Justice Newsletter - June 6

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,

     Here we are, the beginning of June. We have made it. This week, we celebrate our seniors with Graduation at Fairfax High School on June 7 and our 9th through 11th grade students finish out the school year. .

   Yesterday, we celebrated our seniors during our PTSA annual caravan. We had a blast. Thanks to everyone who cheered us on along the route.

    Shout out to our Justice athletes. As we close out our Spring season, the wolves won 4 district titles in one week for a total of 5 championships this year. The five titles are the most since 1984!  See below for details.

     Just a few reminders, June 8th is a synchronous day (no in-person classes). All students will be virtual and school ends at 11:35 AM. June 9th and 10th are half days and students will be released at 11:35 AM. Friday, June 11th is a two-hour day. Students will be released at 10:20 AM.

    Wishing you a great week ahead.

Sensory Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Friday, June 4th, Ms. Lunger and her students debuted the JHS sensory garden. The garden includes a seating area, pavers, green space, and herb and flower gardens. The sensory garden was made possible through the PTSA teacher grants program and the hard work of students, staff, and parents.

Justice Wolves Howling!

In what has been an unpresented and challenging year for high school athletics, the Wolves are thriving! This past week proved to be the #WeekoftheWolves. The wolves won 4 district titles in one week, the first time this has occurred in school history! Girls Lacrosse, Boys Lacrosse, Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer all capped off wonderful regular seasons with National District Championships! In combination with the Field Hockey team’s title earlier this year, Justice has totaled 5 Championships through this school year. The five titles are the most since 1984! Congratulations to all of our coaches, athletes and their families on these major accomplishments. They have worked so hard and overcome so much.

 

There is still work to do! Our spring teams will all compete in the upcoming Occoquan Region championships. Be on the lookout for more information regarding scheduling, especially for Monday, June 14th where the Wolves could host 4 regional 1st round games in one day!

Updated Mask and Social Distancing Guidance

For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will be requiring students and staff to continue to wear masks and socially distance during instructional time in the school building. 

There has been updated guidance for events and activities outside of instructional time in the school building.  This website will give you the latest information. 

End of Year Reminders

 As the year is coming to a close, below is some important information regarding schedules and textbook and laptop return.  This year, all books, calculators, and laptops will need to be returned to school.  All laptops must be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for next school year.  If these items are not returned by the end of the year, you will be charged with the costs.  Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer.  All underclassmen will have their laptops reissued before school begins in August.  Please see below for detailed information.

Senior and Underclassman Testing Calendar Laptop and School Material Collection

All Students:

  • Students in-person on Thursday June 10th will leave their laptop and charger with their 5th period teacher following their last exam. 
  • All other students will need to return laptops, chargers (and mifis), textbooks and all other school materials in the Little Theater on Friday, June 11th between 10:30am-4:00pm.  The Little Theater is located to the right of Door 1 and will have an open door to the front parking lot.

***If students are taking summer credit recover courses, they may keep their laptop over the summer and return it following their summer courses.  Additional information will come out over summer regarding that collection***

Yearbook Pick-Up

Yearbooks have arrived and are ready for pick up! Students can pick up pre-ordered books, or purchase books on the below dates. If students would still like to purchase a book, they are being sold on a first come, first serve basis. Books are $70 cash or check. Checks should be written out to Justice High School.

  • Freshmen, June 10th from 3pm-6:30pm
  • Sophomores, June 11th from 10:30am-4pm
  • Juniors, June 14th from 12pm-5pm
Final Grades

Final Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Friday, June 11th. Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards 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. Report Cards will be mailed by Friday June 18th.

ParentVUE/ StudentVUE will be closed Friday, June 18th at 4pm until Tuesday, June 22nd at 6am.

Flag Corps Interest Meeting

The band is looking for a few good members for our color guard. Color guard members spin flags along with the marching band. If you, or your child are looking for an awesome, positive group experience in the fall consider joining color guard. Please message Mr. Thomas at bcthomas@fcps.edu if you would like to attend our interest meeting on Wednesday June 9th. Here is a link to one of our performances from two years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC3TKHdX3Uk&t=196s so that you can see what we do!

Vaccination Requirement for Rising Seniors

Effective July 1, 2021, rising seniors are required to have one dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo). This requirement is for all current 11th graders/rising seniors. Parents or guardians should ask their private healthcare provider, or the health department, to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations.   If you need to submit an updated immunization record, please send it/drop it off to Ms. Maddie Orozco in Student Services. More information on new immunization requirements is available here

Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine with one dose given at age 16 or older. 

All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

Get more information about the primary elections.

Summer Learning Opportunities

FCPS will provide multiple in-person opportunities for students at all levels this summer. FCPS is planning for 10 times the normal summer program capacity to address increased student learning needs.

Credit Recovery

Summer Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Please contact your student's counselor for more information, or see the Summer School Registration Website

Institute for the Arts (IFTA)

FCPS is excited to offer our enrichment program in person! This summer’s program will be reduced in size to keep in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come basis until seats are filled.

Summer Learning: Online Campus

Middle and high school students who meet the course prerequisites can take one online course. Students who have completed a high school math course may take an online campus math class. For more information see the FCPS Summer Learning Website.

Register Now for 2021 NCS Summer Camps

Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) offers several summer camp programs for students ranging from rising 1st graders to teens. Registration is now open for NCS camps, which run from June through August. Summer camp programs include:

  • Camp Fairfax, for grades 1-6 (rising).
  • Culmore Soccer Camp, for ages 6-16.
  • Teens in Action, for ages 12-18.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Camp, for participants ages 5-22 with disabilities.
  • Value in Prevention (V.I.P.) Camp, for grades 7-9 (rising).
  • NCS Connects: Summer Adventures, virtual camp for youth and teens.

For more information on camps and to register, visit the NCS Summer Camps webpage.

Summer Reading Adventure Begins June 11

The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) summer reading program starts on June 11 and runs through August 13. Students are welcome to sign up now on Beanstack and can track their summer reading online.

Opportunities to read and earn prizes include: 

  • Just for signing up, participants will be eligible to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • By reading 500 minutes, students will be eligible to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • Completing the program by reading 1,000 minutes OR reading 500 minutes and completing 5 activity badges, will offer participants a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

Prizes will be awarded after the completion of Summer Reading Adventure and winners will be notified by August 31.

More information about the FCPL summer reading program is available online

Other Information Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you

Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

  • Visit www.vaccines.gov to find other vaccine providers in the community, including local pharmacies. Be sure to search for Pfizer vaccine which is the only vaccine currently for use on children 12 –17 years.
  • Many locations are offering walk-in appointments.
  • Walk-in appointments are also being offered at the Tysons Community Vaccination Center Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m.–4p.m. This center is in the former Lord & Taylor site at Tysons Center at 7950 Tysons Corner Center in McLean. Note: This center is closing on June10,2021.
  • Text your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) for information in English or VACUNA (822862) for information in Spanish.
Housing Voucher Registration

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) owns 1,060 units of housing made available through the Rental Assistance Demonstration-Project Based Voucher (RAD-PBV) program. Units include one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouses, garden apartments and condominiums located in communities all throughout Fairfax County.

 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021 (AT 8 A.M.) THROUGH 

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021 (UNTIL 11:59 P.M.)

NO FEES! ANYONE MAY APPLY!

The RAD-PBV program generally serves households with incomes of up to 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Tenants pay 30 to 35 percent of their income for rent with the difference being provided through a federal subsidy to the FCRHA. CLICK HERE for program details and eligibility.

FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools. The funds also address the impact of COVID-19 on students by supporting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, among others. 

FCPS is seeking stakeholder input on how our community would like the grant to be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. The community is invited to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m. Sign up to speak. Members of the FCPS community can also submit their input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form. Find more information on the ESSR III grant.

Important Dates

June 7 - Graduation @ Fairfax High School (9:00 AM)

June 8 - Virtual Synchronous Day (no in-person classes)

June 9 -  In-person, early release at 11:35AM

June 10 -  In-person, early release at 11:35AM

June 11 - Last Day of School (2hr Hour Day - School ends at 10:20am)

 

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,

     Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

     This Tuesday will mark the final day of school for the Class of 2021. Beginning Wednesday, June 2, all school materials, textbooks, laptops, and computer accessories will be collected during Senior Checkout appointments through Wednesday, June 3. (Appointment emails were sent Thursday, May 27). Students will also receive their cap and gown as well as other goodies.

     We had our virtual graduation rehearsal for our seniors last week. Students couldn’t rehearse together with the actual setup, but our graduation will be memorable and beautiful because we will be together. Colleen Lally, Beth Buffenbarger, and several staff members have spent a lot of time getting us ready for our outdoor graduation.  We are lucky to have so many professionals in the building who consistently rise above our expectations--and I know our graduation will be another excellent example!

     For our underclassmen, just a reminder that beginning Friday, June 4, school dismissal is at 11:35 AM. We will have grab-and-go lunches for students. The last day of school (June 11) dismissal is at 10:20 AM.

     Have a great weekend!

 

We are One – We are Justice! Class of 2021 News & Reminders

Graduation:

June 7th at Fairfax High School (stadium field)

Students arrive by 7:30am

Guests arrive by 8:20 am and in seats by 8:55am

Ceremony begins at 9:00am

Rain Date is June 9th at 9am at Fairfax High School

 

Graduation: Interpreter Request

If you or a family member would like to request an interpreter at graduation, please complete this form so we can plan accordingly. You may also access the form here: https://forms.gle/nKREXrKC1w9sc68XA

Final Issue of The Verdict!

JHS newspaper's final edition is live now! We send off our seniors, reflect on the unique school year, and celebrate our spring athletes. You can check out the website here: https://justicehs.fcps.edu/The_Verdict

Updated Mask and Social Distancing Guidance

For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will be requiring students and staff to continue to wear masks and socially distance during instructional time in the school building. 

There has been updated guidance for events and activities outside of instructional time in the school building.  This website will give you the latest information. 

End of Year Reminders

 As the year is coming to a close, below is some important information regarding schedules and textbook and laptop return.  This year, all books, calculators, and laptops will need to be returned to school.  All laptops must be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for next school year.  If these items are not returned by the end of the year, you will be charged with the costs.  Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer.  All underclassmen will have their laptops reissued before school begins in August.  Please see below for detailed information.

Senior and Underclassman Testing Calendar Laptop and School Material Collection

Seniors: All school materials, textbooks, laptops and computer accessories will be collected during Senior Checkout appointments on Tuesday, June 2nd and Wednesday June 3rd. (Appointment emails were sent Thursday, May 27th)

9th-11th Grade Students: Students in-person on Thursday June 10th will leave their laptop and charger in their 7th period exam classroom.  All students may return laptops, textbooks and all other school materials in the Main Gym on Friday, June 11th between 10:30am-4:00pm. 

 

***If students are taking summer credit recover courses, they may keep their laptop over the summer and return it following their summer courses.  Additional information will come out over summer regarding that collection***

Yearbook Pick-Up

Yearbooks have arrived and are ready for pick up! Students can pick up pre-ordered books, or purchase books on the below dates. If students would still like to purchase a book, they are being sold on a first come, first serve basis. Books are $70 cash or check. Checks should be written out to Justice High School.

  • Freshmen, June 10th from 3pm-6:30pm
  • Sophomores, June 11th from 10:30am-4pm
  • Juniors, June 14th from 12pm-5pm
  • Seniors, June 2nd from 9:00am-1:30pm and June 3rd from 11am-1:30pm
Final School Year Fire Drill

Our final fire drill for in-person students will be on Tuesday, June 1. In-person students will need to exit the building, while virtual students should remain logged into their BBCU class.

Vaccination Requirement for Rising Seniors

Effective July 1, 2021, rising seniors are required to have one dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo). This requirement is for all current 11th graders/rising seniors. Parents or guardians should ask their private healthcare provider, or the health department, to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations.   If you need to submit an updated immunization record, please send it/drop it off to Ms. Maddie Orozco in Student Services. More information on new immunization requirements is available here

Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine with one dose given at age 16 or older. 

All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

Get more information about the primary elections.

Summer School Registration Now Open

Summer Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Please contact your student's counselor for more information, or see the Summer School Registration Website

College and Career News Nine Justice Students Receive Scholarships from FCPS Hispanic Leadership Alliance

The Hispanic Leadership Alliance—a certified employee group of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) employees—presented scholarships to 21 students on Monday, May 10.

Nine Justice High School students were recognized for leadership and mentoring skills in their educational and social activities. Candidates are committed to furthering their education while improving their communities. Each of the applicants will be the first in their families to attend a postsecondary institution.

Other Information FCPS COVID Vaccination Clinics

Information regarding the FCPS COVID vaccination clinics has been sent directly to families from FCPS. Justice students who have registered to receive their vaccinations are scheduled for Thursday, June 10 at Falls Church High School. If you have questions regarding the clinics, please visit this FCPS website.

CPR Classes

Are you interested in getting certified for CPR. June CPR Classes are now scheduled for June 5th in English and June 26th in Spanish. Anyone interested, must register using the links below.

 

06/05/2021 English class: https://khalscpr.enrollware.com/enroll?id=4852056

06/26/2021 Spanish Class  https://khalscpr.enrollware.com/enroll?id=4852061

 

Housing Voucher Registration

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) owns 1,060 units of housing made available through the Rental Assistance Demonstration-Project Based Voucher (RAD-PBV) program. Units include one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouses, garden apartments and condominiums located in communities all throughout Fairfax County.

 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021 (AT 8 A.M.) THROUGH 

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021 (UNTIL 11:59 P.M.)

NO FEES! ANYONE MAY APPLY!

The RAD-PBV program generally serves households with incomes of up to 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Tenants pay 30 to 35 percent of their income for rent with the difference being provided through a federal subsidy to the FCRHA. CLICK HERE for program details and eligibility.

FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools. The funds also address the impact of COVID-19 on students by supporting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, among others. 

FCPS is seeking stakeholder input on how our community would like the grant to be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. The community is invited to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m. Sign up to speak. Members of the FCPS community can also submit their input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form. Find more information on the ESSR III grant.

Important Dates

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 4-10 - Underclass Exams (Half Days - School ends at 11:35am)

June 7 - Graduation @ Fairfax High School (9:00 AM)

June 8 - Virtual Synchronous Day (no in-person classes)

June 11 - Last Day of School (2hr Hour Day - School ends at 10:20am)

 

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,

On Saturday, we welcomed our students for Senior Prom on the Justice campus. Thank you to our wonderful teachers and administrators who worked tirelessly to make this a special event.

Please check out the calendar below. Last full-day for seniors is June 1st. The week of June 7th are half-days for underclassmen.

As a reminder: FCPS’ Virtual Program continues moving forward at a fast pace. As mentioned before, the deadline for families to submit their COVID-19 Health Eligibility Form has been extended to Friday, May 28. (See form in other languages.)

As we get closer to the end of this school year, we are here to support your student. Reach out to our staff if you have any questions, comments or concerns. 

Have a great weekend!

 

We are One – We are Justice! Class of 2021 News & Reminders

Graduation Rehearsal Friday, May 28th:

Seniors will have a mandatory virtual graduation rehearsal on Friday, May 28th at 9:45am.  Each senior has received a BBCU link in their @fcpsschools.net email account.  They will find the link in their BBCU link folder.  Any student who does not have a link should email Mrs. Buffenbarger at EABuffenbarg@fcps.edu.

