August 5, 2022
Welcome Back Letter from Principal Narcisse
Greetings Justice High School Family:
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! As the principal of Justice High School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at Justice. Thank you for choosing our school community as your partners to educate your child. We are excited to continue our mission to “Empower our school, embrace our community, and educate to build positive futures as global citizens together”.
This year’s theme will be “Embracing a Growth Mindset Through Reflective Practice”. As a school community, we will continue to challenge each student to grow in their abilities, while providing them with exciting opportunities to be prepared for the demands of postsecondary education, meaningful careers, and effective citizenship.
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I recognize it is a privilege to serve your child/children. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job as a principal is meeting and interacting with families. Excellent communication and parental support help us provide the tools needed for each student’s academic growth and achievement. Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Justice High School by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this a great year!
Tiffany I. Narcisse, Principal
Below you will find important upcoming dates and a variety of information for the upcoming school year.
- August 5th – 7th - Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday
Virginia’s three-day sales tax holiday is Friday, August 5- Sunday, August 7. During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax. For more information on eligible items, visit Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday webpage.
- August 12th - First Day Back for Teachers
- August 15th– Virtual Student/Parent Information Session| 6:00 PM
Principal Narcisse will host a virtual Student/Parent Information Session starting at 6:00 PM on Monday, August 15th. The purpose of the event is to answer any questions you have about the upcoming school year. A link for the event will be sent out via eNotify on Friday, August 12th.
- August 18th - Student Schedules Available in SIS
Beginning Thursday, August 18th at 6:00 AM, all students and parents will have access to class schedules in SIS StudentVUE and ParentVUE. SIS (Student Information System) is the application to see attendance, class performance, and demographic data.
- August 18th– Wolf Pack Welcome | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
All Justice HS students and their families are invited to our Wolf Pack Welcome on August 18 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. The Wolf Pack Welcome provides families an opportunity to mingle with staff, learn about activities/sports, obtain schedule information, and much more! There is no formal program during this time, but rather an informal chance to get reacquainted with the campus and available resources.
- August 19th- Freshmen/New Student Orientation | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Justice High School is excited to welcome rising freshmen as well as new students to our school orientation on August 19th beginning at 8:30 AM. Students will meet administrators, counselors, teachers, and other essential school personnel, and have an opportunity to explore the school building and learn more about student life at Justice.
If you have any questions about 9th Grade Orientation, please Student Services at 703-824-3924.
- August 22nd- First Day of School for Students
- September 2nd and 5th - Labor Day Holiday
- September 22nd– Back to School Night | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
This will be an in-person event. More information will be provided at the beginning of September.
- September 26th - Teacher Workday (No School for Students)
- October 5th - Yom Kippur Holiday
- October 10th - Staff Development Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day (No School for Students)
- October 17th – 21st - Homecoming Week
- October 22nd - Homecoming Dance
- October 24th - Diwali Holiday
- June 7th – Class of 2023 Graduation
Staffing Update: As you will have seen from the superintendent's community message earlier this week, FCPS is committed to ensuring that we will have a licensed educator in every classroom for the first day of school.
Student Rights & Responsibilities Update - Cell Phone Use: An important update made to the Student Rights & Responsibilities document (SR&R) for the coming school year is the regulation to prohibit cell phone use in classrooms. Students will not be permitted to use their cell phones during class unless permitted by the teacher for instructional purposes. We acknowledge this new policy will be a shift for many students and families this year, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning. Schools are partnering with parents to have students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class. Please talk to your child(ren) before the start of the school year about these expectations. Families may also review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users.
Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available. Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.
Class of 2023 Graduation: This year's graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 9:30 AM at Eagle Bank Arena, at George Mason University.
Class of 2023 Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder: The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please review the immunization requirements here. Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year. For more information on this requirement, visit this FCPS website.
Free Vaccine Clinics: The Fairfax County Health Department will host on-site school vaccine clinics that offer three (3) required immunizations: Meningococcal (MenACWY), Tdap, and HPV. Note: The Meningococcal vaccine is required for grade 12 students. The clinics are walk-in, no appointment necessary. See below for more information:
Stone MS: Friday, August 5 - 2:00-7:00pm
Jackson MS: Tuesday, August 9 - 2:00-7:00pm
Whitman MS: Thursday, August 11 - 2:00-7:00pm
South County MS: Wednesday, August 17 - 2:00-7:00pm
Herndon MS: Friday, August 19 - 2:00-7:00pm
News You Choose - The following weekly letters are sent to all members who have signed up for News You Choose. If you are not receiving these messages, please go to this link to sign-up. Below you will find which day messages are sent out to the community.
- Monday – Activities Office Newsletter
- Wednesday - PTSA newsletter
- Friday – Principal’s Newsletter (Justice Junction)
[email protected] - This emergency care information system is available to FCPS parents/guardians who have a SIS ParentVUE account. Parents can enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience online. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school.
Naviance - Naviance Student is a comprehensive website designed for parents of middle and high school students who are making decisions about academic plans, colleges, and careers. Student Services uses this platform to send out up to date information for your student.
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