December 4, 2022
Hello Justice HS Students, Families, and Community Members,
What a great time of the year! I enjoy seeing the joy in the faces of our students during the holiday season. Justice is having a door decorating competition taking place during Advisory on December 9th. The theme is “International Learners” to celebrate the uniqueness of our school’s diversity.
Our upcoming concerts and productions offer the opportunity to slow down and enjoy a little holiday cheer:
- Tuesday, December 6th @ 7:00 PM – Winter Tri-M/Guitar Concert
- Wednesday, December 7th @ 7:00 PM – Winter Band Concert
- Thursday, December 8th @ 7:00 PM – Winter Orchestra Concert
- Friday, December 9th @ 5:30 PM – Wolf Den Cabaret (Theatre Production)
Students and staff have been working really hard to showcase these special talents. Please come and show your support…everyone is welcome!
Read below for additional amazing opportunities and important news for students and parents. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Tiffany I. Narcisse, Principal
Empower our school, embrace our community, and educate to build positive futures as global citizens together.
Below you will find important upcoming dates and a variety of information for the upcoming school year.
December 5th – 9th - Inclusive Schools Week
December 8th - Bodhi Day
- December 15th - 9th/10th Grade Parent Night | 6:30 PM | Justice HS Little Theatre
- December 19th - January 2nd – Winter Holiday Break (No School for staff/students)
January 16th – MLK Holiday (No School for staff/students)
January 25th – End of Quarter (Early Release for Students)
January 26th – Staff Development Day (No School for students)
January 27th – Teacher Workday (No School for students)
February 20th – President’s Day Holiday (No School for staff/students)
March 2nd – End of Quarter (Early Release for Students)
March 3rd – School Planning Day (No school for students)
- June 7th – Class of 2023 Graduation
9th/10th Grade Parent Night - Thursday, December 15th
Student Services will be repeating the presentation on Thursday, December 15th at 6:30 PM for all 9th and 10th grade families! The topics that will be discussed are:
- Diploma Types
- Naviance Student/Parent, Community Services Hours (graduation requirement)
- Academic Advising staring Feb – what does that look like.
After the presentation, there will also be a chance to meet your School Counselor and the College & Career Specialist. We will have Spanish translation available. We look forwarding to seeing you!
NABSE Demonstration School Presentation
On Friday, December 2nd we were awarded the honor of presenting to educators from across the country at the 50th National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) Conference. We appreciate everyone's support of our campus initiatives as we continue to improve outcomes at Justice High School.
Congratulations to three of our top campus student leaders and athletes on their signing day!
- Jared Weber – American University (Soccer)
- Helen Frankovich – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Volleyball)
- Israel Rivers – Washington & Lee University (Football)
Preparing for Winter Weather
Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.
FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).
FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated.
Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.
JUSTICE HS PTSA NEWS
The Wolf Shack: School Store and Resource Pantry is opening! We are very excited to be able to establish this avenue to serve our school community. We plan to provide essential resources that students can easily collect, starting with food and toiletries and moving to clothing and academic, artistic, and athletic supplies. We will use the funds earned from the sale of the spirit-wear, snacks, and drinks to restock the pantry. The success of this endeavor is dependent upon the financial support and volunteerism of the students, staff, and community.
Please donate food, essentials, money, Amazon or Giant gift cards, and sign-up to volunteer. The "store-side" opened on November 16th; to continue being open regularly we will need additional and consistent volunteers. With your continued donations we can maintain needed provisions. THANK YOU!
PTSA: Parent, Teacher & Students Association
PTA is a national nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to make every student’s potential a reality. At the high school level, students can also join to participate and hold leadership positions.
Get Involved! Become a member of the PTSA ($10 for the school year). You will have a vote in planning our community programs. The more members the PTA has at the school, state, and national levels, the stronger our voice.
CLICK-ON or SCAN the QR code to access our store and buy memberships, swag, and donate to our programs!
GO TO: www.justicehsptsa.org - join us & see events (meetings & programs are open to all)!
* Click here to sign up to receive JHS PTSA emails via News You Choose (select Justice HS PTSA under Justice High School).
[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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