 

Graduation:

June 7th at Fairfax High School (stadium field)

Students arrive by 7:30am

Guests arrive by 8:20 am and in seats by 8:55am

Ceremony begins at 9:00am

Rain Date is June 9th at 9am at Fairfax High School

 

Graduation: Interpreter Request

If you or a family member would like to request an interpreter at graduation, please complete this form so we can plan accordingly. You may also access the form here: https://forms.gle/nKREXrKC1w9sc68XA

 

Graduation Signs and T-Shirts: 

  • Graduation signs are available for pick-up in the main office.  Students may come by Monday through Friday between 8am and 3:30pm to pick up their signs. 
  • Senior t-shirts are still available for purchase.  The shirts are $15.00 and may be purchased on MySchoolBucks.com or in person.  *We are down to a limited number!* 
This Week at Justice Geometry & Algebra 2 SOL  – Monday, May 24th  

Tomorrow, May 24th, we will welcome students who need a verified credit in math for the Geometry and Algebra 2 SOL. If your student is coming for testing, they should be dropped off at Justice HS no later than 8:15 am and testing will be begin at 8:30 am. Students who are receiving bus transportation received an email from Katie Vandawalker this past Wednesday (May 19) with their pickup time and bus stop location. Buses will be dismissed at 11:00 am for any student who has completed testing and another round of buses will dismiss at 2:00 pm for all other students. Any students not requiring a bus will be dismissed upon completion of their test. All students will be offered breakfast and lunch while at school for testing. Students may also bring their own lunch to eat if they choose to do so. All students must bring their charged FCPS laptop and charger. Any student who opted out of receiving an FCPS device will be provided a loaner laptop for testing. Students cannot use a personal device to take their SOL. Please contact Katie Vandawalker (kmvandawalke@fcps.edu) with any questions.

  Senior Final Exams

Senior exams begin this as follows:

  • Wednesday May 26 - 2nd and 6th period
  • Thursday, May 27th - 3rd and 7th periods
  • Friday, May 28th - 8th period

Senior will follow their regular full-day schedule.

 

End of Year Reminders

 As the year is coming to a close, below is some important information regarding schedules and textbook and laptop return.  This year, all books, calculators, and laptops will need to be returned to school.  All laptops must be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for next school year.  If these items are not returned by the end of the year, you will be charged with the costs.  Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer.  All underclassmen will have their laptops reissued before school begins in August.  Please see below for detailed information.

Senior and Underclassman Testing Calendar Laptop and School Material Collection

Seniors: All school materials, textbooks, laptops and computer accessories will be collected during Senior Checkout appointments on Tuesday, June 2nd and Wednesday June 3rd. (Appointment emails will be sent Thursday, May 27th)

9th-11th Grade Students: Students in-person on Thursday June 10th will leave their laptop and charger in their 7th period exam classroom.  All students may return laptops, textbooks and all other school materials in the Main Gym on Friday, June 11th between 10:30am-4:00pm. 

 

***If students are taking summer credit recover courses, they may keep their laptop over the summer and return it following their summer courses.  Additional information will come out over summer regarding that collection***

Yearbook Pick-Up

Yearbooks have arrived and are ready for pick up! Students can pick up pre-ordered books, or purchase books on the below dates. If students would still like to purchase a book, they are being sold on a first come, first serve basis. Books are $70 cash or check. Checks should be written out to Justice High School.

  • Freshmen, June 10th from 3pm-6:30pm
  • Sophomores, June 11th from 10:30am-4pm
  • Juniors, June 14th from 12pm-5pm
  • Seniors, June 2nd from 9:00am-1:30pm and June 3rd from 11am-1:30pm
Vaccination Requirement for Rising Seniors

Effective July 1, 2021, rising seniors are required to have one dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo). This requirement is for all current 11th graders/rising seniors. Parents or guardians should ask their private healthcare provider, or the health department, to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations.   If you need to submit an updated immunization record, please send it/drop it off to Ms. Maddie Orozco in Student Services. More information on new immunization requirements is available here

Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine with one dose given at age 16 or older. 

All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

Get more information about the primary elections.

Student Application for Virtual Enrollment, Based on Health Needs, Due May 28

If your child is currently attending school virtually and you would like for them to remain virtual due to their documented health or medical needs for the 2021-22 school year, the deadline to submit the COVID-19 Health Eligibility Form and the Virtual Enrollment Application is Friday, May 28, which is one week later than the original deadline of May 21. Please be aware that the medical need must be based upon the student, not a sibling’s or a family member’s health condition.

All parents of virtual students were sent a letter on May 17 with information on how to apply.

Summer School Registration Now Open

Summer Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Please contact your student's counselor for more information, or see the Summer School Registration Website

College and Career News Class of 2022 Virtual College Fair

Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling Virtual College Fairs on May 23 and 24, with more to come in August of this year. During each fair, students will have the chance to connect with some of the best colleges and universities across the U.S. and abroad. Choose who you'd like to network with by registering for each session. Learn more and register at www.strivescan.com/pcacac!  Students and Parents can register under the student registration. 

 

Disclaimer: Scholarships/Enrichment Programs offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Virtual Military Service Academy Night

Congressman Connolly’s office is hosting a  Virtual Military Service Academy Night on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 starting at 7:00 PM. Students, parents/guardians, and other interested stakeholders will hear from the Congressman, his office and the process, and also a liaison from each academy.


After the speakers, they will open it up for Q&A, allowing for direct questions to their office or the liaisons on the process, what to expect, and any other assistance they might need. Below is the e-newsletter their office sent out and attached is a flyer, both containing the registration links.  

 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsduigqD0qE1zVeV4GZTDfr5n-ThxQCCw

 

Disclaimer: Scholarships/Enrichment Programs offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

Annual (Virtual) Operational Back2Fairfax

Attention current juniors and seniors.

Current high school students or recent graduates from FCPS who might be interested in pursuing career paths in skilled trades should apply to be considered for available work-based learning (WBL) apprenticeships with the FCPS Office of Facilities Management (OFM).

Interested individuals should attend the 2nd Annual (Virtual) Back2Fairfax event scheduled for May 25, 2021 between 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from current employees in various operational positions in IT and trade careers such as such as carpenters, roofers, electricians, and HVAC technicians. Attendees can visit exhibitor booths and attend breakout sessions on résumé essentials, preparing for an interview, supporting and repairing computer hardware, audio-visual equipment, and software applications in our schools and offices.

 

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

All interested attendees (current juniors, seniors and recent FCPS grads) should register with the link below.

Registration for the event is available online.

Other Information FCPS COVID Vaccination Clinics

Information regarding the FCPS COVID vaccination clinics has been sent directly to families from FCPS. Justice students who have registered to receive their vaccinations are scheduled for Thursday, June 10 at Falls Church High School. If you have questions regarding the clinics, please visit this FCPS website.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Available for Families

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. Eligible families can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. This is not an FCPS-funded program. It is a way for families to potentially access a more reliable hard-wired internet connection at a higher bandwidth than the “basic” packages provide.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

Learn about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting  www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311.

CPR Classes

Are you interested in getting certified for CPR. June CPR Classes are now scheduled for June 5th in English and June 26th in Spanish. Anyone interested, must register using the links below.

 

06/05/2021 English class: https://khalscpr.enrollware.com/enroll?id=4852056

06/26/2021 Spanish Class  https://khalscpr.enrollware.com/enroll?id=4852061

 

Housing Voucher Registration

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) owns 1,060 units of housing made available through the Rental Assistance Demonstration-Project Based Voucher (RAD-PBV) program. Units include one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouses, garden apartments and condominiums located in communities all throughout Fairfax County.

 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021 (AT 8 A.M.) THROUGH 

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021 (UNTIL 11:59 P.M.)

NO FEES! ANYONE MAY APPLY!

The RAD-PBV program generally serves households with incomes of up to 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Tenants pay 30 to 35 percent of their income for rent with the difference being provided through a federal subsidy to the FCRHA. CLICK HERE for program details and eligibility.

FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools. The funds also address the impact of COVID-19 on students by supporting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, among others. 

FCPS is seeking stakeholder input on how our community would like the grant to be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. The community is invited to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m. Sign up to speak. Members of the FCPS community can also submit their input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form. Find more information on the ESSR III grant.

Important Dates

May 24 - Geometry and Algebra II SOLs

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 8 - Virtual Synchronous Day

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - May 16

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,

     Next Saturday night is prom night, and we will be rolling out the red carpet for our incredible seniors. Our staff is working hard to ensure that this night is a memorable and wonderful event. 

     As the year is coming to a close, I would like to share the plans for closing out the school year with the textbook and laptop return process.  This year, all books, calculators, and laptops will need to be returned to school.  All laptops must be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for next school year.  If these items are not returned by the end of the year, you will be charged with the costs.  Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer.  All underclassmen will have their laptops reissued before school begins in August.  Please see below for detailed information.

     You may begin dropping off any textbooks and library books now. The sooner you return them the sooner they can be cleared from your account. 

     Below please find the end-of-year calendar. Email Assistant Principal Michelle Campiglia at mrcampiglia@fcps.edu with any questions.

     Have a great weekend!

 

We are One – We are Justice! Class of 2021 News & Reminders

Graduation Rehearsal Friday, May 28th:

Seniors will have a mandatory virtual graduation rehearsal on Friday, May 28th at 9:45am.  Each senior has received a BBCU link in their @fcpsschools.net email account.  They will find the link in their BBCU link folder.  Any student who does not have a link should email Mrs. Buffenbarger at EABuffenbarg@fcps.edu.

 

Graduation:

June 7th at Fairfax High School (stadium field)

Students arrive by 7:30am

Guests arrive by 8:20 am and in seats by 8:55am

Ceremony begins at 9:00am

Rain Date is June 9th at 9am at Fairfax High School

 

Graduation UPDATE:  We are very happy to announce that as of April 28, each senior may have up to 6 guests attend their graduation.  Seniors shall pick up their guest tickets on May 24th between 9am and 12pm at the front of the school.  Each person attending, including small children, must have a ticket. 

 

Graduation: Interpreter Request

If you or a family member would like to request an interpreter at graduation, please complete this form so we can plan accordingly. You may also access the form here: https://forms.gle/nKREXrKC1w9sc68XA

 

Prom:

Saturday, May 22nd at Justice High School

We appreciate our seniors using the required RSVP Google Form to reserve their ticket for prom.  Tickets are now closed.  Prom will be held here at Justice High School on May 22nd in two sessions: 6:30-8:00pm or 8:30 - 10:00pm. Students may only attend their assigned/reserved session.  We will have a live DJ, a beautiful large tent, and some light food as we roll out the red carpet for this incredible Class of 2021!

 

Graduation Signs and T-Shirts: 

  • Graduation signs are available for pick-up in the main office.  Students may come by Monday through Friday between 8am and 3:30pm to pick up their signs. 
  • Senior t-shirts are still available for purchase.  The shirts are $15.00 and may be purchased on MySchoolBucks.com or in person.  *We are down to a limited number!* 
This Week at Justice Algebra 1  – Monday, May 17th

Tomorrow, May 17th, we will welcome students who need a verified credit in math for the Algebra 1 SOL. If your student is coming for testing, they should be dropped off at Justice HS no later than 8:15 am and testing will be begin at 8:30 am. Students who are receiving bus transportation received an email from Katie Vandawalker this past Wednesday (May 12) with their pickup time and bus stop location. Buses will be dismissed at 11:00 am for any student who has completed testing and another round of buses will dismiss at 2:00 pm for all other students. Any students not requiring a bus will be dismissed upon completion of their test. All students will be offered breakfast and lunch while at school for testing. Students may also bring their own lunch to eat if they choose to do so. All students must bring their charged FCPS laptop and charger. Any student who opted out of receiving an FCPS device will be provided a loaner laptop for testing. Students cannot use a personal device to take their SOL. Please contact Katie Vandawalker (kmvandawalke@fcps.edu) with any questions.

 

Catch-Up Days

Fourth quarter catch-up days are scheduled for Wednesday, May 19th and Thursday, May 20th. No new work will be assigned. However, all students are expected to login/attend classes at their regular times where teachers will take attendance.

Laptop and School Material Collection

Seniors: All school materials, textbooks, laptops and computer accessories will be collected during Senior Checkout appointments on Tuesday, June 2nd and Wednesday June 3rd. (Appointment emails will be sent Thursday, May 27th)

9th-11th Grade Students: Students in-person on Thursday June 10th will leave their laptop and charger in their 7th period exam classroom.  All students may return laptops, textbooks and all other school materials in the Main Gym on Friday, June 11th between 10:30am-4:00pm. 

 

***If students are taking summer credit recover courses, they may keep their laptop over the summer and return it following their summer courses.  Additional information will come out over summer regarding that collection***

All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

Get more information about the primary elections.

IB Transcript Requests

If you would like Ms. Kresse Rodriguez to send your IB Transcript to your college, please fill out this form by May 15th.

Link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNS6eNYrfub2Z-AIqNKABXQmxP9Jya5ZYHJiTijkR49BAjfA/viewform?usp=pp_url

 

You can also reach her at jakresserodr@fcps.edu if you have questions. 

Summer School Registration Now Open

Summer Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Please contact your student's counselor for more information, or see the Summer School Registration Website

College and Career News Class of 2022 Virtual College Fair

Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling Virtual College Fairs on May 23 and 24, with more to come in August of this year. During each fair, students will have the chance to connect with some of the best colleges and universities across the U.S. and abroad. Choose who you'd like to network with by registering for each session. Learn more and register at www.strivescan.com/pcacac!  Students and Parents can register under the student registration. 

 

Disclaimer: Scholarships/Enrichment Programs offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

Virtual Military Service Academy Night

Congressman Connolly’s office is hosting a  Virtual Military Service Academy Night on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 starting at 7:00 PM. Students, parents/guardians, and other interested stakeholders will hear from the Congressman, his office and the process, and also a liaison from each academy.


After the speakers, they will open it up for Q&A, allowing for direct questions to their office or the liaisons on the process, what to expect, and any other assistance they might need. Below is the e-newsletter their office sent out and attached is a flyer, both containing the registration links.  

 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsduigqD0qE1zVeV4GZTDfr5n-ThxQCCw

 

Disclaimer: Scholarships/Enrichment Programs offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

Jennifer Discua Hernandez Memorial Scholarship

We are so pleased to announce the addition of a new scholarship, to be awarded for the first time to a member of the Justice HS Class of 2021. Created by Justice High School staff to honor an alumna, this scholarship embodies the strength, kindness and commitment of our community.

Jennifer “Jenny” Discua Hernandez passed away from leukemia in 2020. Inspired by Jenny’s grace and indomitable spirit, Justice High School faculty and staff created a new scholarship in her memory. 

Jennifer arrived at Justice High School from Honduras in the spring of 2016 speaking only Spanish. Her desire to learn English and excel academically is something Justice teachers and staff will always remember. Jenny’s tenacious spirit, eternal optimism, and love of life was unparalleled. She was a light to all of those around her and her positive outlook inspired others to not give up on their dreams regardless of their current situation. Her cancer diagnosis never got in the way of pursuing her high school diploma and courses at Northern Virginia Community College. Her goal was to use her difficult experiences in the hospital and her bilingual skills to help others navigate similar situations. This scholarship will support an English Learner who embodies Jennifer’s spirit and who will attend Northern Virginia Community College.

We welcome the chance to help JHS teachers and staff to honor Jenny and encourage another student’s college dreams. To contribute to the scholarship  in Jennifer's name: https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=BqGA6olMNp28Sx6o_94_zwjuxDH3M9hrHtTxDnsOp0uTUz4En-5FyWN-b7MhbJsp4La281WChhKuWqsX

Other Information Emergency Broadband Benefit Available for Families

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. Eligible families can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. This is not an FCPS-funded program. It is a way for families to potentially access a more reliable hard-wired internet connection at a higher bandwidth than the “basic” packages provide.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

Learn about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting  www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311.

Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Edu-Futuro—Empowering Students, Involving Parents, and Transforming Communities

Listen to this informative and inspiring discussion about how Edu-Futuro, a leading organization that advocates for families, prides itself in the whole family approach. They empower students, engage parents, and transform communities. Victoria Mejía, youth programs coordinator and Maria Mateus, parent support specialist, talk about the valuable programs that Edu-Futuro offers families. They particularly talk about families’ goals of attaining a post-secondary education and career, and how Edu Futuro offers mentors and scholarships. 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

There will be a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Dar Al-Hijrah next Tuesday, May 18th from 12-4.

You can register for an appointment using this link: https://redsea.trackmyvaccine.com/login

Walk-ins are also welcome.

Dar Al-Hijrah is located at:

3159 Row Street

Falls Church, VA 22044

We are also on the 28A WMATA bus line

 

GIRLS LACROSSE CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER!

Show your Justice spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Girls Lacrosse team! Wednesday, May 19th from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at the Seven Corners location! Be sure to say you are there supporting Justice HS Girls Lacrosse at checkout. And don’t forget to tag us on IG/Twitter @JusticeGLax to be featured on our page. In a rush? Order online and pick up! Use the code MMWNF6L in the promo field and it will count towards our fundraiser! 

Important Dates

May 17 - Algebra I SOL

May 19 and 20 - School-Wide Catch Up Days

May 24 - Geometry and Algebra II SOLs

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 8 - Virtual Synchronous Day

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - May 9

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,

     Last week we had a wonderful week celebrating our staff for Teacher Appreciation Week. We have been so thankful for the many treats, meals, and prizes from our PTSA, social committee and our very own admin team. 

     Check out our new page on our website - Look where our students are going." This page highlights the many different universities that our students have been accepted to attend.

    In order to continue to support students in this unprecedented year, Justice HS will have school wide Catch Up days on May 19 and 20. Catch Up days are synchronous. No new work will be assigned, however all students are expected to login to their classes at their regular times where teachers will take attendance.

     For those of you in our school community who received the virtual-school option letter (only those students who are currently all virtual would have received it), the deadline is fast approaching.  Please see your email for more information about the virtual option.

     As we come to the end of our school year, there are many activities and much information coming your way.  Our staff are here to support you; please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers, counselor or assistant principal.  

     Wishing you Happy Mother's Day weekend.

 

We are One – We are Justice! Class of 2021 News & Reminders

Graduation Rehearsal Friday, May 28th:

Seniors will have a mandatory virtual graduation rehearsal on Friday, May 28th at 9:45am.  Each senior has received a BBCU link in their @fcpsschools.net email account.  They will find the link in their BBCU link folder.  Any student who does not have a link should email Mrs. Buffenbarger at EABuffenbarg@fcps.edu.

Graduation:

June 7th at Fairfax High School (stadium field)

  • Students arrive by 7:30am
  • Guests arrive by 8:20 am and in seats by 8:55am
  • Ceremony begins at 9:00am

Rain Date is June 9th at 9am at Fairfax High School

Graduation UPDATE:  We are very happy to announce that as of April 28, each senior may have up to 6 guests attend their graduation.  Seniors shall pick up their guest tickets on May 24th between 9am and 12pm at the front of the school.  Each person attending, including small children, must have a ticket. 

Graduation: Interpreter Request

If you or a family member would like to request an interpreter at graduation, please complete this form so we can plan accordingly. You may also access the form here: https://forms.gle/nKREXrKC1w9sc68XA

Prom:

Saturday, May 22nd at Justice High School

We appreciate our seniors using the required RSVP Google Form to reserve their ticket for prom.  Tickets are now closed.  Prom will be held here at Justice High School on May 22nd in two sessions.  Students who reserved a ticket may attend one session.  A link to sign up for a session of their choice will be sent to them next week. Session Options are 6:30-8:00pm or 8:30-10:00pm.  We will have a live DJ, a beautiful large tent, and some light food as we roll out the red carpet for this incredible Class of 2021!

Graduation Signs and T-Shirts: 

  • Graduation signs are available for pick-up in the main office.  Students may come by Monday through Friday between 8am and 3:30pm to pick up their signs. 

Senior t-shirts are still available for purchase.  The shirts are $15.00 and may be purchased on MySchoolBucks.com or in person. We are down to a limited number!

This Week at Justice Algebra and Geosystems Super Saturdays

The next SOL review day is scheduled for Saturday, May 15th. If you are interested in attending, please contact your administrator.

Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science)  SOLs – Monday, May 10th

Tomorrow, May 10th, we will welcome students who need a verified credit in science for the Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science SOLs. If your student is coming for testing, they should be dropped off at Justice HS no later than 8:15 am and testing will be begin at 8:30 am. Students who are receiving bus transportation received an email from Katie Vandawalker this past Thursday (May 6) with their pickup time and bus stop location. Buses will be dismissed at 11:00 am for any student who has completed testing and another round of buses will dismiss at 2:00 pm for all other students. Any students not requiring a bus will be dismissed upon completion of their test. All students will be offered breakfast and lunch while at school for testing. Students may also bring their own lunch to eat if they choose to do so. All students must bring their charged FCPS laptop and charger. Any student who opted out of receiving an FCPS device will be provided a loaner laptop for testing. Students cannot use a personal device to take their SOL. Please contact Katie Vandawalker (kmvandawalke@fcps.edu) with any questions.

Final Exam Schedule

Seniors will complete their final exams/culminating activities between May 26 and June 1 according to the following schedule:

  • May 26:           Periods 2 & 6
  • May 27:           Period 3 & 7
  • May 28:           Period 8
  • June 1:             Periods 1 & 5

 

Underclassmen will complete their final exams/culminating activities between June 4 and June 10 according to the following half-day schedule:

  • June 4:             Periods 2 & 6
  • June 8:             Periods 3 & 7 – This is a synchronous virtual day
  • June 9:             Period 8
  • June 10:           Periods 1 & 5
  • June 11:           Last Day for Students (early release)
All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

Get more information about the primary elections.

IB Transcript Requests

If you would like Ms. Kresse Rodriguez to send your IB Transcript to your college, please fill out this form by May 15th.

Link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNS6eNYrfub2Z-AIqNKABXQmxP9Jya5ZYHJiTijkR49BAjfA/viewform?usp=pp_url

 

You can also reach her at jakresserodr@fcps.edu if you have questions. 

Option to Designate Grade of Pass

Students may opt to receive a final mark of "P" (Pass) in up to two courses. Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass - No Mark status, you must complete this form and submit it to Student Services by May 17 (Seniors) or June 1 (Underclassmen).

Please note that we have extended the previous deadline to allow more time for students and families to gain more information about their fourth quarter progress before making the decision to request a "P".

Summer School Registration Now Open

Summer Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Please contact your student's counselor for more information, or see the Summer School Registration Website

College and Career News Spanish College Admissions Panel

On Thursday, May 13th at 7:00pm, College Success Programs is hosting a virtual Spanish College Admissions Panel in partnership with University of Delaware, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, Radford University, and Northern Virginia Community College. The entire presentation (including slides and Q&A) will be conducted in Spanish. Interested families can register here.

Panel de Admisiones a la Universidad - Virtual en Español

Únase a nosotros el jueves 13 de mayo de 2021 a las 7:00 pm para conversar con los representantes de admisiones de habla hispana de los colegios y universidades de la zona.

Toda la presentación (incluidas las diapositivas y las preguntas y respuestas) se realizará en español. Las familias interesadas pueden registrarse aquí haciendo clic en este enlace.

Jennifer Discua Hernandez Memorial Scholarship

We are so pleased to announce the addition of a new scholarship, to be awarded for the first time to a member of the Justice HS Class of 2021. Created by Justice High School staff to honor an alumna, this scholarship embodies the strength, kindness and commitment of our community.

Jennifer “Jenny” Discua Hernandez passed away from leukemia in 2020. Inspired by Jenny’s grace and indomitable spirit, Justice High School faculty and staff created a new scholarship in her memory. 

Jennifer arrived at Justice High School from Honduras in the spring of 2016 speaking only Spanish. Her desire to learn English and excel academically is something Justice teachers and staff will always remember. Jenny’s tenacious spirit, eternal optimism, and love of life was unparalleled. She was a light to all of those around her and her positive outlook inspired others to not give up on their dreams regardless of their current situation. Her cancer diagnosis never got in the way of pursuing her high school diploma and courses at Northern Virginia Community College. Her goal was to use her difficult experiences in the hospital and her bilingual skills to help others navigate similar situations. This scholarship will support an English Learner who embodies Jennifer’s spirit and who will attend Northern Virginia Community College.

We welcome the chance to help JHS teachers and staff to honor Jenny and encourage another student’s college dreams. To contribute to the scholarship  in Jennifer's name: https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=BqGA6olMNp28Sx6o_94_zwjuxDH3M9hrHtTxDnsOp0uTUz4En-5FyWN-b7MhbJsp4La281WChhKuWqsX

Parent Academy American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses FCPS’ Five Days of In-Person Learning

Great news! This week, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed FCPS’ model of providing five days of in-person instruction for all children this fall.   #FCPSReturningStrong.

What Should Families Know About ESOL Services?

Listen to the latest Spanish, Arabic, and Korean podcasts on what FCPS families should know about English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services. Nearly 49%, or 87,571 students, in Fairfax County Public Schools speak a second language. This week's podcasts include a discussion about FCPS English Language Services. Rich Pollio, director of FCPS ESOL Services, talks about why ESOL services are important, how families are notified about ESOL services, how families can help at home, new school to home communication tools, and adult English Language Classes.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Newsletter

The Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists (SAPS) program is pleased to announce a SAPS quarterly newsletter for the FCPS community. Our first newsletter features information about our program, parent tips for prevention, a student submitted article, community events, and a variety of resources.

Our newsletter can be found here: SAPS Newsletter | Smore Newsletters  

GIRLS LACROSSE CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER!

Show your Justice spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Girls Lacrosse team! Wednesday, May 19th from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at the Seven Corners location! Be sure to say you are there supporting Justice HS Girls Lacrosse at checkout. And don’t forget to tag us on IG/Twitter @JusticeGLax to be featured on our page. In a rush? Order online and pick up! Use the code MMWNF6L in the promo field and it will count towards our fundraiser! 

Important Dates

May 19 and 20 - School-Wide Catch Up Days

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 8 - Virtual Synchronous Day

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | Main Office: 703.824.3900
Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - May 2

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,

     It's hard to believe that it's May. Soon we will be celebrating the end of an unusual school year.  The good news is that planning for graduation is full-speed ahead, and we are expecting one event with approximately 6 tickets per family. 

     This week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for all the hard work our teachers and staff do every day to make Justice a great place to learn and work!  A shout out to our PTSA, Social Committee, and our incredible administrative team. They have organized several treats and events for this week.  If you have the opportunity, please drop a note to your student's teachers and let them know how much you appreciate them for all their hard work.  

     FCPS will provide a special Return to School Toolkit on Tuesday, May 4, after the School Board work session. Until then, we continue to plan to bring our students back five days in-person in the fall with limited virtual options for those students with medical or health-related needs. Please continue to keep a lookout for more information.

     Below is the final exam schedule. If you have any questions, please contact your child's administrators. .

     May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We celebrate and stand with our Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders students, families, and staff.

     As always, feel free to reach out to me or any member of our admin team with feedback, suggestions or questions.

 

We are One – We are Justice! Class of 2021 News & Reminders

Graduation:

June 7th at Fairfax High School (stadium field)

Students arrive by 7:30am

Guests arrive by 8:20 am and in seats by 8:55am

Ceremony begins at 9:00am

Graduation UPDATE:  We are delighted to announce that as of April 28, each senior may have up to 6 guests attend their graduation.  Seniors shall pick up their guest tickets on May 24th between 9am and 12pm at the front of the school.  Each person attending, including small children, must have a ticket. 

Prom:

Saturday, May 22nd at Justice High School

We are rolling out the red carpet for a Hollywood-style prom for the Class of 2021. All Justice High School seniors are invited but must have a ticket to attend.  There is no cost for the prom this year. However, to obtain a ticket, students must respond to the survey that was emailed to them by May 3.  The email is in their @fcpsschools.net account.  This event is open to Justice High School seniors, and no additional guests are allowed.  We will follow the Governor’s social event health guidelines.  This event may have two sessions to accommodate all seniors and still adhere to the social event capacity restrictions. 

Graduation Signs and T-Shirts: 

  • Graduation signs are available for pick-up in the main office.  Students may come by Monday through Friday between 8am and 3:30pm to pick up their signs. 
  • Senior t-shirts are still available for purchase.  The shirts are $15.00 and may be purchased on MySchoolBucks.com or in person.

With prom scheduled for May 22nd and graduation for June 7th, please be aware that if your student has to quarantine per the health department, even out of an abundance of caution, s(he) will not be able to participate in school events and activities--this would include graduation.  A negative COVID test during a quarantine will not exempt the student from the health department's timeline.   I want to remain transparent in the expectations and guidelines, so parents and students can make decisions about activities and events leading up to graduation day.  We all want to see and celebrate our seniors on June 7th.

 

This Week at Justice Algebra, Biology and Geosystems Super Saturdays

Yesterday we hosted Algebra 1, Geosystems and Biology super Saturday. Teachers provided in-person and virtual support to students in preparation for their upcoming SOL.  The next SOL review day is scheduled for Saturday, May 15th.

  English Reading SOL – Monday, May 3rd

We are excited to have our students in the building tomorrow, May 3rd, for the English Reading SOL. If your student is coming for testing, they should be dropped off at Justice HS no later than 8:15 am. Testing will be begin at 8:30 am. Students who need bus transportation received an email from Katie Vandawalker this past Tuesday (May 27) with their pickup time and bus stop location. Buses will be dismissed at 11:00 am for any student who has completed testing and another round of buses will dismiss at 2:00 pm for all other students. Any students not requiring a bus will be dismissed upon completion of their test. All students will be offered breakfast and lunch while at school for testing. Students may also bring their own lunch to eat if they choose to do so. All students must bring their charged FCPS laptop and charger. Any student who opted out of receiving an FCPS device will be provided a loaner laptop for testing. Students cannot use a personal device to take their SOL. Please contact Katie Vandawalker (kmvandawalke@fcps.edu) with any questions.

 

Communication about Student Progress: May 3 – 4

On May 3 and 4, teachers will be contacting parents and guardians of students who are currently struggling in their class. The purpose of these calls is to discuss available supports and ways that students can improve their grades prior to the end of the school year. We look forward to continued collaboration for the remainder of the year.

 

Final Exam Schedule

Seniors will complete their final exams/culminating activities between May 26 and June 1 according to the following schedule:

  • May 26:           Periods 2 & 6
  • May 27:           Period 3 & 7
  • May 28:           Period 8
  • June 1:             Periods 1 & 5

 

Underclassmen will complete their final exams/culminating activities between June 4 and June 10 according to the following half-day schedule:

  • June 4:             Periods 2 & 6
  • June 8:             Periods 3 & 7 – This is a synchronous virtual day but                                              for all students.
  • June 9:             Period 8
  • June 10:           Periods 1 & 5
  • June 11:           Last Day for Students (early release)
Returning Strong: Vaccination Information to Help Our Students Return to School

 

Update on COVID Vaccine Appointments

Schedule COVID vaccine appointments for 16-18 year olds and get answers to your questions on the FCPS School Health Services webpage

 

  NOTE: The COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2021-22 school year but some others are.                     

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines. Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.                                  
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.                             

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

Get more information on new immunization requirements

 

Face Masks Are Required at All Times at All FCPS Sites, Indoors and Outdoors

Despite the recent change in guidelines from the CDC on wearing face masks outdoors, Fairfax County Public Schools is still requiring that face masks are worn by spectators at all sporting events. Please make sure you have one with you when entering FCPS facilities. Universal masking is the best way to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all spectators.

Please Note: Face masks are not required for athletes when engaged in competition. 

IB Transcript Requests

If you would like Ms. Kresse Rodriguez to send your IB Transcript to your college, please fill out this form by May 15th.

Link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNS6eNYrfub2Z-AIqNKABXQmxP9Jya5ZYHJiTijkR49BAjfA/viewform?usp=pp_url

 

You can also reach her at jakresserodr@fcps.edu if you have questions. 

College and Career News 1-on-1 virtual FAFSA help

Virginia College Access Network and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) are partnering on a statewide FAFSA completion effort meant to address disproportionate effects of the pandemic on low-income and underrepresented students in the class of 2021 and 2020. Five college access organizations have banded together to offer one-on-one FAFSA assistance from March 15th – June 30th.  Use the link below to access thei site and schedule a meeting. You will be connected with an access provider from Access College Foundation, ECMC’s The College Places, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), or the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC). 

Students/families can go to www.virginiacan.org/fafsa for more information.

2021-2022 Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission

The Fairfax County Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs is currently accepting applications for the Student Human Rights Commission for the 2021-2022 school year.

In 2009, the Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools launched the Student Human Rights Commission (SHRC) program as a means to promote dialogues on diversity among youth, to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of differences, to create exposure to human and civil rights laws, such as Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance and the Fair Housing Act, and to encourage leadership and active participation in government.

The program is open to high school students attending Fairfax County Public Schools. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by Monday, May 10, 2021.

To download the application, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/humanrights/shrc.

Parent Academy Returning Strong: Multilingual Parent Podcasts - Yes, We Want Your Child Back in School! Attendance Matters!

 

Last year and 2021 have posed many challenges for all of us. We miss our students who have been absent. FCPS wants your child back in school and is ready to help. Listen to the latest Spanish, Arabic, and Korean podcasts on why we want your child back in school. We care and attendance matters.  

Podcasts hosts and guests engage in a passionate discussion on how we care, why attendance matters, common reasons for absence, school procedures regarding attendance, and what parents can do to partner with the school to get students back on track and in school.

Listen and Subscribe:

What Should Families Know About ESOL Services?

Listen to the latest Spanish, Arabic, and Korean podcasts on what FCPS families should know about English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services. Nearly 49%, or 87,571 students, in Fairfax County Public Schools speak a second language. This week's podcasts include a discussion about FCPS English Language Services. Rich Pollio, director of FCPS ESOL Services, talks about why ESOL services are important, how families are notified about ESOL services, how families can help at home, new school to home communication tools, and adult English Language Classes.

Listen and Subscribe:

Community Meeting - Justice High School Addition and Proposed Parking at Justice Park

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) invites you to a virtual meeting on May 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to learn more about the planned addition to Justice High School and the associated parking and improvements at Justice Park. Representatives of FCPS and the Fairfax County Park Authority will provide a description of the project and be available to answer your questions about existing conditions and options for potential park improvements under the existing master plan. The website link for the virtual Zoom meeting is below, as well as a phone dial-in number in the event you prefer to join by conference call:

  • Website: https://www.zoom.us/

  • Meeting ID: 974 2254 3401

  • Meeting Passcode: 288932

  • Phone dial-in number: (877) 853-5257

We hope to see you on May 6 at 7:00 p.m. If you are not able to attend on May 6 and have questions, please call Susan Yantis at (703) 714-7492.

Important Dates

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - April 25

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,  

    I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last week following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case. Our families, students, and staff have been carrying a lot with us, especially with the trial and its events being played non-stop for the better part of a month. I want you to know that you are not alone in your feelings and it’s okay to not be okay.  Take time to take care of yourselves. If you need resources to support your family or your student, please reach out to a counselor or an administrator.  We are here to support you.

      Last week we provided opportunities, time, and space for our staff and students to process the trial and verdict. On Friday, we held a student optional listening session. We had many students participate and share their experiences. We want to continue these conversations. In collaboration with the FCPS Equity and Cultural Responsiveness Team, we will provide additional opportunities for students to process and reflect. These student listening sessions are optional, but in order to attend, students must register using the links below.

     We remain focused on ensuring that we have a strong finish to the school year. We are in the home stretch with about 7 weeks left to go in the 20-21 school year. We are focusing on instruction, preparing for the testing season, and starting to plan for the end of the year and next school year!

     We welcomed back a good portion of our in-person student population for four days of in-person instruction last week. The admin team worked collaboratively to ensure we maximized staffing and capacity to have as many of our students as possible.

     On Wednesday, April 21st, we celebrated a special group of people, our AMAZING Administrative Professionals. Justice High School owes a debt of gratitude to Miriam Bernal, Grace Boinay, Robert Jimenez, Caroline Joya, Debbie O’Rourke, Maddie Orozco, Tracey Sollers, and Anna Scavuzzo. These hard-working Wolves keep the building running smoothly (which has been a colossal undertaking during this unique year). One day (or week) is not enough time to honor them!

     Finally, please mark your calendars as May 3-7th is Teacher Appreciation Week! I know we are all excited to show our appreciation for the hard work, dedication, perseverance, love, care, and devotion our teachers have demonstrated this year!

     As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me or any member of our admin team. 

  We are One – We are Justice! Class of 2021 News & Reminders

Monday, April 26th: Senior Parent Information Night

  • Please join us for a virtual Senior Parent Information Night starting at 6:30pm.  We will be reviewing the information regarding graduation, senior dues, convocation, laptop return, updated information regarding prom, and more!  Please email Class of 2021 administrator Colleen Lally at clally@fcps.edu for a link to this virtual session.

Senior Rock Painting Social

  • Seniors came by Friday after school and were able to select a rock to paint.  Students chose words of strength, perseverance, their initials, and/or a peaceful picture to paint on the rock. The rocks will be added to our new sensory garden and beautified courtyard near the cafeteria. Many thanks to senior Caroline Tredeau for making this event possible as she developed the idea and helped beautify the courtyard. Thank you to our staff Ms. Lunger, and our Class of 2021 sponsors Ms. Parkins and Ms. McIntosh, for helping supervise and provide materials for the event.

Prom

  • We are very excited to announce that this year’s senior class will have a prom! Please save the date for May 22nd (a Saturday).  This is a formal affair.  To allow the opportunity for all of our seniors to attend and still adhere to the governor’s guidelines on social distancing, this event is strictly for Justice High School seniors.  As we gain additional information we will share it with seniors and families. 

Graduation Signs & T-Shirts

  • Graduation signs are available for pick-up in the main office.  Students may come by Monday through Friday between 8am and 3:30pm to pick up their signs. 
  • Senior t-shirts are still available for purchase.  The shirts are $15.00 and may be purchased on MySchoolBucks.com or in person.

Graduation

  • The Class of 2021 will be graduating on June 7th at Fairfax High School’s outside stadium.  All seniors must be arrive at 7:30am; guests must be in their seats by 8:50am.  The ceremony will commence at 9:00am.

2021 End of the Year Events

  • In addition to graduation, FCPS and Justice High School are committed to holding as many as possible traditional end of the year events. We are currently working through these new guidelines to understand the health and safety requirements and laws for culminating events such as prom, and other end- of-year celebrations. FCPS will promptly notify school staff, students, and parents as soon as they have the additional updates and plans.

Senior

This Week at Justice Algebra, Biology and Geosystems Super Saturdays

Yesterday we hosted Algebra 1 and Biology super Saturday. Teachers provided in-person and virtual support to students in preparation for their upcoming SOL.  On Monday, April 26th and Saturday, May 1st, we will host additional support sessions for Algebra, Biology and Geosystems. If you are interested in attending, please contact Colleen Lally.

Senior Parent Meeting - April 26 @ 6:30 PM

Please join us for a virtual Senior Parent Information Night starting at 6:30pm. Please see above for additional information.

Rescheduled: April Fire Drill

Our next fire drill for in-person students has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 28. In-person students will need to exit the building, while virtual students should remain logged into their BBCU class.

Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) tests

All students (and their parents) who are eligible for an end of course SOL test received a notice via email outlining the tests they are eligible to take and the process to notify us if they are choosing to refuse or defer their SOL this year.  Please remember that SOL graduation requirements have not been waived. If a student needs the SOL for graduation and choses to defer or refuse their test this year, they will need to test in a new SOL class next year or take their SOL for this year’s class next year. We realize there is a lot of information around testing. Please read all the resources included in the testing notice. We also developed SOL Testing Resource slides (in Englishen español) to help better understand May SOL Testing information. If you believe you may wish to defer or refuse one or more SOL tests this spring, please fill out this Google Form or contact our Assessment Coach, Shelley Terry, at sdterry@fcps.edu.

 

SOL testing will begin on Monday, May 3rd and our schedule is listed below:

Date SOL Monday, May 3 Reading Monday, May 10

 

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Science

 

Monday, May 17

 

Algebra I

Monday, May 24

 

Geometry

Algebra 2

 

Wednesday, May 26

 

Math & Science retakes

Friday, May 28

 

Reading retakes

 

 

Extended Deadline: Vision and Hearing Screening for 10th Graders

We have completed optional vision and hearing screenings for all in-person sophomores. We have extended time slots until the end of the year for any virtual students who wish to participate in the screening.

Opt-In Procedures: Virtual students who wish to participate in the screening need to complete the COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire and sign up through one of the following links:

Students should bring the COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire and glasses/contacts (if applicable) and report to the clinic.

Opt-Out Procedures: There are three ways to opt your student out of the screening:

  • Indicate your preference online through @wecare.
  • Complete the opt-out form and email it to Ebony High at ephigh1@fcps.edu.
  • Turn in the completed form in the Main Office.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ebony High at ephight1@fcps.edu or (703) 824-3910.

College and Career News 1-on-1 virtual FAFSA help

Virginia College Access Network and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) are partnering on a statewide FAFSA completion effort meant to address disproportionate effects of the pandemic on low-income and underrepresented students in the class of 2021 and 2020. Five college access organizations have banded together to offer one-on-one FAFSA assistance from March 15th – June 30th.  Use the link below to access thei site and schedule a meeting. You will be connected with an access provider from Access College Foundation, ECMC’s The College Places, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), or the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC). 

Students/families can go to www.virginiacan.org/fafsa for more information.

2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021

The event will be completely VIRTUAL with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops. Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are teaming up to host a Virtual Career Exploration Fair. High school students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career-ready workshops and information sessions. High School Students can take part in the following ways: ▪ Learn about work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. ▪ Attend industry panel discussions. ▪ Take part in mock interviews. ▪ Attend resume workshops. ▪ Learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

Register for the Virtual Career Exploration Fair now! by visiting bit.ly/2021careerexp. You can email workbasedlearning@fcps.edu with any questions.

Summer Student Opportunities

Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school.

JEI Mini-PhD Program: Learning the Scientific Method from Hypothesis to Publication (Rising 8th through 10th grade students)

The Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) team at Harvard University is conducting a FREE Mini-PhD program (virtual) this summer. Review this website to learn more. Application deadline is May 1, 2021

NOVA JumpStart Summer Program

This summer, Northern Virginia Community College will offer a selection of online, tuition-free classes to Northern Virginia high school graduating seniors. Students must meet placement requirements and understand there may be textbooks or other material fees associated with courses. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the internet. Students may take a maximum of two JumpStart courses.

Important Dates:

  • JumpStart applications will open April 5th and close April 30th.
  • Classes will run from June 1, 2021 till August 9, 2021Details about the JumpStart Summer Program including placement requirements and material fees can be found Here and on the flyer here NOVA JumpStart Flyer
Parent Academy COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families

Join the Fairfax County Health Department and Fairfax County Public Schools Parent Resource Center for important updates about COVID-19 and the vaccines that have been developed to help prevent disease. Topics will include: COVID-19 impacts (health, economic, education), The Vaccine (Community Immunity, Different Types of Vaccines, and Safety of Vaccines), Vaccination Process (Eligibility and How to Register). Sessions are subject to change or cancellation based on number of registrations. Please RSVP for the session:

  • Tuesday, 5/4 – Session in Vietnamese - RSVP
  • Tuesday, 5/11 – Session in Korean - RSVP
  • Tuesday, 5/18 – Session in Arabic - RSVP
Important Dates

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | Main Office: 703.824.3900
Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - April 18

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,  

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.

We are excited to be working on welcoming more students back to four days of in-person instruction at Justice. We’ve had an extremely positive response to our in-person requests. We are working to process all requests by no later than this week. If you haven’t heard from your counselor as to your start date, please contact him/her.

As you may have heard, I will be leaving Justice at the end of the school year.  Region 2 is looking for parents and staff from Justice High to serve on the interview panel. If you are interested in serving on the panel, please see the message below from Region 2 Assistant Superintendent Dr. Fabio Zuluaga.

Also, below is our SOL end of course test schedule as well as opt-out information. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Vandawalker @ kmvandawalke@fcps.edu or Shelley Terry @ sdterry@fcps.edu

Finally, Quarter 3 Report Cards were distributed to all in-person students last week. For all students, report cards are also available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE. For virtual students whose parents have not selected “go paperless” in ParentVUE, report cards will be mailed by no later than this week.

The Pass-No Mark Form is now available in the Main Office, Student Services, and Justice’s Public Website. This form must be submitted in hard copy or via email to the student’s counselor or the Students Services Department. Families are encouraged to consider the option for Pass-No Mark status carefully.

As always, please reach out to me or any member of our admin team with questions.

Search for a New Principal for Justice High School / Message from Dr. Fabio Zuluaga / Region 2 Assistant Superintendent

As you know the Department of Human Resources is in the process of selecting a new Principal for Justice High. The goal is for the new Principal to start on July 1, 2021.  Our FCPS/HR Department in conjunction with Region 2 Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Fabio Zuluaga and Region 2 Executive Principal, Dr. Brendan Menuey conducted a meeting with the community this past Tuesday, April 6th.  We were able to record both presentations. If you are interested in learning more about the process please connect with the following links:

English - Arabic:

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/9f42cb2855094ade8d16297786f61d36

English- Spanish:

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/095a79e45ce3462180540e255088c2c5

If you have comments please send them directly to Mr. Adam McGeehan at McGeehan, Adam apmcgeehan@fcps.edu

 

We are looking for parents and staff from Justice High to serve on the interview panel. If you are interested in serving on the panel, please complete one of the links below:

English

Spanish

Arabic

 

This Week at Justice PSAT 10 - April 19

Current Grade 10 students who signed up to take the PSAT 10 will do so this Monday. Students who signed-up were emailed testing information. If you have any questions, please email Shelley Terry at sdterry@fcps.edu 

Algebra, Biology and Geosystems Super Monday - April 19

Algebra, biology and geosystems teachers will be providing in-person and virtual support to students in preparation for their upcoming SOL. 

Fire Drill - April 21

Our next fire drill for in-person students will be on Wednesday, April 21. In-person students will need to exit the building, while virtual students should remain logged into their BBCU class.

Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) tests

Justice HS will invite all students who need a verified credit for graduation or if they have not yet met the federal testing requirement to participate in the SOL. Our SOL schedule is listed below: 

Date SOL Monday, May 3 Reading Monday, May 10

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Science Monday, May 17 Algebra I Monday, May 24

Geometry

Algebra 2

Wednesday, May 26 Math & Science retakes Friday, May 28

 

Reading retakes

 

If you do not want your student to take SOL tests at school this spring, you have the right to defer or refuse testing. However, any decision to defer or refuse SOL tests should be made in consultation with school staff to allow full consideration of any potential implications for on-time graduation. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers important information as you consider this decision. If you believe you may wish to defer or refuse one or more SOL tests this spring, please fill out this Google Form or contact our Assessment Coach, Shelley Terry, at sdterry@fcps.edu.

Vision and Hearing Screening for 10th Graders

Last week, we completed optional vision and hearing screenings for all in-person sophomores. Time slots are still available for any virtual students who wish to participate in the screening.

 

Opt-In Procedures: Virtual students who wish to participate in the screening need to complete the COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire and sign up through one of the following links:

Students should bring the COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire and glasses/contacts (if applicable) and report to the clinic.

 

Opt-Out Procedures:  There are three ways to opt your student out of the screening:

  • Indicate your preference online through @wecare.
  • Complete the opt-out form and email it to Ebony High at ephigh1@fcps.edu.
  • Drop off the completed form in the Main Office.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ebony High at ephight1@fcps.edu or (703) 824-3910.

All-State Band

Congratulations to AJ Farkas and Julia Short for auditioning for and making All-State Band! Students from all over the state auditioned for the virtual ensemble and this year there were five students who auditioned from Justice HS. To be eligible to audition for states, students have to earn a spot at the top of their district band. Once they have placed high in districts, students can then go on to audition for states. This is a very intense process.

Class of 2021 Information

Senior Activity - Friday, April 23rd 3-5pm

Outside Door 4 (Side of building facing Peace Valley Lane)

Our Class of 2021 is invited to join their class sponsors on Friday, April 23rd from 3-5pm.  Seniors will have the opportunity to paint a rock that will be added to a recently updated courtyard and new sensory garden created by their fellow Class of 2021 classmate.  Seniors may paint a picture that brings them peace, their initials, and/or a word of positivity, strength, or perseverance.  We will have rocks, brushes, and paint for students to use.  All participants must stay socially distant and wear a mask throughout their time on campus.  In the event of rain we will move indoors to the cafeteria and maintain a minimum of 6’ between participants.  If a senior would prefer to paint a rock at home and bring it in, that is also permitted.  If using this option, seniors should drop the rock off on April 23rd  between 3 and 5pm at door 4 outside.  Rocks should not to exceed 2” x 3”.   

 

If needed, students creating their painting at home may also pick up a rock from the school prior to April 23rd . To arrange for a rock pick-up, please contact class sponsors Alex Parkins (atparkins@fcps.edu) or Sarah McIntosh (smcintosh@fcps.edu) and arrange a pick-up date from our main office between the times of 8am and 3:30pm prior to the 23rd.   

 

Graduation - June 7 at 9:00am (June 8 Rain Date): We are excited to announce that this year’s graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, June 7th at 9:00am at Fairfax High School stadium field! Due to current guidance regarding capacity, students will be issued a limited number of tickets to the ceremony. We will be meeting with the graduation committee and senior class leaders in the near future to begin the planning process and will be sure to keep you posted as we receive additional information.

Senior Dues: Senior dues are now available through myschoolbucks.com and will be $50 this year. Senior dues pay for the cap, gown, diploma, and diploma cover. 

2021 End of the Year Events: In addition to graduation, FCPS and Justice High School are committed to holding as many as possible traditional end of the year events. We are currently working through these new guidelines to understand the health and safety requirements and laws for culminating events such as prom, and other end- of-year celebrations. FCPS will promptly notify school staff, students, and parents as soon as they have the additional updates and plans.

Senior t-shirts: Senior shirts may be purchased on MySchoolBucks.com or may be purchased with cash at the school.  Shirts are $15.00. If purchased on MySchoolBucks.com, please email Colleen Lally to let her know what day you are coming by to pick up the shirt. 

Senior yard signs are in and available for pick-up!  Virtual and in-person students may come by and pick-up their senior yard sign Monday through Friday, from 8am-3:30pm.  Please email Colleen Lally at clally@fcps.edu or call her at 703-824-3907 to let her know what day you’re coming by and we will have your sign ready in the main office.

College and Career News 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021

The event will be completely VIRTUAL with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops. Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are teaming up to host a Virtual Career Exploration Fair. High school students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career-ready workshops and information sessions. High School Students can take part in the following ways: ▪ Learn about work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. ▪ Attend industry panel discussions. ▪ Take part in mock interviews. ▪ Attend resume workshops. ▪ Learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

Register for the Virtual Career Exploration Fair now! by visiting bit.ly/2021careerexp. You can email workbasedlearning@fcps.edu with any questions.

Summer Student Opportunities

Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school.

JEI Mini-PhD Program: Learning the Scientific Method from Hypothesis to Publication (Rising 8th through 10th grade students)

The Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) team at Harvard University is conducting a FREE Mini-PhD program (virtual) this summer. Review this website to learn more. Application deadline is May 1, 2021

2021 CTE Summer Enrichment Camps (Grades 7 -11)

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is offering two enrichment programs this year - Tech Adventure Camp and CTE Summer Academy. Registration for both camps will begin in February. For more information, please visit CTE Summer Academy at bit.ly/FCPS_CSA  

NOVA JumpStart Summer Program

This summer, Northern Virginia Community College will offer a selection of online, tuition-free classes to Northern Virginia high school graduating seniors. Students must meet placement requirements and understand there may be textbooks or other material fees associated with courses. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the internet. Students may take a maximum of two JumpStart courses.

Important Dates:

  • JumpStart applications will open April 5th and close April 30th.
  • Classes will run from June 1, 2021 till August 9, 2021Details about the JumpStart Summer Program including placement requirements and material fees can be found Here and on the flyer here NOVA JumpStart Flyer
Parent Academy FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) is offering four free parent webinars in April. They are:

Note: Previous webinars have been recorded and can be viewed on the PRC YouTube channel

COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families

Join the Fairfax County Health Department and Fairfax County Public Schools Parent Resource Center for important updates about COVID-19 and the vaccines that have been developed to help prevent disease. Topics will include: COVID-19 impacts (health, economic, education), The Vaccine (Community Immunity, Different Types of Vaccines, and Safety of Vaccines), Vaccination Process (Eligibility and How to Register). Sessions are subject to change or cancellation based on number of registrations. Please RSVP for the session:

  • Tuesday, 4/20 – Session in English - RSVP
  • Tuesday, 5/4 – Session in Vietnamese - RSVP
  • Tuesday, 5/11 – Session in Korean - RSVP
  • Tuesday, 5/18 – Session in Arabic - RSVP
Important Dates

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | Main Office: 703.824.3900
Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - April 11

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,  

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.

Earlier this week, we received communication from Dr. Brabrand regarding the move to 3 feet of social distancing for all secondary students. We are working hard to transition students back to in-person instruction for those who are interested. Please note that we can only return students based on capacity and staff and that we will not be able to honor all requests. Please read below for important information on Justice’s move to four days of in-person instruction. 

FCPS has also adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year. Please see the article below for detailed information.

We have several religious and cultural holidays occurring during the 4th quarter. Please note that our teachers have been asked to avoid new grade assignments, activities, tests and quizzes on the following dates:

  • First Day of Ramadan -- April 13
  • Theravada New Year -- April 27
  • Orthodox Good Friday -- April 30
  • Eid at Fitr -- May 13

I am excited to report that we have a final date for in-person graduation. We will celebrate our graduates in a ceremony at Fairfax High School on Monday, June 7th at 9AM.

I am looking forward to an exceptional 4th quarter at Justice and I appreciate your continued support of Justice staff, students and community.

Grading Policy Changes for High School

As shared in an email from the Superintendent’s Office, FCPS has adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year.

FCPS is adjusting our grading policy for the 2020-21 school year to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. 

Key policy changes for high school students are listed below:

  • Final Exam flexibility that ensures an exam can only serve to improve a student’s grade for the year. Teachers will apply this in their grading practices for each class.
  • All final marks of “F” will automatically receive a “No Mark” (“NM”) with no action needed by student/family.
    • A mark of “NM” earns no credit, does not allow a student to move to the next course level, and will not be averaged into the student’s grade-point average.
  • High school students are given the option of opting to replace passing marks (“A” through “D”) in up to TWO courses with a mark of “P” (“Pass”) by completing the attached form and returning it to the student’s School Counselor or Student Services Department by May 10, 2021. There will be no extensions. For in-person students, in Student Services, there will be a designated place to drop-off forms. This decision may not be reversed.
    • A mark of “P” shall be recorded on the final transcript. For weight courses, no additional weight will be applied to a grade-point average for “P”. For any Dual Enrollment course, this change only applies to the FCPS grade and not the college/university grade.
    • NOTE: These two classes are allowable in addition to any course already designed as Pass/Fail via Regulation 2436.

Information concerning the pass-no mark option for 2020-21 is available to all parents on the following web site: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary/

Starting Tuesday, 4/12, the Pass-No Mark Form will also be available in both Main Office, Student Services, and Justice’s Public Website. This form must be submitted in hard copy or via email to the student’s School. Students and families are encouraged to carefully consider the option for Pass-No Mark status.

Report Cards

  • For all students, report cards are now available in ParentVUE/Student VUE
  • For In-Person students, report cards will be distributed in 8th period on Wednesday, 4/13 and Friday, 4/15.
  • For Virtual Students whose parents have not selected “go paperless” in ParentVUE will be mailed home a copy that should be received by the end of this week or early next week.
In-Person Requests

As FCPS communicated on Thursday, all FCPS middle and high schools will move to 3ft social distancing in all classrooms based on the updated CDC guidance. The ability to decrease social distancing from 6ft to 3ft means that middle and high schools will be expanding the number of students returning to four days of in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.

While VDOE guidance still remains in place requiring proper physical distancing and other health and safety mitigations in schools, our staff is prepared to review each request and bring as many students back as possible.  Please complete this form for your student to be placed on a waitlist to be considered for 4-days a week. You will be contacted if space becomes available. If you have more than one student at Justice, please complete this form for EACH student. **If you have already made a request and know that your student has been placed on the waitlist, you do not need to complete this form.

Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) tests

Justice HS will invite all students who need a verified credit for graduation or if they have not yet met the federal testing requirement to participate in the SOL. Our SOL schedule is listed below: 

Date SOL Monday, May 3 Reading Monday, May 10

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Science Monday, May 17 Algebra I Monday, May 24

Geometry

Algebra 2

Wednesday, May 26 Math & Science retakes Friday, May 28

 

Reading retakes

 

If you do not want your student to take SOL tests at school this spring, you have the right to defer or refuse testing. However, any decision to defer or refuse SOL tests should be made in consultation with school staff to allow full consideration of any potential implications for on-time graduation. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers important information as you consider this decision. If you believe you may wish to defer or refuse one or more SOL tests this spring, please fill out this Google Form or contact our Assessment Coach, Shelley Terry, at sdterry@fcps.edu.

Vision and Hearing Screening for 10th Graders

We will be offering optional vision and hearing screenings for all sophomores beginning this week. Any students who participate should wear their contacts or glasses if applicable.

Opt-In Procedures: If you would like your student to participate in the screening, please review the following details:

Students should bring the COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire with them on the day of their screening and report to the clinic.

Opt-Out Procedures:  There are three ways to opt your student out of the screening:

  • Indicate your preference online through @wecare.
  • Complete the opt-out form and email it to Ebony High at ephigh1@fcps.edu.
  • Drop off the completed form in the Main Office.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ebony High at ephight1@fcps.edu or (703) 824-3910. 

Class of 2021 Information

Graduation - June 7 at 9:00am (June 8 Rain Date): We are excited to announce that this year’s graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, June 7th at 9:00am at Fairfax High School stadium field! Due to current guidance regarding capacity, students will be issued a limited number of tickets to the ceremony. We will be meeting with the graduation committee and senior class leaders in the near future to begin the planning process and will be sure to keep you posted as we receive additional information.

Senior Dues: Senior dues are now available through myschoolbucks.com and will be $50 this year. Senior dues pay for the cap, gown, diploma, and diploma cover. 

2021 End of the Year Events: In addition to graduation, FCPS and Justice High School are committed to holding as many as possible traditional end of the year events. We are currently working through these new guidelines to understand the health and safety requirements and laws for culminating events such as prom, and other end- of-year celebrations. FCPS will promptly notify school staff, students, and parents as soon as they have the additional updates and plans.

Senior t-shirts: Senior shirts may be purchased on MySchoolBucks.com or may be purchased with cash at the school.  Shirts are $15.00. If purchased on MySchoolBucks.com, please email Colleen Lally to let her know what day you are coming by to pick up the shirt. 

Senior yard signs are in and available for pick-up!  Virtual and in-person students may come by and pick-up their senior yard sign Monday through Friday, from 8am-3:30pm.  Please email Colleen Lally at clally@fcps.edu or call her at 703-824-3907 to let her know what day you’re coming by and we will have your sign ready in the main office.

College and Career News Class of 2022 Justice HS Student & Parent College Planning Night

Parents and students are invited to hear from College Admission Professionals about College Admission trends and resources to help prepare the Class of 2022. 

College Planning Night for the Class of 2022 will be held virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.

If you haven’t registered on the Class of 2022 Justice HS Student & Parent College Planning Night Info Sheet, please click here to register.    There is a limit of 500 attendees through Blackboard Collaborate and attendees will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that only one attendee per household registers for this event.

A recording of the session will be uploaded to YouTube and available for those who are not able to attend the live virtual session.  Closed Captions in multiple languages will also be available when the video is uploaded to YouTube.

For more information, contact your child’s counselor or Alicia Grande, College & Career Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu

2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021

The event will be completely VIRTUAL with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops. Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are teaming up to host a Virtual Career Exploration Fair. High school students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career-ready workshops and information sessions. High School Students can take part in the following ways: ▪ Learn about work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. ▪ Attend industry panel discussions. ▪ Take part in mock interviews. ▪ Attend resume workshops. ▪ Learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

Register for the Virtual Career Exploration Fair now! by visiting bit.ly/2021careerexp. You can email workbasedlearning@fcps.edu with any questions.

Summer Student Opportunities

Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school.

JEI Mini-PhD Program: Learning the Scientific Method from Hypothesis to Publication (Rising 8th through 10th grade students)

The Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) team at Harvard University is conducting a FREE Mini-PhD program (virtual) this summer. Review this website to learn more. Application deadline is May 1, 2021

NOVA Fab Lab Design Challenge (MS, HS)

NOVA Fab Lab Design Challenge is now open! Students are invited to invent and design a product(s) for eventual fabrication (using 3D-printing and/or laser cutting) transforming typical household items or materials into a toy or game. Application deadline is April 15th, 2021.

2021 CTE Summer Enrichment Camps (Grades 7 -11)

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is offering two enrichment programs this year - Tech Adventure Camp and CTE Summer Academy. Registration for both camps will begin in February. For more information, please visit CTE Summer Academy at bit.ly/FCPS_CSA  

CCI NoVa Node internship

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Northern Virginia Regional Node (CCI NoVa Node) offers rising high school seniors an internship experience. This opportunity includes a $2000 stipend provided by CCI NoVa Node for a 7-week program to include fundamental professional skills training and practice, and placement with a cyber related industry to gain understanding of cyber initiatives in Northern Virginia. Deadline is 5 p.m. on April 18th.Submit an application along with a resume and cover letter to internships@childsci.org

NOVA JumpStart Summer Program

This summer, Northern Virginia Community College will offer a selection of online, tuition-free classes to Northern Virginia high school graduating seniors. Students must meet placement requirements and understand there may be textbooks or other material fees associated with courses. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the internet. Students may take a maximum of two JumpStart courses.

Important Dates:

  • JumpStart applications will open April 5th and close April 30th.
  • Classes will run from June 1, 2021 till August 9, 2021Details about the JumpStart Summer Program including placement requirements and material fees can be found Here and on the flyer here NOVA JumpStart Flyer
Parent Academy FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) is offering four free parent webinars in April. They are:

Note: Previous webinars have been recorded and can be viewed on the PRC YouTube channel

COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families

Join the Fairfax County Health Department and Fairfax County Public Schools Parent Resource Center for important updates about COVID-19 and the vaccines that have been developed to help prevent disease. Topics will include: COVID-19 impacts (health, economic, education), The Vaccine (Community Immunity, Different Types of Vaccines, and Safety of Vaccines), Vaccination Process (Eligibility and How to Register). Sessions are subject to change or cancellation based on number of registrations. Please RSVP for the session:

  • Tuesday, 4/13 – Session in Spanish - RSVP
  • Tuesday, 4/20 – Session in English - RSVP
  • Tuesday, 5/4 – Session in Vietnamese - RSVP
  • Tuesday, 5/11 – Session in Korean - RSVP
  • Tuesday, 5/18 – Session in Arabic - RSVP
Important Dates

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - April 4

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,  

Happy Sunday! This week marks the beginning of the 4th quarter, and as a reminder, tomorrow is a teacher workday with no asynchronous work for students.

 

On Wednesday, April 7, Superintendent Brabrand will be hosting a virtual Town Hall Meeting from 7-8 p.m. He will be sharing the latest information on the Return to School and End of the Year Activities. Please watch on Channel 99 or view the Livestream. Send your questions in advance to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call 1-800-231-6359 during the Town Hall.

 

In the upcoming weeks, many of our students will begin fasting in observance of the month of Ramadan. It is important for our students who are fasting to have a quiet, alternative location to go to during lunchtime. Therefore, the library will be open to students who prefer to go there during lunch rather than the cafeteria. This will begin on April 13 through May 12. If you have questions, please contact Jason Kagarise at jmkagarise@fcps.edu

 

Last, the return to in-person learning offers us an opportunity to engage and support all our students in new ways. If you would like your student to return to in-person instruction, please email your student’s administrator or call the main office at (703) 824-3900.    

Sick Student Notification and Permission to Return to School

Effective April 5, 2021, when a student remains home from in-person instruction due to COVID-Like Illness (CLI), the parent/guardian will NO LONGER need to provide the Sick Student Notification and Permission to Return to School/Child Care Form.

The Sick Student Notification and Permission to Return to School/Child Care Form will continue to be required for the following situations and must be completed prior to the students return to in-person instruction: 

  • Sent home due to COVID Like Illness (CLI)
  • Reports a positive COVID-19 test
  • Is instructed to quarantine by a medical provider or the FCHD

Additional acceptable documentation for student return to in-person following illness:

  • A health care practitioner note is also acceptable. The note is to be attached to the Return to School Form/Child Care and placed in the student’s cum folder.
  • If the student is returning from quarantine or isolation and has been under the advisement of the FCHD, a copy of the SARA alert form is also acceptable.

The forms and translations are located at http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/ssse/healthinfo/index.shtml under “Forms and Letters.”

Emergency Care Forms

This past week, students who returned to in-person learning received a copy of their Emergency Care Forms from their 4th period teacher.  Please review these forms.  If all of the information is correct, please sign the bottom of the form and have your child return it to their teacher when we return from Spring Break.  If there is any information that needs to be corrected, please make the correction directly on the form, sign it, and have your child return it to their 4th period teacher when we return from Spring Break.

Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) tests

Across Virginia this spring, high school students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) tests. Federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel assessments. A Frequently Asked Questions webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43148) provides more information about SOL EOC tests in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  

In FCPS, high school non-writing SOL tests will be scheduled between April 12 and June 4, 2021. All SOL tests are taken in-person at school. SOL tests are not available for remote delivery from home. The Health and Safety Protocols for Assessments webpage gives information on how our school is preparing for safe testing and what you and your student can expect on the day of the test.

Justice HS will invite all students who need a verified credit for graduation or if they have not yet met the federal testing requirement to participate in the SOL. Our SOL schedule is listed below: 

 

Date SOL Monday, May 3 Reading Monday, May 10

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Science Monday, May 17 Algebra I Monday, May 24

Geometry

Algebra 2

Wednesday, May 26 Math & Science retakes Friday, May 28

 

Reading retakes

 

FCPS has adopted flexibility from VDOE to use performance assessments in lieu of the SOL tests for High School Social Studies (World History/Geography 1/2  and US/VA History). Justice HS students enrolled in these courses will participate in this assessment.

For spring/summer of 2021, the Virginia Board of Education has implemented emergency guidelines for locally awarded verified credits due to Covid-19. A score of 400 is considered passing for a Virginia SOL test. For spring 2021, students currently enrolled in a course, who score between a 350-399 will earn verified credit towards meeting graduation requirements. Students who score in this range are not required to retest; however, parents/guardians may elect for their student to retest if desired. If you would like your student to retest please contact your student’s school counselor or Shelley Terry, Assessment Coach at Justice HS. More information about retakes can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/43150.

If you do not want your student to take SOL tests at school this spring, you have the right to defer or refuse testing. However, any decision to defer or refuse SOL tests should be made in consultation with school staff to allow full consideration of any potential implications for on-time graduation. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers important information as you consider this decision. If you believe you may wish to defer or refuse one or more SOL tests this spring, please fill out this Google Form or contact our Assessment Coach, Shelley Terry, at sdterry@fcps.edu.

Student and Staff Recognition Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 virtual Fairfax County regional science and engineering fair.

The 66th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair virtually showcased over 200 high school science projects. Via recorded videos, 300 students presented their research projects in a wide variety of science and engineering fields. Projects were judged by over 150 STEM professionals and 50 professional organizations and businesses. 

 

Please join us in congratulating our students and their teachers on a successful science fair. The hard work and dedication all of you invested this year really paid off. For more information please click this link

 

 2021 Category Justice Award Winners:

2nd Place 

  • Sam Belmar (Chemistry) 

3rd Place 

  • Duaa Eldirdiri and Noreen Hossain (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  • Emily Rutherford (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  • Dola Hossain (Plant Sciences) 

Honorable Mentions

  • Lucy Ammon (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  • Yabesra Ewnetu (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  • Marley Thomas (Materials Science)

  • James Doan and Mohtashin Talukder (Mathematics)

  • Sabrina Ehmann-Jones (Microbiology)
  • Sam Belmar (The Effect of Household Materials on the Freezing Point of Water), Duaa Eldirdiri & Noreen Hossain (The Absorbency of Coconut Fiber and Sand on Oil and Water ), and Yabesra Ewnetu( Water Purification: What is the Most Cost Effective Method of Cleaning Lake Water? ) received additional recognition from the sponsoring organizations.

Sports Career Consulting’s Super Bowl LV

Congrats to David Vu for taking second place in Sports Career Consulting’s Super Bowl LV Promotions Competition!  In conjunction with Super Bowl LV, Sports Career Consulting hosted a national student competition with all marketing students nationwide with a focus on developing a fundamental understanding of the concept of promotion. Students were tasked with the development of a point of purchase display representing a consumer goods brand tied to Super Bowl LV. The contest drew over 100 entries in the U.S.  David’s entry was creative and offered a strategy that would most certainly lead to an increase in product sales.

Shout out to Coach Weisbecker

 

Coach Weisbecker was named the Washington Football Team and INOVA Health, High School Football Coach of the Week!! Each week for10 weeks INOVA Health will announce a high school coach of the week. Coach Weisbecker "is a relationship builder & born leader kids gravitate towards. He works tirelessly to care for them as students, players and human beings." Please join us in congratulating him.

 

https://twitter.com/WasNFLCommunity/status/1375467766027796481

Senior Parents: Yard Signs, Shirts, and Dues

The senior yard signs are in and available for pick-up!  Virtual and in-person students may come by and pick-up their senior yard sign Monday through Friday, from 8am-3:30pm.  Please email Colleen Lally at clally@fcps.edu or call her at 703-824-3907 to let her know what day you’re coming by and we will have your sign ready in the main office.

 

The senior t-shirt is also available.  Senior shirts may be purchased on MySchoolBucks.com or may be purchased with cash at the school.  Shirts are $15.00. 

If purchased on MySchoolBucks.com, please email Colleen Lally to let her know what day you are coming by to pick up the shirt. 

 

Also on MySchoolBucks: senior dues. Senior dues are currently $50.00.   Payment may be made on MySchoolBucks.com.  Senior dues pay for the cap, gown, diploma, and diploma cover. 

Kiss and Ride: Door 13

Please use Door 13 in the back of the building to drop off or pick up your student. We appreciate your continued assistance with ensuring that we maintain a safe traffic flow. Email any questions to Luther Ivery, Safety and Security Specialist, at lkivery@fcps.edu.

Grading Policy Changes

In response to family feedback and student check-in results, FCPS will be seeking to lessen the stress and anxiety posed for some students who have been challenged by the virtual learning environment during the past (and ongoing) pandemic year. FCPS will provide three additional grading changes to support middle and high school students. More information on the grading policy changes is available online.  

New Multilingual Podcast Series Offers Message of Hope, Appreciation, and Readiness

We are so excited about FCPS’ new multilingual podcast series! Our Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement hosts the podcasts in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. Families can expect timely and important information related to school news. Listen to the most recent podcast featuring Superintendent Brabrand. His message of hope, appreciation, and readiness is truly inspiring.

College and Career News Class of 2022 Justice HS Student & Parent College Planning Night

 

Parents and students are invited to hear from College Admission Professionals about College Admission trends and resources to help prepare the Class of 2022. 

College Planning Night for the Class of 2022 will be held virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.

 

If you haven’t registered on the Class of 2022 Justice HS Student & Parent College Planning Night Info Sheet, please click here to register.    There is a limit of 500 attendees through Blackboard Collaborate and attendees will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that only one attendee per household registers for this event.

 

A recording of the session will be uploaded to YouTube and available for those who are not able to attend the live virtual session.  Closed Captions in multiple languages will also be available when the video is uploaded to YouTube.

 

For more information, contact your child’s counselor or Alicia Grande, College & Career Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu

Northern Virginia Regional College Fair

Northern Virginia Regional College Fair, hosted by the Office of Admissions at George Mason University! Historically, the Northern Virginia Regional College Fair (NVRCF) helps more than 1,500 students from the Northern Virginia area make connections with institutions across the United States. This year we will have participating institutions from across the globe!

Students will have the opportunity to visit with over 200 colleges and universities in individual zoom rooms.

The Northern Virginia Regional College Fair Live Virtual Event | Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6 – 8 p.m. ET- Click here to register for more information and to register for the event.

2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021

The event will be completely VIRTUAL with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops. Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are teaming up to host a Virtual Career Exploration Fair. High school students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career-ready workshops and information sessions. High School Students can take part in the following ways: ▪ Learn about work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. ▪ Attend industry panel discussions. ▪ Take part in mock interviews. ▪ Attend resume workshops. ▪ Learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

 

Register for the Virtual Career Exploration Fair now! by visiting bit.ly/2021careerexp. You can email workbasedlearning@fcps.edu with any questions.

News from the Activities Office Spring Sports are around the corner!

We are very much looking forward to the return of our Spring Athletic Programs... unfortunately, they were void of a season last year.

ALL SPRING SPORTS BEGIN APRIL 12th

B/G Soccer, B/G Lacrosse, B/G Tennis, B/G Track, B/G Crew, Baseball & Softball  

Please make sure that you are preparing your paperwork and get your physical in on file. Information on the new Student Athlete Registration site.

Please fill out (click) our google form so that coaches can add you to their contact list. 

INTEREST FORM -  Spring Sports 

Spring Season Parent/Athlete Information Night  Wednesday 4/7 @ 7pm

Meet and hear from the Athletic Dept. staff and individual sport coaches. General meeting followed by sport breakouts! More information, including virtual link to come!

Forensics Team competes at States!

The regional champion Justice H.S. Forensics team recently competed at the VA State meet. Congratulations to the following state medalists!!!

3rd Place- Valeria Paterson

3rd Place- Alessandra Simmons-Robles

Back Gate Access Policy

Due to safety and security concerns, Justice High School is locking the back gate located at the northwest corner of the building, from 11pm-6am on weekdays and all weekend. The fields and track will still be accessible during these times by using the front gate, located at the southeast corner of the building, next to our main gym. Thank you!

Field and Track Use

The Justice High School track and fields are open to public use when they are not in use by school programs or by permitted community use groups. We wanted to remind the community that the field and outdoor facilities are closed to the public during the regular school day from 8am-3pm.

In addition, our athletic teams are competing in VHSL athletic seasons. This includes offseason workouts that occur after school hours. Per, the policy above, the field and track are closed to public use during these times. Currently, our outdoor facilities are scheduled for SCHOOL USE from 3:30pm-7pm Monday – Friday. In addition, on many evenings, we have games scheduled which block the space for any public use. You can always check our game schedules on www.justicehssports.com .These dates and times are subject to change. In an effort to ensure the safety and health of our student athletes and coaches, we ask that any public use occur outside of these times. Thank you!

Parent Academy FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) is offering four free parent webinars in April. They are:

  • Construyendo y manteniendo familias fuertes Un seminario web presentado en español (Building and Keeping Strong Families: A Webinar Presented in Spanish), on Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Skill, Not Will: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach Webinar for Families, on Friday, April 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families, on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence, on Thursday April 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • More information on each session and how to register is available online.

Note: Previous webinars have been recorded and can be viewed on the PRC YouTube channel

2021 End-of-Year Ceremonies

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to and planning to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. While traditional venues will most likely not be available in June, we are actively exploring other venue options.

Governor Northam has updated guidance for in-person graduation ceremonies, indoor and outdoor social gatherings, and public health and space restrictions for certain outdoor sports and entertainment venues. We are currently working through these new guidelines to understand the health and safety requirements and laws for culminating events such as graduation: All Night Graduation parties, prom, and end- of-year celebrations for our elementary and secondary students.

We will promptly notify school staff, students, and parents as soon as we have the additional and plans. 

Important Dates

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - March 20

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

      As we look ahead, the third quarter is coming to an end on Friday, March 26th, which is also an early release day for students  We encourage all of our students and parents to check StudentVue to know what assignments might be missing. We also encourage families to reach out to their teachers and counselor if they have questions. 

      As a reminder, our catch-up days are Thursday, March 25, and Friday, March 26.  Students will report to class for attendance, work on assignments, and get help from their teachers.  Students scheduled to attend in-person will come to Justice on their designated day.

      FCPS has provided some updated information regarding travel guidance and end-of-year ceremonies. For more information see section below. 

      As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me or any member of our admin team.

Senior Parents: Yard Signs, Shirts, and Dues

The senior yard signs are in and available for pick-up!  Virtual and in-person students may come by and pick-up their senior yard sign Monday through Friday, from 8am-3:30pm.  Please email Colleen Lally at clally@fcps.edu or call her at 703-824-3907 to let her know what day you’re coming by and we will have your sign ready in the main office.

 

The senior t-shirt is also available.  Senior shirts may be purchased on MySchoolBucks.com or may be purchased with cash at the school.  Shirts are $15.00. 

If purchased on MySchoolBucks.com, please email Colleen Lally to let her know what day you are coming by to pick up the shirt. 

 

Also on MySchoolBucks: senior dues.  Senior dues are currently $50.00.   Payment may be made on MySchoolBucks.com.  Senior dues pay for the cap, gown, diploma, and diploma cover. 

Parking Pass Applications Due 3/26

We still have free parking passes available for in-person juniors and seniors. Electronic versions have been posted on Google Classroom, and hard copies will be available outside C50, our Security Office. Students should turn their applications into Mr. Ivery, Safety and Security Specialist, in room C50 (next to the elevator) by Friday, March 26 at 4:00. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Ivery at lkivery@fcps.edu.

Kiss and Ride: Door 13

Please use Door 13 in the back of the building to drop off or pick up your student. We appreciate your continued assistance with ensuring that we maintain a safe traffic flow. Email any questions to Luther Ivery, Safety and Security Specialist, at lkivery@fcps.edu.

Broadway Desserts 2021 - Virtual Edition

      Many in the Justice High School community look forward to the Justice High School Chorus Department's annual Broadway Desserts performance - the kids sing Broadway tunes and you get delicious desserts at intermission.  Well, in this year like no other when we can't gather in person, we have put together a virtual Broadway Desserts for your viewing pleasure.  We hope you enjoy the show, here's the link. Please feel free to pass it on to friends and family and enjoy with a dessert as you see fit. Translation substiles are available using the link above. Please go to settings, click on subtitles, first hit auto-generated, then choose language.

     If you would like to support the Justice High School Chorus Department, we would be grateful and you can do so by going to this link.  When you click on "Donate Today" it says 2019-2020 Fundraising. Don't worry! It's the correct site! 

     Questions?  Email justicehschoralboosters@gmail.com.

Student Recognition

The Model UN club participated in the United Nations Association of Greater Boston SDG virtual conference on March 20th. The conference was made up of high school students in the U.S. and some abroad to talk about reaching the UN sustainable development goals.

Congratulations to Gabriella Selmonosky who won the award for Best Public Speaker in her committee! She was representing Vietnam in the Human Rights Council committee.

New Issues of The Verdict are online!

Justice High School's student published newspaper , The Verdict, has new issues online! See which  student athletes are taking it to the next level, updates on return to in-person learning, and shoutout to our own editor Henry Smith's Washington Post op-ed and interview with Anderson Cooper. You can find the the stories online here: https://justicehs.fcps.edu/The_Verdict Click to edit this placeholder text.

Grading Policy Changes

In response to family feedback and student check-in results, FCPS will be seeking to lessen the stress and anxiety posed for some students who have been challenged by the virtual learning environment during the past (and ongoing) pandemic year. FCPS will provide three additional grading changes to support middle and high school students. More information on the grading policy changes is available online.  

Updated CDC Guidance on Social Distancing in Schools

 Updated CDC guidance released on March 19 allows schools to adjust social distancing from six feet to three feet with universal masking in classroom settings. We are very encouraged by the new guidance. FCPS will be reviewing the new guidance with schools, the Fairfax County Health Department, and other stakeholders this coming week, and we will be proposing next steps once we have completed a thorough review. In the meantime, we will continue to follow the CDC’s recommended mitigation strategies to keep students and staff safe in schools.

New Multilingual Podcast Series Offers Message of Hope, Appreciation, and Readiness

We are so excited about FCPS’ new multilingual podcast series! Our Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement hosts the podcasts in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. Families can expect timely and important information related to school news. Listen to the most recent podcast featuring Superintendent Brabrand. His message of hope, appreciation, and readiness is truly inspiring.

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools.  Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due April 7, 2021.  The application and related details can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2021-student-representative-school-board.  Please publicize this opportunity to your students.

College and Career News Class of 2022 Justice HS Student & Parent College Planning Night

Justice High School Student Services Department is planning a College Planning Night for the Class of 2022.  Students and Parents are invited to hear about key timelines, procedures, and resources to help support their students in the college process. Registration information and details will be coming next week. To receive a direct email about the Class of 2022 College Planning Night, please complete this form: C/O 2022 College Planning Night Info Form.  For more information, contact Alicia Grande, College & Career Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu.

FCPS 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021

The event will be completely VIRTUAL with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops. Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are teaming up to host a Virtual Career Exploration Fair. High school students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career-ready workshops and information sessions. High School Students can take part in the following ways: ▪ Learn about work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. ▪ Attend industry panel discussions. ▪ Take part in mock interviews. ▪ Attend resume workshops. ▪ Learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

 

Event Registration will begin in March 2021 For more information visit www.fcps.edu and search “2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair”. You can email workbasedlearning@fcps.edu with any questions.

Class of 2021 Parents/Guardians- Is your child an Eagle Scout or a Girl Scout Gold ?

Has your child earned the Eagle Scout or the Girl Scout Gold  Award?  If so, please complete this survey.  Questions/ concerns regarding this, please contact Alicia Grande, College & Career Specialist- Agrande@fcps.edu

Cheerleaders selling a brand new red lanyard

Cheerleaders selling a brand new red lanyard.   Lanyards are $5.00 and you can go to Myschoolbucks - cheer lanyards and pay and we can mail it or you can pick it up.   Thank you for your support.    You can also contact Debbie in the Activities Office at 703-824-3961.

Pandemic-EBT

Benefits Expansion - The P-EBT program has been extended through the end of 2020-2021 academic school year. Retroactive benefits for October through January will be issued to eligible remote and hybrid students.

 

Eligibility Expansion - Households with students attending public schools under a hybrid modality are now eligible to receive P-EBT benefits. Previously, P-EBT benefits were only available to students who were learning remotely for five consecutive days. The P-EBT program will now issue benefits to students whose schools are open and operating under both approved modalities (hybrid and remote). School districts have communicated information directly to eligible households. If you are unsure if your child is eligible for P-EBT benefits, please review the guidelines at  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/P-EBT#, and choose the language of interest.

Registration Now Open for Three More 1b Essential Worker Groups

Beginning March 17, individuals who live or work the Fairfax Health District that fall into the following categories are now eligible to register to get a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Grocery Store Workers

For more information, please click here.

FCPS Adult ESOL Program

FCPS Adult ESOL Program Spring 2021 classes (April to June, 2021) are coming up.  The program will continue to offer all levels of its adult English classes and many of its specialty classes online.  Additionally, the program will start offering a limited number of in-person classes for spring.

Some important points about the classes being offered:

  • Both morning and evening online ESOL classes will be offered starting April 25 and ending the week of June 21. 
    • Morning classes are 3 days/week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 11:45am)
    • Evening classes are 2 evenings/week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 7:00-9:15pm)

Online testing for clients interested in online classes will start March 20.  Any new clients need to test before they can be registered.  Go to https://tinyurl.com/spring21onlinetest to sign up for an appointment.  The last date to sign up for online testing is April 8.

  • In-person classes will be offered at the Plum Center (6815 Edsall Road, Springfield, VA).  In-person classes will include beginning, intermediate and advanced English classes, Conversation High Intermediate+, and Microsoft Office Word Certification for English Learners (ELs). These classes will be held Monday/Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:15pm (the conversation class will Tuesday/Thursday nights, 7:00-9:15pm).  All FCPS safety protocols will be observed and students will be required to wear masks.  Students interested in in-person classes must sign up for in-person testing that will be offered on Saturday, March 20 and 27.  Go to https://tinyurl.com/spring21testplum to sign up for in-person testing appointments.
  • Prices for classes remain affordable. 
    • Morning ESOL classes are $199.00
    • Evening ESOL classes are $130.00
    • Specialty classes are priced at similar levels, but check the attached flyer for exact prices.
  • Textbook purchases are required for most classes.  We provide all the information needed to purchase any required books and they can shop around for the best prices. (Materials for some classes are provided; see the attached flyer for details.

Questions?  Contact program staff at esol@fcps.edu.

Spring Break Travel

Spring break is just around the corner. Here are some tips to be aware of as families and FCPS staff make plans:

2021 End-of-Year Ceremonies

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to and planning to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. While traditional venues will most likely not be available in June, we are actively exploring other venue options.

Governor Northam has updated guidance for in-person graduation ceremonies, indoor and outdoor social gatherings, and public health and space restrictions for certain outdoor sports and entertainment venues. We are currently working through these new guidelines to understand the health and safety requirements and laws for culminating events such as graduation: All Night Graduation parties, prom, and end- of-year celebrations for our elementary and secondary students.

We will promptly notify school staff, students, and parents as soon as we have the additional and plans. 

Fairfax County School Board Adopts Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to approve a calendar for the 2021-22 School Year that is designed to recognize, respect, and honor the plurality of religious and cultural observances in Fairfax County.

The calendar, which recognizes 15 religious and cultural observances in the school year, while also decoupling Good Friday from Spring Break, ensures students will not have to make choices between observing their religious or cultural observance, or taking a test this coming school year.

For more information, please click here.

Important Dates

March 25-26 - Third Quarter Catch-Up Days

March 26 - End of Quarter 3 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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Justice Newsletter - March 19

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Dear Justice Students and Families,

 

I am saddened and appalled to have to address yet another incident of violence, harassment, and hate – this time targeting Asian Americans. The increased violence and fatal shootings in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 16th were devastating. The emotions around these heinous acts have certainly left our Asian American community with great sadness, anxiety, and fear, and we are here to support them. 

 

As FCPS has shared, we will continue to address any misinformation and xenophobic language that leads to mistreatment of our students, families, and colleagues from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. 

 

Advancing racial equity and inclusion for students and families of all races and ethnicities is paramount to promoting a safe and welcoming environment that fosters respect for differences and an appreciation of diversity. We, at Justice, denounce all forms of discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic standing, or personal circumstance. We embrace diversity and strive toward a culture where every student feels included, seen, and heard.

 

If your child experiences any form of harassment, bullying, intimidation, or racism, please immediately contact an administrator or counselor who can help with next steps to keep your child safe and secure.

 

We will be holding an opportunity for students to share and reflect on Wednesday, 3/24, from 9:43-10:15 am (advisory). A link to an RSVP form will be posted in the grade level google classrooms. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Maria Eck

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Justice Newsletter - March 14

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

     We have successfully transitioned to concurrent learning last week, and all of our in-person students have had the opportunity to come to school for their classes.  This transition has been a tremendous lift for our staff, and we are so thankful for their dedication to making this shift a success. 

     Our catch-up days will be Thursday, March 25, and Friday, March 26.  Students will report to class for attendance, work on assignments, and get help from their teachers.  Students scheduled to attend in-person will come to Justice on their designated day.

     Last Friday, we conducted our first in-person fire drill . Our next fire drill for in-person students will be on Friday, March 19. In-person students will need to exit the building, while virtual students should remain logged into their BBCU class.

     FCPS has created an additional attendance code in SIS labeled “SYV” for students participating in classes virtually when expected to attend in-person. Moving forward, if a student is attending a class virtually but was designated to attend in-person on that day, we need to use the code “SYV” in SIS. This will generate an automatic phone call home to parents, letting them know that their student was not attending school for in-person learning. 

     Thank you to all of our students and families who have made the switch to concurrent learning over the last few weeks. As a community, we have supported one another through this pandemic.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me or any member of our admin team.

Third-Quarter Catch-Up Days

As we continue to find ways to support students in managing their workload, Dr. Brabrand asked schools to identify quarterly Catch-Up Days that would allow students time to complete assignments they might be missing or need to complete. The Catch-Up Days for the third quarter will be March 25 and 26.  Students will follow their schedule and log into Blackboard Collaborate or attend in-person classes. Teachers will take attendance and remind students about any work they need to complete; no new lessons or additional assignments will occur on these days. 

Class of 2021 Talent Competition

The Fairfax County Senior Talent Show is here! Seniors may submit a video of their best talent and be entered into the school level competition (this is a special event for our seniors!).

The senior class will vote on their favorite to represent Justice High School during Advisory on 3/19!  The winner of the Justice High School competition will go on to compete with all of the other high school winners in FCPS via Instagram.  The most-voted (liked on Instagram) talent submission across FCPS will win a senior class pizza party.

Videos must be 5 minutes or less and must contain school appropriate language and clothing. Group acts are permitted, but at least one member must be a senior and all students must attend Justice. Videos will be screened by admin prior to school-wide voting.

Submissions are due by March 17.  Seniors must use this Google Form to submit their video of their talent.  Questions?  Please reach out to our Class of 2021 sponsors Ms. Parkins atparkins@fcps.edu or Ms. McIntosh smcintosh@fcps.edu.

Personal Laptops

As students begin to return to the building, we've seen an increase in the number of personal laptops.  While students are allowed to use personal laptops, they don't connect to the school's network as well as the FCPS issued laptops.  If your student has a school laptop at home, please encourage them to bring that laptop to school. If they don't have a school laptop and would like to use one, one can be requested in the main office.  If you have any questions, please email Jason Kagarise. 

Parking Passes

We still have free parking passes available for in-person juniors and seniors. Electronic versions will be posted on Google Classroom, and hard copies will be available outside C50, our Security Office. Students should turn their applications into Mr. Ivery, Safety and Security Specialist, in room C50 (next to the elevator) by Friday, March 26. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Ivery at lkivery@fcps.edu.

Student Recognition

Congratulations to Henry Smith. He wrote an article on his first-day return to in-person experience that was published by The Washington Post. Here is a link to the article.

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools.  Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due April 7, 2021.  The application and related details can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2021-student-representative-school-board.  Please publicize this opportunity to your students.

College and Career News Class of 2022 Justice HS Student & Parent College Planning Night

Justice High School Student Services Department is planning a College Planning Night for the Class of 2022.  Students and Parents are invited to hear about key timelines, procedures, and resources to help support their students in the college process. Registration information and details will be coming next week. To receive a direct email about the Class of 2022 College Planning Night, please complete this form: C/O 2022 College Planning Night Info Form.  For more information, contact Alicia Grande, College & Career Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu.

FCPS 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021

The event will be completely VIRTUAL with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops. Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are teaming up to host a Virtual Career Exploration Fair. High school students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career-ready workshops and information sessions. High School Students can take part in the following ways: ▪ Learn about work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. ▪ Attend industry panel discussions. ▪ Take part in mock interviews. ▪ Attend resume workshops. ▪ Learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

 

Event Registration will begin in March 2021 For more information visit www.fcps.edu and search “2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair”. You can email workbasedlearning@fcps.edu with any questions.

Teen Job Fair

Every year the Springfield District hosts a job fair that also includes resume and career building information sessions. This year it will be held virtually on:

  • Saturday, March 20 from 11am-2pm.
  • Students and businesses may learn more and register here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs

“Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize Zoom, an online technology video and web conferencing tool that has not been approved for use in FCPS by the FCPS Department of Information Technology. Numerous outside organizations are utilizing Zoom to provide services and resources to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for Zoom before participating.”

Cheerleaders selling a brand new red lanyard

Cheerleaders selling a brand new red lanyard.   Lanyards are $5.00 and you can go to Myschoolbucks - cheer lanyards and pay and we can mail it or you can pick it up.   Thank you for your support.    You can also contact Debbie in the Activities Office at 703-824-3961.

Bus Stop Information

Students and parents will find their bus stop information in SIS StudentVUE and ParentVUE. From a computer, log-in and click on “Student Information.” The mobile app will not have this information. If you have requested a bus stop but do not see a bus stop yet, please check back again as the FCPS transportation department may take several days before a bus stop is created. For transportation questions, please contact Terry Restino @ tarestino@fcps.edu

Spring Break Travel

Spring break is just around the corner. Here are some tips to be aware of as families and FCPS staff make plans:

Draft Calendars for 2021-22 School Year

Draft calendars for the 2021-22 school year were developed with a focus on instruction and learning time for students. The Fairfax County School Board introduced the calendars as new business at its March 4 meeting and will vote on the calendar on March 18. 

View the draft calendars.

Attendance Updates

Starting this week, teachers will begin to use a new attendance code if a student scheduled for In-Person instruction is not present in-person but logged in from home. This new code will trigger an automatic attendance notification. If you are planning to keep your In-Person student home for a reason such as sickness or lack of transportation, please contact the school attendance line to let us know. IMPORTANT: Per new FCPS policy, any student scheduled for in-person instruction who has not yet attended school in-person by March 26th will be switched to virtual instruction for the remainder of the school year. 

Important Dates

March 25-26 - Third Quarter Catch-Up Days

March 26 - End of Quarter 3 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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Justice Newsletter - March 7

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

Happy Sunday!  We had a successful return to in-person school with our grades 9 and 12 this week. We are ready for our sophomores and juniors to join our school community this week.

 

I popped in several classes last week – both virtual and in-person.  I saw lots of meaningful learning and team building. Our content collaborative teams are diligently working together to plan lessons using high-leverage strategies to engage students regardless of setting. Staff and students continue to adjust to the new model of concurrent instruction.

 

Monday, March 8, is a teacher workday.  Students do not have to sign in for attendance. Friday, we will conduct our first fire drill of the school year. In-person students will need to exit the building, while virtual students should remain logged into their BBCU class.

 

We have a new attendance code- SYC- that teachers will use if an in-person student does NOT come to school BUT DOES log in virtually.  If you see this code for your in-person student's attendance, they did not come to school physically but participated virtually.

 

As we transition more students back to in-person next week, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of our admin team.

Third-Quarter Catch-Up Days

As we continue to find ways to support students in managing their workload, Dr. Brabrand asked schools to identify quarterly Catch-Up Days that would allow students time to complete assignments they might be missing or need to complete. The Catch-Up Days for the third quarter will be March 25 and 26.  Students will follow their schedule and log into Blackboard Collaborate or attend in-person classes. Teachers will take attendance and remind students about any work they need to complete; no new lessons or additional assignments will occur on these days. 

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Justice High School parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 8 and March 19. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

LAST Visual Arts Material Distribution – Monday, March 8th, 12 - 3 pm!

On Monday, March 8th, between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm, we will be distributing the last round of art materials for students in all of our Visual Arts classes at Justice HS. If your student is remaining virtual and has any of the teachers listed below, they will have supplies to pick up on March 8th.  If your student will be attending in person, they can pick up these supplies during their art class at school and would not need to drive up for this event.

  • Mr. Agel
  • Ms. Augustine
  • Mr. Fitzgerald
  • Ms. Martin
  • Ms. Nast
  • Ms. Wallestad

These materials will be distributed from outside of Door 3 (to the far left of the main entrance) at the curb (see image below). Please stay in your car. Students (or parent/guardian) should hold up a piece of paper with the student’s full name (first and last) and ID number.  A staff member will then retrieve the student’s schedule and bring the materials out to the curb for their art class.  We ask that anyone coming to the school wear a mask.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Amy Nast (amnast@fcps.edu).

Personal Laptops

As students begin to return to the building, we've seen an increase in the number of personal laptops.  While students are allowed to use personal laptops, they don't connect to the school's network as well as the FCPS issued laptops.  If your student has a school laptop at home, please encourage them to bring that laptop to school. If they don't have a school laptop and would like to use one, one can be requested in the main office.  If you have any questions, please email Jason Kagarise. 

Fairfax Region Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to Jordan Taylor. Jordan earned the Fairfax Region 2 Dr. Fabio Zuluaga Leadership Art Award. For for more information click here.                    

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on their State Meet performances!

WRESTLING -VA STATE CHAMPION – 220lb – Abdullah Mohammed

SWIM & DIVE –

  • VA STATE RUNNER UPs– 200m Free Relay - Liam Redman, Andrew Tran, Eliot Frankovich, Andrew Dokken (All American Consideration Time)
  • VA STATE 3rd Place 200 Free– Liam Redman
  • VA STATE 10th Place- 200m Free Relay - Liam Redman, Andrew Tran, Eliot Frankovich, Aoun Al-HIari

WINTER TRACK – VA STATE 5th Place – 3200m – Ryan Watson

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools.  Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due April 7, 2021.  The application and related details can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2021-student-representative-school-board.  Please publicize this opportunity to your students.

College and Career News Class of 2022 Justice HS Student & Parent College Planning Night

Justice High School Student Services Department is planning a College Planning Night for the Class of 2022.  Students and Parents are invited to hear about key timelines, procedures, and resources to help support their students in the college process. Registration information and details will be coming next week. To receive a direct email about the Class of 2022 College Planning Night, please complete this form: C/O 2022 College Planning Night Info Form.  For more information, contact Alicia Grande, College & Career Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu.

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter - Making a Wise Decision

Join us on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 7 pm.

Has your student been accepted to a university and received a financial award letter that details the amount of financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships, etc...) that the school is offering your student? How do you compare awards? What does everything mean? College Access Fairfax will provide answers to all these questions and any more you might have. The presentation will discuss the general concepts necessary to interpret and compare a variety of award letter forms. While this event is not intended as a personal award interpretation, there will be a Q&A position.

 

Register here: Copy and paste the following link: https://forms.gle/13L75FFrZdZhR9E69 

Teen Job Fair

Every year the Springfield District hosts a job fair that also includes resume and career building information sessions. This year it will be held virtually on:

  • Saturday, March 13 from 2-5pm
  • Saturday, March 20 from 11am-2pm.
  • Students and businesses may learn more and register here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs

“Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize Zoom, an online technology video and web conferencing tool that has not been approved for use in FCPS by the FCPS Department of Information Technology. Numerous outside organizations are utilizing Zoom to provide services and resources to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for Zoom before participating.”

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given at McLean High School on Monday, April 12 for seniors who attend Region 2 High Schools (Annandale HS, Falls Church HS, Justice HS, Marshall HS, McLean HS, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology). 

The ASVAB test will begin at 9:00am and will take approximately 3 hours. There is no fee to take this test. Students providing their own transportation should arrive at McLean High School by 8:30am. If you need transportation, there is a question on the Google Form for you to select "yes." Students will receive additional information a few days prior to the test date.

 

The ASVAB is only being offered to seniors who plan to enlist in the military after graduation and need to take this test for enlistment

  • When: Monday, April 12, 2021
  • Time: Must arrive at McLean HS no later than 8:30am – Test begins promptly at 9am. Late arrivals may not be allowed to test.
  • All interested students must register:  Registration LinkRegistration is due no later than March 19, 2021
  • Transportation: Transportation will be provided if you indicated that on the registration link.

 

The ASVAB is a requirement for military enlistment. (Please note that scores are good for 2 years.) For details visit www.asvabprogram.com 

Online, free ASVAB sample questions for the paper and pencil test are available here and there is also free ASVAB test prep through your high school’s library database (FCPS student password is “fairfax”) > Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale) > Vocational Test Prep > Military (ASVAB and AFOQT) > Master the ASVAB and Practice Tests for the ASVAB.

Draft Calendars for 2021-22 School Year

Draft calendars for the 2021-22 school year were developed with a focus on instruction and learning time for students. The Fairfax County School Board introduced the calendars as new business at its March 4 meeting and will vote on the calendar on March 18. 

View the draft calendars.

PTSA Meeting on March 10th

On Wednesday, March 10 at 7pm at the PTSA General Membership meeting,  learn more about the JHS building additions.  Our guest speaker is Godson J. Nwosu, Coordinator III for Capital Projects for FCPS and the project Architect.  The additions include the construction of a 3 Story Classroom addition, the expansion of the cafeteria and the placement of additional parking at Justice Park. 

This public meeting will be held virtually on Blackboard Collaborative at the following link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d4d534b5167e49268a4df28b4ad4814e

Spanish interpretation will be provided via telephone.  For interpretation services, please complete the google form in the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfL0RducVLQ_Ee67l2-k2DX7NamHjQ9ir6IcAw4ueKpM6H9pw/viewform?gxids=7628

Important Dates

March 8 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday)

March 9 - Grades 10 and 11  in-person students Return to Justice

March 25-26 - Third Quarter Catch-Up Days

March 26 - End of Quarter 3 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - February 28

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

Our teachers and staff returned to the building last week and the energy and the buzz of Justice has returned.  We are excited about the transition to the return to school and look forward to our in-person students returning beginning next week. 

As we make the shift with our students to concurrent learning, last week we shared updates for in-person and virtual students in an e-notify to parents and an email to students. Here are the highlights:

 

Bell Schedule and Building Hours

  • Our New Bell Schedule is effective Monday, March 1st.
  • The building is open from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm Tuesday through Friday.  Our school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and it is recommended that students arrive at school by no later than 8:15 a.m.
  • To ensure social distancing, students will be asked to report directly to their classes or the cafeteria for breakfast.
  • Just a reminder that breakfast is served up to 8:15 am. 

Arrival and Transportation

Bus information can be found in ParentVue under Student Info.

As we continue to follow safety and mitigation strategies, we have some minor adjustments for our student arrival. 

  • Walkers and students who drive to school will enter through door 16.  This is the main gym entrance that may be seen from the front parking lot. 
  • Bus Riders will enter through the main entrance, door 1, at the front of the school.
  • Kiss-and-Ride students will enter at the same location as last year, around the back of the school at door 13

As a reminder, all students must have the Health Screening Commitment form completed prior to returning to school.  Any student who does not have this completed (either through SIS or by turning in a paper copy) will be asked the daily health questions prior to entering the building. 

We mailed parking passes to all juniors and seniors who applied. We still have spaces available. We will continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis

Schedules

Last week, teachers informed students of classroom assignments. In addition, students should check their StudentVUE account to see room numbers and class assignments on Red and Blue Days.

 

We are looking forward to transition to this next phase of engaging with our students through concurrent learning. As questions arise, please don't hesitate to ask your child's teachers, counselors or administrators. We are all in this together and here to support one another. 

Cafeteria Seating and Check-Ins:

Throughout the school we are practicing our social distancing to keep our students safe.  This continues in the cafeteria for both breakfast and lunch.  Students will see a large sticker on the seats they may use.  They will also see a sign on the table at each seat which has a number and a QR code.  When students sit down they will scan the QR code using their smartphone to check in.  They may also use their laptop and the tiny URL listed on the sheet.  The QR code (or tiny URL) will bring them to a Google Form where they will let us know what number seat they are using.  Students will do this every time they are in the cafeteria.

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Justice High School parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 8 and March 19. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

Fairfax County Peace Award Recipient

The Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County were begun in 2006 to encourage people to think more about peace as both a means and an end and to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Every year, the high schools in Fairfax County are asked to select one junior or senior, or a group of students, whose work has promoted peace. The project is organized by volunteers and funded by donations from 17 secular and religious sponsoring organizations.

Equity Team, Justice High School is the first Equity Team in FCPS to include both students and teachers and is now a model for the district. The Justice team sponsored an art show featuring work representing micro-aggressions the artists had experienced, and are devoted to educating the community on antiracism, inviting speakers to honor the school’s recent name-change, supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and sharing ideas of how to advance equity and antiracism. for more information, please click here.

Congratulations to the staff and students of the Justice Equity Team for all of your work you do for Justice HS!

Justice Forensics and Debate Team Placed 2nd in VHSL Super Regional Tournament

The Justice Forensics & Debate Team placed 2nd overall in the VHSL Super Regional Tournament and has nine students advancing in the VHSL States Forensics Tournament in late March.

  • First Place Winners: Xander Tilock and Sara Kaufman in Serious Duo, Eli Bardash in Extemp, and David Peterson in Humorous Solo
  • Second Place Winners: Valeria Peterson in Storytelling
  • Third Place Winners: Liam Fitzgerald and James Doan in Humorous Duo, Vianca Escobar in Serious Solo, Alessandra Simmons Robles in Poetry
  • Fourth Place State Alternates: Richard Do in Prose, Diego Salazar Jara in Serious Solo, and Conner Aylward in Humorous Solo.
  • Fifth Place Alternate: Noreen Hossain, Poetry

Congratulations to the Team and Coach Fontaine!

College and Career News Paying for College

Join College Access Fairfax and the FCPS School Counseling Office for a free virtual presentation offering a 30,000-foot view of the financial aid process and procedures for funding post-secondary education and what families can do to be prepared.

Topics will include:

  • cost of attendance
  • types of financial aid
  • commonly used terminology
  • how to apply
  • when to apply

This program is geared for students and families of current 9th,10th, and 11th-grade high school students. Register here:

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter - Making a Wise Decision

Join us on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 7 pm.

Has your student been accepted to a university and received a financial award letter that details the amount of financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships, etc...) that the school is offering your student? How do you compare awards? What does everything mean? College Access Fairfax will provide answers to all these questions and any more you might have. The presentation will discuss the general concepts necessary to interpret and compare a variety of award letter forms. While this event is not intended as a personal award interpretation, there will be a Q&A position.

 

Register here: Copy and paste the following link: https://forms.gle/13L75FFrZdZhR9E69 

Teen Job Fair

Every year the Springfield District hosts a job fair that also includes resume and career building information sessions. This year it will be held virtually on:

  • Saturday, March 13 from 2-5pm
  • Saturday, March 20 from 11am-2pm.
  • Students and businesses may learn more and register here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs

“Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize Zoom, an online technology video and web conferencing tool that has not been approved for use in FCPS by the FCPS Department of Information Technology. Numerous outside organizations are utilizing Zoom to provide services and resources to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for Zoom before participating.”

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given at McLean High School on Monday, April 12 for seniors who attend Region 2 High Schools (Annandale HS, Falls Church HS, Justice HS, Marshall HS, McLean HS, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology). 

The ASVAB test will begin at 9:00am and will take approximately 3 hours. There is no fee to take this test. Students providing their own transportation should arrive at McLean High School by 8:30am. If you need transportation, there is a question on the Google Form for you to select "yes." Students will receive additional information a few days prior to the test date.

 

The ASVAB is only being offered to seniors who plan to enlist in the military after graduation and need to take this test for enlistment

  • When: Monday, April 12, 2021
  • Time: Must arrive at McLean HS no later than 8:30am – Test begins promptly at 9am. Late arrivals may not be allowed to test.
  • All interested students must register:  Registration LinkRegistration is due no later than March 19, 2021
  • Transportation: Transportation will be provided if you indicated that on the registration link.

 

The ASVAB is a requirement for military enlistment. (Please note that scores are good for 2 years.) For details visit www.asvabprogram.com 

Online, free ASVAB sample questions for the paper and pencil test are available here and there is also free ASVAB test prep through your high school’s library database (FCPS student password is “fairfax”) > Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale) > Vocational Test Prep > Military (ASVAB and AFOQT) > Master the ASVAB and Practice Tests for the ASVAB.

A message from From Bryan Villalobos, Our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

I want to bring your attention to a dangerous trend that has increased over the Pandemic. Using the social media app Snapchat, teens and adolescents may be at risk of being exposed to individuals using the social media app to sell drugs and other illegal substances. One of the most prominent drugs being sold via the platform is THC vape cartridges, also known as dab carts. Other illicit substances like cocaine, MDMA, and Over the Counter pills like Xanax have also been advertised and sold through Snapchat; some of these drugs have been laced with Fentanyl and have led to fatal overdoses among adolescents. These sellers tend to target Snapchat users due to the app not allowing third-party apps to monitor the content being seen.

 

Additionally, Snapchat messages and pictures disappear after a specific period of time, further decreasing accountability. It is important that we remain mindful and attentive to the content our students are receiving and responding to. For more information regarding this trend, feel free to click on the following articles: https://tinyurl.com/tx7j6cd6 and https://tinyurl.com/v2n5k4jd

 

Remember, substance abuse doesn’t stop for COVID-19. If you need support with your child, please feel free to reach out to me at bvillalobos@fcps.edu and we can discuss options that may be of help to you and your family. Additionally, the Community Services Board (CSB) is still providing general mental health and substance abuse services. Their information can be found by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/3kn7e2m2

 

Mr. Villalobos Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Justice Pyramid bvillalobos@fcps.edu For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness: (571) 423-4270.

Important Dates

March 2 - Grades  9 and 12 in-person students Return to Justice

March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 8 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday)

March 9 - Grades 10 and 11  in-person students Return to Justice

March 26 - End of Quarter 3 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | Main Office: 703.824.3900
Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

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