instructions:
- Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option.
Congratulate your graduating student by creating a SENIOR AD for the yearbook.
Our deadline - OCT. 24, 2020 - is just 4 weeks away!
Designing an ad for the yearbook has never been easier. Create and pay online.
Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com - to create an ad and to order a yearbook.
Saxon Parents Walk & Talk
Langley's PTSA Family Network Committee invites parents to stroll around the LHS track and connect with others in the Langley parent community. Masks are required! The first Saxon Parents Walk & Talk is Tues, Oct 20, 1:30-2:30 pm. Park in the rear of the Langley parking lot and we'll meet up on the track. Some walks are loosely designated for freshman/sophomore parents and others for junior/senior parents, but feel free to attend any and all walks regardless of the grade of your student.
Parents Walk & Talk (9-10 Gr): Tues 10/20, 11/10, 12/1 at 1:30-2:30pm Parents Walk & Talk (11-12 Gr): Tues 10/27, 11/17, 12/8 at 1:30-2:30pm
Be sure to check the PTSA Twitter feed for any weather-related cancellations @LangleyHS_PTSA
Forum: Parenting in the Pandemic
Over 70 percent of kids nationwide have reported struggling with mental health during the pandemic. What's worse, polling shows they're often keeping these issues to themselves. The Langley PTSA is hosting a virtual presentation to help parents help their kids through this pandemic on Thurs, Nov 12 at 12-1 pm.
Featured will be McLean-based psychotherapist Jennifer Weaver, who will provide insight into the range of heightened challenges, including depression, loneliness, lack of motivation, anxiety, and lack of impulse control, that teens are facing during this pandemic. She'll offer guidance on how parents can support them during this difficult time.
Mark your calendars and click here to join the presentation on Nov 12!
PTSA Reflections Contest Winners
Congratulations to all who participated this year! This year was especially challenging and each entry showed true character in the artwork expressing the theme, "I Matter Because." We are proud of your talents and efforts. Thank you all for entering the Reflections contest this year. We wish the best to the First Place winners who will be moving forward to the District level competing with high school students from all over Fairfax County.
First Place - Natalie Hutchinson (10), "I Matter Because"
Honorable Mentions - Jennifer Wu (12), Adelaide Loving (11), Mei Torrey (9), Ashley Varacalli (9)
First Place - Katie Dzwonczyk (10), “Perspective”
First Place - Charlotte Loving (9), "Six Feet Apart but Together”
First Place - Nathalie Hoffman (11), “My Mark”
Honorable Mention - Katherine Davis (9), “Pencil Wands”
Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21
Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021.
End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Student Holiday (School Planning Day)
Student Holiday | Election Day (Teacher Work Day)
2-hour Early Release (Veteran’s Day)
December 21 - January 1, 2021
Holiday (Winter Break) – Classes Resume January 4
Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day)
2-hour Early Release
Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)
End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release
March 29 - April 2
Holiday (Spring Break)
Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
Holiday (Memorial Day)
Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *