Justice Newsletter - January 10

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

As you may already know, at the January 5th School Board meeting, it was decided to pause the plan to bring students and staff back into the building. What this means is that we will not be returning to in-person school on January 26 (9th and 12th grade) or February 9 (for 10th and 11th grade) as previously scheduled. This decision impacts the following dates:

  • We will NOT be starting a new bell schedule on January 12. This is because we will not be transporting students to school during the pause in our plan.
  • January 13th and 14th Town Halls have been postponed. New dates will be communicated as soon as the information becomes available. In the meantime, a detailed in-person safety plan will be sent to parents eNotify email early next week.
  • January 19th and 21st are now regular synchronous days. These days were previously scheduled as asynchronous days to provide teachers with preparation time. When we move closer to students and staff returning for in person instruction in school buildings, we will need to provide preparation days for teachers. We will communicate those dates once we confirm return to school dates in the future.
  • As previously shared, Monday, January 11 will remain an independent (asynchronous) learning day for students and a teacher preparation day.
  • The next update on the Return to School plan to the School Board is scheduled for February 2nd.  
  • Freshman & New Student Orientations - Due to the pause of in-person instruction we need to postpone our freshmen and new student orientation.  We will share new dates and information about the orientation as soon as we’re able. 

***Please see important dates below for a revised timeline.

 

In the meantime, the extra time has allowed us to continue to focus on safety measures as well as continuing professional development for concurrent instruction.

We have some really great news to share. We have two new team members to the Justice Family, Bryant "Niko" Centeno-Monroy and Meron Estafanos. Mr. Centeno-Monroy is joining us as Justice's first career coach for students looking at industry certification paths. Ms. Estafanos is our ESOL counselor and will be with us through the end of the school year while Ms. Collazos is on leave. More information about them is below.

Finally, as we slowly begin to process what happened in our nation’s capital last week, many students have wanted to talk, express their feelings, and make sense. I shared some guidance, as well as resources, to support our teachers in how they might address students’ questions or concerns. Our teachers have always done an amazing job. As educators, our charge is to ensure that we provide a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment that encourages inquiry and critical thinking.

Thank you for your continued support of our students, staff and community.

New Faces At Justice

We are excited to announce a new colleague and partnership position with NOVA and Justice High School; the Career Coach -- Bryant "Niko" Centeno-Monroy.  The Career Coach position will be a full-time employee of NOVA and will be the primary liaison between NOVA and Justice High School for student services. Mr. Centeno-Monroy will work with individual students by assisting them in developing individualized career plans leading to associate degrees or industry certifications, collaborating with faculty and staff at both NOVA and Justice High School, and establishing program interventions aimed at student goal attainment. 

Mr. Centeno-Monroy is a career educator who has spent the last 7 years working in various leadership capacities serving students and families from the Las Vegas Valley. During this time, he has taught English Language Arts, Financial Literacy, Life Skills, and College Access support. While in Las Vegas, Mr. Centeno-Monroy earned his Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Las Vegas Nevada and prior to doing so earned his Bachelors in History and Social Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University. When Mr. Centeno-Monroy parents first immigrated to the United States, they settled in Culmore and attended Justice, where they met and had him not long afterwards. He is excited to get back to his parents first home community and is ready to serve and empower both students and families. In his spare time, Mr. Centeno-Monroy loves spending time with his family and his dog, Shadow, creating music on the side, and training for future marathons and races. Please welcome Mr. Centeno-Monroy to the Justice Family!

We are also extremely happy to announce Meron Estefanos joined Student Services as the long-term sub for Vanessa Collazos. Ms. Estefanos will be handling the ESOL Level 1 students and working collaboratively with the ESOL Department.

Ms. Estafanos is from Eritrea, a small country in East Africa. She is fluent in English and Tigrinya and conversational in Spanish. She is a recent graduate of George Mason University earning a M.A. in School Counseling and interned for both FCPS and APS. Previously, she has received her M.A. in Sociology with a concentration in gender based violence from The George Washington University. At Howard University, Ms. Estafanos was a double major earning a B.A. in History and Sociology. She enjoys reading, traveling, and 90’s hip-hop. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Estafanos to the Justice Family!

Parking Passes

Parking passes for in-person students are free this year. We currently have 140 student parking spaces available: 70 on T/W and 70 on Th/F. In-person seniors will have the first opportunity to apply for a parking space, and juniors will be permitted to apply for any remaining spots. Here is the timeline for the process:

  • January 12: Parking pass applications emailed to in-person seniors and their families
  • January 22: Deadline for senior parking pass applications
  • January 26: Selection of up to 140 seniors by lottery; notification via email & parking pass mailed
  • January 28: Parking pass applications emailed to in-person juniors and their families for any remaining spaces
  • February 5: Deadline for junior parking pass applications
  • February 9: Selection of juniors by lottery; notification via email & parking pass mailed.

Please email Michelle Campiglia, Assistant Principal, at mrcampiglia@fcps.edu with any questions.

Senior Portraits - Justice High School 20-21

 

We are offering one final day to be photographed for your senior portraits. This day will be Tuesday, January 12th from 3:00-9:00pm.

 

This year we will not be assigning an appointment time to each senior. Due to safety concerns and the need to limit the number of students photographed each day, seniors will be required to go online to prestigeportraits.com to select and confirm their appointment times. You can also call the Lifetouch Customer Service team at 800-445-1189 to confirm an appointment.

 

*Please note: Lifetouch will not be accepting any walk-ups this year so everyone must confirm online.

Unfortunately, the no-charge yearbook sitting is not listed as an option in the online system. However, students wanting the no-charge yearbook sitting can select the Basic sitting level online and will not need to pay the sitting fee.  The system will hold their appointment and they can simply advise the team when they arrive for their session that they want the no-charge sitting.

Dress code: Your safety is our highest priority. To follow safety protocol, we will not be providing shared garments for portraits. Instead, we ask that you follow the dress code. Senior portraits are a more formal picture. Solid colored dress shirts/tops work well for the camera; jackets and ties are optional. Please avoid any shirts with text or graphics on them. Note that if your image does NOT meet these specifications, you will have to get another photograph that meets the requirements by the deadline January 28th or you will not be pictured in the yearbook.

 

If students are unable to be photographed on this date, they can send in their photo. Here’s how…

On a browser: On a browser: visit www.HJeShare.com and enter school code #4118.

Enter your information, browse and select images from your computer, enter a description, and click button that says “click here to upload a student portrait - due by 1/28/21”

On your phone: download the HJeSHARE app from your app store. Enter the school code #4118. Fill in your information to create an account. Upload your portrait directly from your phone!

Dress Code:

BACKGROUND: Photos must be shot on a solid background. (we recommend blue)

POSE: Head and shoulder shots ONLY. Hands should not be visible. No hats. No sport team logos. No props (i.e. sport equipment, toys, wigs, benches, chairs, etc.).

DRESS: Senior portraits are a more formal picture. Solid colored dress shirts/tops work well for the camera; jackets and ties are optional. YOU DEFINITELY DO NOT NEED TO RENT SPECIAL CLOTHING.

Very little of the top shows so what's important is the neckline (nothing too low cut or busy - a simple solid colored top will look great and sleeve length doesn’t matter).

  The last day to submit photos for the yearbook is Thursday, January 28th. Photos submitted afterwards will not be included. 2021-2022 Academic Advising

Our 2021-2022 Course Catalog is currently available online for 9th grade and 10-12th grade.

In mid-January, we will be posting a new Curriculum Fair Google Site (must be logged in with fcpsschools.net) that will have information via different media formats (videos, pictures, graphics, etc) on the courses at Justice. We will send a notification when the site is live.

We will also be offering a Curriculum 3-Night Extravaganza for both rising 9th graders and current Justice students. Each night will feature four departments with breakout rooms representing specific courses. There will be a quick overview presentation with time for a Q&A.

The tentative schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Here is the link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d4782c4bc5ff44c584bc249ef3d5e89a

This year, starting Feb 2, school counselors will be meeting with their students virtually during English 11, H/PE 10, and H/PE 9 classes to review information about course offerings. We would ask that prior to these meetings, students enter their course requests online within SIS StudentVUE. Course Codes will be made available via Justice’s FCPS public website as well as Class Level Google Classrooms (Class of 2022 = 11th, Class of 2023 = 10th, and Class of 2024 = 9th) and are for reference only. Parents will be able to view the courses students have selected using their ParentVue account. CLICK HERE if you need help accessing your ParentVue account.

School-life balance is an important consideration as students strive for academic and personal success. Course selection is a collaborative process; students will need to seek the advice of their parents, teachers and school counselor to plan appropriately for the upcoming year in order to ensure success.

News from the Activities Office UPDATED ATHELTIC EVENT SPECTATOR  INFORMATION

FCPS has altered their policy on fan attendance at athletic events. 

As of January 8th 

Fan attendance will continue, but FOR VARSITY ONLY events at HOME. Attendance will be limited to 25 spectators and be free of charge

Unfortunately, we will NOT be able to have spectators for our sub varsity events beginning next week. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution. Our goal is to ensure that our student athletes have the best opportunity to compete in as many events as possible. 

AS PREVIOUSLY COMMUNICATED

  • Per the Fairfax County Park Authority, there will be no spectators allowed at their pool facilities. 
  • Due to facility occupancy restrictions, for the track meet on January 9th, spectators will be limited to SENIOR parents/families only. This will also be our track senior night. 
  • Attendance will be allowed at HOME events only
  • Wrestling and Basketball coaches will be responsible for maintaining and updating a spreadsheet with the names of the 25 spectators per team. Names must be on this list to enter.
  • Currently, we estimate that we will be allowing 1-2 spectators per athlete, depending on roster size. 
  • For Basketball and Wrestling events, fans are asked to arrive at entrance to the gymnasium, no earlier then 10 minutes prior to scheduled game time. We can not allow entrance to the school until any previous game fans have exited. If the weather isn't cooperative, you may want to wait in your cars. 
  • As you enter the main gym entrance, you will be required to take part in a Covid-19 screening, to include a temperature check.
  • Spectators will be directed to a specified section of the facility. There will be no concessions and outside food and drink is prohibited. (With the exception of water) 
  • All spectators must wear masks at all times! Spectators will also be expected to practice safe social distancing while on the schools campus.
  • At the conclusion of the game, spectators will need to exit the facility as directed immediately. This is to ensure that we can have a smooth transition between games and allow staff to follow FCPS and VHSL protocols. 

Although we understand that this doesn't get us back to normal and allow for everyone who wants to attend an event to do so, we hope that it is a step in that direction. 

We remind everyone that SPORTMANSHIP is an expectation of those attending an event at Justice High School. As members of National District, Occoquan Region and the Virginia High School League we have high standards of sportsmanship that we expect from those in attendance towards the players, fans and officials. We appreciate you positive support!

 

SENIOR NIGHTS

GIRLS BASKETBALL - Tuesday, January 12th - 7pm

ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?? Please contact Brian Garvey at bdgarvey@fcps.edu

AS A REMINDER - ALL BASKETBALL GAMES & WRESTLING EVENTS are being livestreamed on our YouTube Channel. Link below!   Activities YouTube Channel

The activities office has started a new YouTube Channel. Check out our weekly Updates! 

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Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates –  Jan 13th.  

Yearbook Resource Sheet

In order to get stories this year, we are heavily relying on parent, student, and teacher submissions. Going into the virtual year, we want to make sure we cover everyone possible, so please help us out! Submissions can be anywhere from quarantine puppies, learning how to cook a new dish, student activists, or current events. Here’s how YOU can be featured….

  1. Nominate your student by submitting this google form, or access it by visiting https://forms.gle/vHzigQibv4jpyXtU8
  2. Email your stories and pictures to justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

Envía tus historias e imágenes por correo-e a justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

  1. Upload the pictures yourself!

¡Sube las fotos tú mismo!

En un navegador visita www.HJeShare.com  e ingresa el código de la escuela #4118

  • Enter your information, browse and select images from your computer, enter a description, and upload!

Ingresa tu información, busca y selecciona imágenes de tu computadora, ingresa una descripción y ¡ cárgalas!

  • On your phone: download the HJeSHARE app from your app store. Enter the school code #4118. Fill in your information to create an account. Upload photos directly from your phone! 

En tu teléfono descarga la aplicación  HJeSHARE de tu tienda de aplicaciones. Ingresa el código de la escuela #4118. Completa tu información para crear una cuenta. ¡Sube fotos directamente desde tu teléfono!

Please encourage your student(s) to keep an eye out for our monthly Den Day google forms which cover a variety of timely, relevant topics. Help us to tell YOUR story!

And don’t forget to purchase a yearbook! Just go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Help Wanted - Classroom Monitors

Justice High School is hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Please contact Katie Vandawalker for additional questions/information.

Justice Coat Drive

 

As we approach winter we are hoping you can help our students in need by providing any new or gently used jackets and coats.  Please drop them in the main office during school hours (8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday) beginning January 4th. Thank you!

Important Dates

January 11 - Student Independent Day - No office hours

January 18 - Martin Luther King's Jr. Birthday - Student Holiday

January 19 - Regular school day (this is a change)

January 20 - Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 21 - Regular school day (this is a change)

January 22 - End of Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release Day

January 25 - Teacher Workday

February 15 - Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - January 3

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

Welcome back! I hope that you had a restful break. We are gearing up for more of our students’ return in late January! The most recent return to school timeline shared by Dr. Brabrand indicates 9th and 12th grade students who have elected to return in person will return to the building on Tuesday, January 26. Our 10th and 11th graders will return February 2. Remember this is subject to change based on health and safety metrics. To prepare for the return of students, staff are scheduled to return to the building no later than Tuesday, January 19. 

 

Over the next few weeks, I will keep you informed by sharing important information to help students and parents as we transition from fully virtual to concurrent instruction. Please keep a look out for information about health and safety, classrooms and hallways, logistics, transportation, and schedules, and more. We will send it via newsletter and eNotify.  

 

January 4 and January 11 - Teacher Prep Days:  The next two Mondays are designated “Teacher Prep Days” designed to support teachers’ preparation for the in-person return of students to school. Staff will come together on these days for professional development and meet with their teams/departments to prepare for this transition. Teachers will not be hosting office hours on these dates. Students must complete 4th period/advisory classroom google forms.

 

January 12 - Revised Bell Schedule Begins: The revised bell schedule for high schools is 8:20am - 2:50pm. The fifteen (15) minute reduction in the school day is due to the increased cleaning time required between bus runs. Additionally, as more students return to school, the number of students allowed on each bus will be reduced substantially to meet social distancing requirements. With fewer students able to ride a bus at the same time, FCPS had to adjust the times that buses are transporting students.

 

Mark your calendars! To support our 9th grade families and students new to Justice, many of whom have never seen our school, we will host an in-person 9th Grade & New Student Building Orientation by appointment on January 18, 21 and 22 only for students who have elected in-person instruction

 

Additionally, we are *tentatively* hosting Return to School Town Halls to provide information about logistics, health and safety, and other helpful information. If the return date gets pushed back, these evening events will be postponed.

 

  • Students Returning In-Person: Wednesday, January 13, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Students Remaining Virtual: Thursday, January 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

To register and submit questions, please click here by Tuesday, January 12 at noon. A link will be emailed to you by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the presentation. If you have any questions, email Michelle Campiglia, Assistant Principal, at mrcampiglia@fcps.edu.

 

As always, please reach out for questions or concerns.

2021-2022 Academic Advising

Our 2021-2022 Course Catalog is currently available online for 9th grade and 10-12th grade.

In mid-January, we will be posting a new Curriculum Fair Google Site (must be logged in with fcpsschools.net) that will have information via different media formats (videos, pictures, graphics, etc) on the courses at Justice. We will send a notification when the site is live.

We will also be offering a Curriculum 3-Night Extravaganza for both rising 9th graders and current Justice students. Each night will feature four departments with breakout rooms representing specific courses. There will be a quick overview presentation with time for a Q&A.

The tentative schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Here is the link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d4782c4bc5ff44c584bc249ef3d5e89a

This year, starting Feb 2, school counselors will be meeting with their students virtually during English 11, H/PE 10, and H/PE 9 classes to review information about course offerings. We would ask that prior to these meetings, students enter their course requests online within SIS StudentVUE. Course Codes will be made available via Justice’s FCPS public website as well as Class Level Google Classrooms (Class of 2022 = 11th, Class of 2023 = 10th, and Class of 2024 = 9th) and are for reference only. Parents will be able to view the courses students have selected using their ParentVue account. CLICK HERE if you need help accessing your ParentVue account.

School-life balance is an important consideration as students strive for academic and personal success. Course selection is a collaborative process; students will need to seek the advice of their parents, teachers and school counselor to plan appropriately for the upcoming year in order to ensure success.

Exact Path Challenge

Starting in December 7th, Justice High School will kickoff the Exact Path Challenge for student success. As a reminder, Edmentum Exact Path is a K­-12 personalized math, reading, and language arts program that pinpoints learning needs and provides each student a unique set of lessons and activities to close skill gaps and propel learning forward.

How to WIN!

  1. Students will be encouraged, during 4th period Advisory, to work in their Exact Path learning paths to make individual growth and master skills! Students also have the flexibility to work outside of 4th period advisory on their learning path.
  2. When students complete lessons successfully and earn 80% or above for each skill on their Progress Check (the assessment that follows each set of skills) they will earn Trophies!
  3. Students can track their success by reviewing their Rewards area. Here, they can check in on Trophies earned and Challenges completed.
  4. Become a winner!
  • Individual students who earn 5 or more Mastery Trophies will be entered into a grade-level monthly raffle to win prizes! The winners will be drawn at the end of each month. 
  • The top 3 classes with the highest number of Mastery Trophies earned by June 2021 will be awarded with a JHS Wolf Pack gift bag and their teachers receive a gift card to be used for instructional materials.
  • Questions about the contest? Email Candace Hyman chyman@fcps.eduwill

 

Daily Health Screening Requirement

daily health screening, using Covid-19 Health Screening Questions, will be required for all students prior to coming onto school grounds (this applies for Material Distribution Days, in-person instruction, and co-curricular/extra-curricular activities). The health screening tool is available in EnglishAmharicArabicChineseFarsiKoreanSpanishUrdu and Vietnamese.

As indicated in the Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form, parent/guardians, will complete the health screening each morning, prior to sending the student to school. In order to reduce the spread of communicable disease to student and staff, it is critical that parents/guardians accurately complete this screening daily and keep students home from school when exhibiting any symptoms. These health screenings will be done on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school. 

Parents or guardians will be required to make this commitment for all school-aged children in their household.

News from the Activities Office

Great News! FCPS has given the go ahead to begin to allow limited spectators at indoor events held on FCPS campuses. Per the Governors mandate that restricts spectators at indoor athletic events, we will need to limit attendance to 25 per game. Below outlines the timelines and the process we will use to institute this. A must read, should you have the opportunity to attend an event. 

 

Starting January 4th - Per FCPS, fan attendance will begin for VARSITY ONLY HOME events. Attendance will be limited to 25 spectators and be free of charge. 

Starting January 11th - Per FCPS, fan attendance will begin for ALL HOME events. Attendance will be limited to 25 spectators and be free of charge. 

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

  • Per the Fairfax County Park Authority, there will be no spectators allowed at their pool facilities. 
  • Due to facility occupancy restrictions, for the track meet on January 9th, spectators will be limited to SENIOR parents/families only. This will also be our track senior night. 
  • Attendance will be allowed at HOME events only
  • Wrestling and Basketball coaches will be responsible for maintaining and updating a spreadsheet with the names of the 25 spectators per team. Names must be on this list to enter.
  • Currently, we estimate that we will be allowing 1-2 spectators per athlete, depending on roster size. 
  • For Basketball and Wrestling events, fans are asked to arrive at entrance to the gymnasium, no earlier then 10 minutes prior to scheduled game time. We can not allow entrance to the school until any previous game fans have exited. If the weather isn't cooperative, you may want to wait in your cars. 
  • As you enter the main gym entrance, you will will be required to take part in a Covid-19 screening, to include a temperature check.
  • Spectators will be directed to a specified section of the facility. There will be no concessions and outside food and drink is prohibited. (With the exception of water) 
  • All spectators must wear masks at all times! Spectators will also be expected to practice safe social distancing while on the schools campus.
  • At the conclusion of the game, spectators will need to exit the facility as directed immediately. This is to ensure that we can have a smooth transition between games and allow staff to follow FCPS and VHSL protocols. 

Although we understand that this doesn't get us back to normal and allow for everyone who wants to attend an event to do so, we hope that it is a step in that direction. 

We remind everyone that SPORTMANSHIP is an expectation of those attending an event at Justice High School. As members of National District, Occoquan Region and the Virginia High School League we have high standards of sportsmanship that we expect from those in attendance towards the players, fans and officials. We appreciate you positive support!

We are currently working with our coaches and staff to set dates for our SENIOR NIGHTS. We plan to hold these earlier in the season than usual so that we have the best chance to complete them. We will update the below schedule as we confirm.

 

SENIOR NIGHTS

BOYS BASKETBALL - Saturday, January 9th - 3:15pm

WINTER TRACK - Saturday, January 9th - 12pm

 

ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?? Please contact Brian Garvey at bdgarvey@fcps.edu 

AS A REMINDER - ALL BASKETBALL GAMES & WRESTLING EVENTS are being livestreamed on our YouTube Channel. Link below!

The activities office has started a new YouTube Channel. Check out our weekly Updates! 

Subscribe Now !

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates –  Jan 13th.  

Yearbook Resource Sheet

In order to get stories this year, we are heavily relying on parent, student, and teacher submissions. Going into the virtual year, we want to make sure we cover everyone possible, so please help us out! Submissions can be anywhere from quarantine puppies, learning how to cook a new dish, student activists, or current events. Here’s how YOU can be featured….

  1. Nominate your student by submitting this google form, or access it by visiting https://forms.gle/vHzigQibv4jpyXtU8
  2. Email your stories and pictures to justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

Envía tus historias e imágenes por correo-e a justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

  1. Upload the pictures yourself!

¡Sube las fotos tú mismo!

En un navegador visita www.HJeShare.com  e ingresa el código de la escuela #4118

  • Enter your information, browse and select images from your computer, enter a description, and upload!

Ingresa tu información, busca y selecciona imágenes de tu computadora, ingresa una descripción y ¡ cárgalas!

  • On your phone: download the HJeSHARE app from your app store. Enter the school code #4118. Fill in your information to create an account. Upload photos directly from your phone! 

En tu teléfono descarga la aplicación  HJeSHARE de tu tienda de aplicaciones. Ingresa el código de la escuela #4118. Completa tu información para crear una cuenta. ¡Sube fotos directamente desde tu teléfono!

Please encourage your student(s) to keep an eye out for our monthly Den Day google forms which cover a variety of timely, relevant topics. Help us to tell YOUR story!

And don’t forget to purchase a yearbook! Just go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Help Wanted - Classroom Monitors

Justice High School is hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Please contact Katie Vandawalker for additional questions/information.

Justice Coat Drive

 

As we approach winter we are hoping you can help our students in need by providing any new or gently used jackets and coats.  Please drop them in the main office during school hours (8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday) beginning January 4th. Thank you!

Important Dates

January 18 - Martin Luther King's Jr. Birthday - Student Holiday

January 19 - Asynchronous Learning, Teacher Prep Day (this date is subject to change)

January 20 - Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 21 - Asynchronous Learning, Teacher Prep Day (this date is subject to change)

January 22 - End of Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release Day

January 25 - Teacher Workday

January 26 - Grades 9 and 12 Return into the Building (*Tentative)

February 2 -  Grades 10 and 11 Return into the Building (*Tentative)

February 15 - Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day

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 - December 20

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

        Happy Holidays!  On behalf of the Justice High School Staff, I hope you and your family are well and enjoying the season.  Winter Break is December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021.  

       When we return from Winter Break, we will start planning for the 2021-2022 school year.  Due to the uniqueness of this year, we are trying to provide different opportunities to learn more about the courses offered at Justice. Please see below notes titled “2021-2022 Academic Advising.

       While planning for the 2021-2022 school year, we are also preparing for the reopening of school next month.  All parents should login to SIS ParentVue and confirm their selection for in person or online learning.  Parents who chose in person learning should confirm their selections for in person meals and in person transportation.  Please complete this survey (https://forms.gle/MRGyr2kykh4P2LH88) on transportation and meal needs by Monday, December 28. You are welcome to email Assistant Principal Michelle Campiglia at mrcampiglia@fcps.edu with any questions.    

       I also want to remind families of the homework expectations we have at Justice over extended breaks. Students should not be given assignments to work on that are due immediately after they return from break. Additionally, assessments should not happen immediately upon returning from the break. We want students to take this opportunity to truly take a break from the challenging pace of school and ensure they take time to rest and connect with family and friends. 

       A huge shout out to both our Outstanding Staff nominees and Outstanding Staff winners.  We had so many nominations, and we are honored to recognize the following staff members:

    • Outstanding Professional Employee: Korey Berg – Head Athletic Trainer
    • Outstanding Operational Employee: Madeline Orozco – Administrative Assistance for Student Services
    • Outstanding Leader: Brian Garvey – Director of Student Services
    • Outstanding New Teacher: Victoria Hamilton – Math Teacher
    • Outstanding Teacher: Brooke Gehenio – Science Teacher.

       When we return in January, we will have updates to share with regards to our in-person return to school.   We will be hosting a town hall, sending parent/guardian e-Notify messages and communicating with students through their advisory class as well as their fcpsschools.net email. Please be on the lookout for information.

       Before we turn the page and bid farewell to 2020, please click here to enjoy a very special virtual presentation from the Justice HS/Falls Church HS combined choirs performing the Carol of the Bells

       See you next year, Justice!

 New Bell Schedule Starting January 12, 2020   

 

       Each year, the Office of Transportation Services reviews the bell schedules for all Fairfax County public schools and makes minor adjustments as necessary to improve on-time arrivals.  As you can imagine, developing this school year’s bell schedule has been extremely challenging due to the pandemic.

       At the School Board Work session on December 10, Superintendent Brabrand presented a revised phased- plan to return all students who have selected the in-person option starting in January, 2021. Staff worked to improve start times and end times for all levels.

       Barring any changes to the plan that may be impacted by the pandemic, Justice will implement a new bell schedule to reflect a new start/end time of 8:20 AM – 2:50 PM effective January 12, 2021. The new bell schedule will be posted the week of Jan 4th.

       The fifteen (15) minute reduction in the school day is due to the increased cleaning time required between bus runs. Additionally, as more students return to school, the number of students allowed on each bus will be reduced substantially to meet social distancing requirements. With fewer students able to ride a bus at the same time, FCPS has no choice but to adjust the times that our buses are transporting students.

2021-2022 Academic Advising

Our 2021-2022 Course Catalog is currently available online for 9th grade and 10-12th grade.

In early January, we will be posting a new Curriculum Fair Google Site (must be logged in with fcpsschools.net) that will have information via different media formats (videos, pictures, graphics, etc) on the courses at Justice. We will send another notification when the site is live.

We will also be offering a Curriculum 3-Night Extravaganza for both rising 9th graders and current Justice students. Each night will feature four departments with breakout rooms representing specific courses. There will be a quick overview presentation with time for a Q&A.

The tentative schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Here is the link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d4782c4bc5ff44c584bc249ef3d5e89a

This year, starting Feb 2, school counselors will be meeting with their students virtually during English 11, H/PE 10, and H/PE 9 classes to review information about course offerings. We would ask that prior to these meetings, students enter their course requests online within SIS StudentVUE. Course Codes will be made available via Justice’s FCPS public website as well as Class Level Google Classrooms (Class of 2022 = 11th, Class of 2023 = 10th, and Class of 2024 = 9th) and are for reference only. Parents will be able to view the courses students have selected using their ParentVue account. CLICK HERE if you need help accessing your ParentVue account.

School-life balance is an important consideration as students strive for academic and personal success. Course selection is a collaborative process; students will need to seek the advice of their parents, teachers and school counselor to plan appropriately for the upcoming year in order to ensure success.

Exact Path Challenge

Starting in December 7th, Justice High School will kickoff the Exact Path Challenge for student success. As a reminder, Edmentum Exact Path is a K­-12 personalized math, reading, and language arts program that pinpoints learning needs and provides each student a unique set of lessons and activities to close skill gaps and propel learning forward.

How to WIN!

  1. Students will be encouraged, during 4th period Advisory, to work in their Exact Path learning paths to make individual growth and master skills! Students also have the flexibility to work outside of 4th period advisory on their learning path.
  2. When students complete lessons successfully and earn 80% or above for each skill on their Progress Check (the assessment that follows each set of skills) they will earn Trophies!
  3. Students can track their success by reviewing their Rewards area. Here, they can check in on Trophies earned and Challenges completed.
  4. Become a winner!
  • Individual students who earn 5 or more Mastery Trophies will be entered into a grade-level monthly raffle to win prizes! The winners will be drawn at the end of each month. 
  • The top 3 classes with the highest number of Mastery Trophies earned by June 2021 will be awarded with a JHS Wolf Pack gift bag and their teachers receive a gift card to be used for instructional materials.
  • Questions about the contest? Email Candace Hyman chyman@fcps.eduwill

 

Daily Health Screening Requirement

daily health screening, using Covid-19 Health Screening Questions, will be required for all students prior to coming onto school grounds (this applies for Material Distribution Days, in-person instruction, and co-curricular/extra-curricular activities). The health screening tool is available in EnglishAmharicArabicChineseFarsiKoreanSpanishUrdu and Vietnamese.

As indicated in the Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form, parent/guardians, will complete the health screening each morning, prior to sending the student to school. In order to reduce the spread of communicable disease to student and staff, it is critical that parents/guardians accurately complete this screening daily and keep students home from school when exhibiting any symptoms. These health screenings will be done on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school. 

Parents or guardians will be required to make this commitment for all school-aged children in their household.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates –  Jan 13th.  

Yearbook Resource Sheet

In order to get stories this year, we are heavily relying on parent, student, and teacher submissions. Going into the virtual year, we want to make sure we cover everyone possible, so please help us out! Submissions can be anywhere from quarantine puppies, learning how to cook a new dish, student activists, or current events. Here’s how YOU can be featured….

  1. Nominate your student by submitting this google form, or access it by visiting https://forms.gle/vHzigQibv4jpyXtU8
  2. Email your stories and pictures to justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

Envía tus historias e imágenes por correo-e a justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

  1. Upload the pictures yourself!

¡Sube las fotos tú mismo!

En un navegador visita www.HJeShare.com  e ingresa el código de la escuela #4118

  • Enter your information, browse and select images from your computer, enter a description, and upload!

Ingresa tu información, busca y selecciona imágenes de tu computadora, ingresa una descripción y ¡ cárgalas!

  • On your phone: download the HJeSHARE app from your app store. Enter the school code #4118. Fill in your information to create an account. Upload photos directly from your phone! 

En tu teléfono descarga la aplicación  HJeSHARE de tu tienda de aplicaciones. Ingresa el código de la escuela #4118. Completa tu información para crear una cuenta. ¡Sube fotos directamente desde tu teléfono!

Please encourage your student(s) to keep an eye out for our monthly Den Day google forms which cover a variety of timely, relevant topics. Help us to tell YOUR story!

And don’t forget to purchase a yearbook! Just go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Help Wanted - Classroom Monitors

Justice High School is hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Please contact Katie Vandawalker for additional questions/information.

IT Support During 12/21 - 12/31

If in-person tech help is needed over break, please email contact Jason Kagarise to schedule an appointment.  The main office will be closed but tech staff will be able to assist when necessary.  Thank you!

Justice Coat Drive

 

As we approach winter we are hoping you can help our students in need by providing any new or gently used jackets and coats.  Please drop them in the main office during school hours (8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday) beginning January 4th. Thank you!

Important Dates

December 21 thru January 1 - Winter Break

January 18 - Martin Luther King's Jr. Birthday - Student Holiday

January 19 - Asynchronous Learning, Teacher Prep Day (this date is subject to change)

January 20 - Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 21 - Asynchronous Learning, Teacher Prep Day (this date is subject to change)

January 22 - End of Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release Day

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - December 13

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

       I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful sunny day.

       Last week, our students and staff participated in Academic Catch Up Days on Thursday and Friday. These days provided time for students to work on missing work, retake assessments and get additional support from their teachers without new assignments or assessments. We received feedback from students and staff that these days were helpful for them to get caught up.

       We kicked off our winter sports season last week with our basketball teams starting try outs. Next week we will proceed with swim/dive, wrestling and track. Students and staff have strict guidelines that we are monitoring to ensure everyone's safety. For more information on our protocols and procedures, click here.

         At the most recent school board meeting, Dr. Brabrand presented the division’s “Return to School Update,” (go to meetings, click on December 10, view agenda) which included changes to when staff and students return to the building. Dr. Brabrand will be sending out an update to staff and the community soon. Stay tuned for more detailed information. 

      With that said, as of yesterday the current health metrics in our region reached a threshold where Group 3 students and staff will return to virtual instruction beginning Monday, December 14, 2020.

      FCPS has been using two core health indicators, suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to guide its decisions about in-person instruction. These include the total number of COVID cases per 100,000 county residents over the last 14 days and the percentage of positive COVID tests over seven consecutive days.

      For Group 3 to remain in-person, the positivity rate must not exceed 10 percent. As of Saturday, December 12, we reached seven consecutive days in which the percent positivity exceeded our 10 percent threshold. As a result, Group 3 is returning to virtual instruction.

       We value the partnership that we have with you, our families, to help our students be as successful as possible.  If you have needs or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher, counselor and/or administrator.           

SOL Retakes in January 2021

Justice HS will offer the Winter SOL retakes during the month of January. Your student has the opportunity to opt-in to take any SOLs they need for a verified credit in science, English, history or math. If your student chooses to take advantage of this opportunity – they should contact their counselor to be placed on the opt-in list by December 18. Seniors who need one or more verified credits to graduate do not need to opt in. They will be automatically signed up to take any SOLs needed for graduation. Remediation will be provided for seniors needing a verified credit(s) to graduate in 2021. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your student’s counselor. 

The Verdict is now online & needs your input!

The Verdict, Justice High School’s student newspaper, is now online! You can check out our website here! This year, because we aren’t in the building and in distance learning, it’s hard to know all the cool things our students and community members are doing, so we’re asking for your help! We want to share and recognize the amazing things our school is doing even in a virtual environment.  If you know of someone (staff, student, club, community member) who we should feature, please let us know! Stories, photos, and ideas welcome!

If you have an idea for a story that you’d like to see covered in The Verdict, please email us at theverdictstaff@gmail.com.

links: website: https://justicehs.fcps.edu/The_Verdict
email: mailto:theverdictstaff@gmail.com

Exact Path Challenge

Starting in December 7th, Justice High School will kickoff the Exact Path Challenge for student success. As a reminder, Edmentum Exact Path is a K­-12 personalized math, reading, and language arts program that pinpoints learning needs and provides each student a unique set of lessons and activities to close skill gaps and propel learning forward.

How to WIN!

  1. Students will be encouraged, during 4th period Advisory, to work in their Exact Path learning paths to make individual growth and master skills! Students also have the flexibility to work outside of 4th period advisory on their learning path.
  2. When students complete lessons successfully and earn 80% or above for each skill on their Progress Check (the assessment that follows each set of skills) they will earn Trophies!
  3. Students can track their success by reviewing their Rewards area. Here, they can check in on Trophies earned and Challenges completed.
  4. Become a winner!
  • Individual students who earn 5 or more Mastery Trophies will be entered into a grade-level monthly raffle to win prizes! The winners will be drawn at the end of each month. 
  • The top 3 classes with the highest number of Mastery Trophies earned by June 2021 will be awarded with a JHS Wolf Pack gift bag and their teachers receive a gift card to be used for instructional materials.
  • Questions about the contest? Email Candace Hyman chyman@fcps.eduwill

 

JHS Pack Leaders & Wolves Mentor Program

Calling all freshman students!  Have you heard about our JHS Pack Leaders & Wolves mentor program?  Once a month, Justice seniors and juniors are ready to answer your questions and support you in your first year of high school.  We tackle topics like organization, the benefits of gratitude, as well as how to tackle some of the obstacles presented by virtual learning.  We would love for every freshman to join us!  The next meeting is on Monday, December 14th at 1:45 pm.  If you would like to join, just look for a BBCU link in your fcpsschools.net email on Friday, December 11th to join us on the 14th.  We hope to see you there!

Daily Health Screening Requirement

daily health screening, using Covid-19 Health Screening Questions, will be required for all students prior to coming onto school grounds (this applies for Material Distribution Days, in-person instruction, and co-curricular/extra-curricular activities). The health screening tool is available in EnglishAmharicArabicChineseFarsiKoreanSpanishUrdu and Vietnamese.

As indicated in the Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form, parent/guardians, will complete the health screening each morning, prior to sending the student to school. In order to reduce the spread of communicable disease to student and staff, it is critical that parents/guardians accurately complete this screening daily and keep students home from school when exhibiting any symptoms. These health screenings will be done on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school. 

Parents or guardians will be required to make this commitment for all school-aged children in their household.

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Students who are applying to colleges with a December and January deadlines need to submit their requests to the transcript assistant in Student Services promptly. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. The transcript request form is available on the counselor’s Google Classroom and by clicking here: JHS Transcript Request Form. Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions.

Scholarship Transcript Requests- Students who would like an unofficial transcript to use for scholarship applications, must request them on the JHS Transcript Request Form and indicate it is for a scholarship

FCPS Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host the third annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar virtually on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This event will give current high school juniors, seniors, graduates, and former FCPS Teachers for Tomorrow students an opportunity to meet and hear from teachers and administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Participants will attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including developing a resume, preparing for an interview, applying for a license, finding the school that is the right fit, and teacher and administrator panels.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to visit with exhibitors from Title I, Early Childhood, Pre-Teacher Employment with FCPS, Great Beginnings, Teacher Leadership, Employee Benefits, and various professional groups and organizations.

Please share event information and the registration link below with current FCPS high school juniors, seniors and FCPS graduates of your schools.

Virtual Event Information
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Registration here

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates –  Jan 13th.  

Yearbook Resource Sheet

In order to get stories this year, we are heavily relying on parent, student, and teacher submissions. Going into the virtual year, we want to make sure we cover everyone possible, so please help us out! Submissions can be anywhere from quarantine puppies, learning how to cook a new dish, student activists, or current events. Here’s how YOU can be featured….

  1. Nominate your student by submitting this google form, or access it by visiting https://forms.gle/vHzigQibv4jpyXtU8
  2. Email your stories and pictures to justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

Envía tus historias e imágenes por correo-e a justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

  1. Upload the pictures yourself!

¡Sube las fotos tú mismo!

En un navegador visita www.HJeShare.com  e ingresa el código de la escuela #4118

  • Enter your information, browse and select images from your computer, enter a description, and upload!

Ingresa tu información, busca y selecciona imágenes de tu computadora, ingresa una descripción y ¡ cárgalas!

  • On your phone: download the HJeSHARE app from your app store. Enter the school code #4118. Fill in your information to create an account. Upload photos directly from your phone! 

En tu teléfono descarga la aplicación  HJeSHARE de tu tienda de aplicaciones. Ingresa el código de la escuela #4118. Completa tu información para crear una cuenta. ¡Sube fotos directamente desde tu teléfono!

Please encourage your student(s) to keep an eye out for our monthly Den Day google forms which cover a variety of timely, relevant topics. Help us to tell YOUR story!

And don’t forget to purchase a yearbook! Just go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Help Wanted - Classroom Monitors

Justice High School is hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Please contact Katie Vandawalker for additional questions/information.

IT Reminders

As a reminder, should your student experience any problems with FCPS issued equipment (including the power cord) or software, please use the link below to place a service request with our IT department. All service requests are handled in the order of which they are received and may take up to 48 hours before you are contacted. Our IT department will contact you by either a phone call to troubleshoot or an email response with instructions sent to the email you used when the original ticket was created. In the event that our IT department determines that equipment does need to be replaced, they will give you instructions on the process and assist you further. 

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

News from the Activities Office Looking for Activities Office Information? Sports, Clubs, Academic Teams

Social Media

Twitter - @justice_sports

Instagram - @justice_wolves

 

Website

https://www.justicehssports.com/

 

Google Classroom

Sports - Code: kmwdvf

Clubs - Code: 5afubf2

 

Activities YouTube Channel

The activities office has started a new YouTube Channel. Check out our weekly Updates! Subscribe Here

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule Important Dates

December 21 thru January 1 - Winter Break

January 18 - Martin Luther King's Jr. Birthday - Student Holiday

January 20 - Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 22 - End of Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release Day

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - December 6

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

       I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful sunny day.

       Next week all of our students will participate in school-wide Catch Up Days on Thursday, December 10th, and Friday, December 11th.  We have heard concern about workload and this is a dedicated time for students to get caught up on any missing work in each class.  Students will go to each class for attendance and to check in with their teacher regarding work that needs to be completed.  Teachers will not be teaching new content or providing any new assignments.  The next Catch Up Days will be during the 3rd and 4th quarters, if needed. 

        We value the partnership that we have with you, our families, to help our students be as successful as possible.  If you have needs or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher, counselor and/or administrator.           

Exact Path Challenge

Starting in December 7th, Justice High School will kickoff the Exact Path Challenge for student success. As a reminder, Edmentum Exact Path is a K­-12 personalized math, reading, and language arts program that pinpoints learning needs and provides each student a unique set of lessons and activities to close skill gaps and propel learning forward.

How to WIN!

  1. Students will be encouraged, during 4th period Advisory, to work in their Exact Path learning paths to make individual growth and master skills! Students also have the flexibility to work outside of 4th period advisory on their learning path.
  2. When students complete lessons successfully and earn 80% or above for each skill on their Progress Check (the assessment that follows each set of skills) they will earn Trophies!
  3. Students can track their success by reviewing their Rewards area. Here, they can check in on Trophies earned and Challenges completed.
  4. Become a winner!
  • Individual students who earn 5 or more Mastery Trophies will be entered into a grade-level monthly raffle to win prizes! The winners will be drawn at the end of each month. 
  • The top 3 classes with the highest number of Mastery Trophies earned by June 2021 will be awarded with a JHS Wolf Pack gift bag and their teachers receive a gift card to be used for instructional materials.
  • Questions about the contest? Email Candace Hyman chyman@fcps.eduwill

 

Senior Drive-Thru

This Monday from 12-2pm seniors will be able to come through our Senior Drive-Thru event.  Seniors can pick up their Class of 2021 t-shirts as well as take a photo by the spirit rock.  Shirts are at a discount price of $10 Until 12/7 and may be purchased on MySchoolBucks or paid for in cash when they arrive.  The shirts go back to their regular price of $15 after 12/7. Everyone on campus must wear a mask.  Please drive up by the main gym entrance.

Material Distribution Day

For any students who still need to pick up items for a class (textbook, calculator for Algebra 2, etc) they may come by Monday, December 7th from 2-5pm.  Everyone must wear a mask.  Please drive up by the main gym doors and have a sheet of paper with the student’s complete name (example: “Colleen Rosales-Garcia”). 

JHS Pack Leaders & Wolves Mentor Program

Calling all freshman students!  Have you heard about our JHS Pack Leaders & Wolves mentor program?  Once a month, Justice seniors and juniors are ready to answer your questions and support you in your first year of high school.  We tackle topics like organization, the benefits of gratitude, as well as how to tackle some of the obstacles presented by virtual learning.  We would love for every freshman to join us!  The next meeting is on Monday, December 14th at 1:45 pm.  If you would like to join, just look for a BBCU link in your fcpsschools.net email on Friday, December 11th to join us on the 14th.  We hope to see you there!

Daily Health Screening Requirement

daily health screening, using Covid-19 Health Screening Questions, will be required for all students prior to coming onto school grounds (this applies for Material Distribution Days, in-person instruction, and co-curricular/extra-curricular activities). The health screening tool is available in EnglishAmharicArabicChineseFarsiKoreanSpanishUrdu and Vietnamese.

As indicated in the Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form, parent/guardians, will complete the health screening each morning, prior to sending the student to school. In order to reduce the spread of communicable disease to student and staff, it is critical that parents/guardians accurately complete this screening daily and keep students home from school when exhibiting any symptoms. These health screenings will be done on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school. 

Parents or guardians will be required to make this commitment for all school-aged children in their household.

The Future of College Admissions

Langley High School's PTSA is pleased to invite your high school to participate in our upcoming free live webinar, "The Future of College Admissions," presented by Jeff Selingo, best-selling author, engaging speaker, and college admissions expert, on Tuesday, December 8, at 7 pm. 

Mr. Selingo immersed himself in the world of college admissions for a year to answer a question on the minds of many high school students and parents alike: How do colleges select their freshman class? The result is his latest book, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

In his presentation, Mr. Selingo will dispel entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the college admissions game, reveal why families have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college," and explain how the pandemic is impacting college admissions. The session will wrap up with a Q&A.

Participants may register by clicking on this link: The Future of College Admissions. To submit questions for the webinar in advance, click here

 

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Students who are applying to colleges with a December and January deadlines need to submit their requests to the transcript assistant in Student Services promptly. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. The transcript request form is available on the counselor’s Google Classroom and by clicking here: JHS Transcript Request Form. Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions.

Scholarship Transcript Requests- Students who would like an unofficial transcript to use for scholarship applications, must request them on the JHS Transcript Request Form and indicate it is for a scholarship

Message from Johns Hopkins University

Join Johns Hopkins University for a virtual panel featuring current Hopkins students from DC, Maryland & Virginia. You'll hear about their Hopkins experiences so you can better envision what it’s like to be a part of our community, plus ask the panelists your questions. 

Date: Tuesday, December 8 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm Register Here 

If you have any questions before the event, feel free to email gotojhu@jhu.edu.  

FCPS Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host the third annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar virtually on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This event will give current high school juniors, seniors, graduates, and former FCPS Teachers for Tomorrow students an opportunity to meet and hear from teachers and administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Participants will attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including developing a resume, preparing for an interview, applying for a license, finding the school that is the right fit, and teacher and administrator panels.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to visit with exhibitors from Title I, Early Childhood, Pre-Teacher Employment with FCPS, Great Beginnings, Teacher Leadership, Employee Benefits, and various professional groups and organizations.

Please share event information and the registration link below with current FCPS high school juniors, seniors and FCPS graduates of your schools.

Virtual Event Information
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Registration here

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates – Dec 9th, Jan 13th.  

Yearbook Resource Sheet

In order to get stories this year, we are heavily relying on parent, student, and teacher submissions. Going into the virtual year, we want to make sure we cover everyone possible, so please help us out! Submissions can be anywhere from quarantine puppies, learning how to cook a new dish, student activists, or current events. Here’s how YOU can be featured….

  1. Nominate your student by submitting this google form, or access it by visiting https://forms.gle/vHzigQibv4jpyXtU8
  2. Email your stories and pictures to justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

Envía tus historias e imágenes por correo-e a justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

  1. Upload the pictures yourself!

¡Sube las fotos tú mismo!

En un navegador visita www.HJeShare.com  e ingresa el código de la escuela #4118

  • Enter your information, browse and select images from your computer, enter a description, and upload!

Ingresa tu información, busca y selecciona imágenes de tu computadora, ingresa una descripción y ¡ cárgalas!

  • On your phone: download the HJeSHARE app from your app store. Enter the school code #4118. Fill in your information to create an account. Upload photos directly from your phone! 

En tu teléfono descarga la aplicación  HJeSHARE de tu tienda de aplicaciones. Ingresa el código de la escuela #4118. Completa tu información para crear una cuenta. ¡Sube fotos directamente desde tu teléfono!

Please encourage your student(s) to keep an eye out for our monthly Den Day google forms which cover a variety of timely, relevant topics. Help us to tell YOUR story!

And don’t forget to purchase a yearbook! Just go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Help Wanted - Classroom Monitors

Justice High School is hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Please contact Katie Vandawalker for additional questions/information.

IT Reminders

As a reminder, should your student experience any problems with FCPS issued equipment (including the power cord) or software, please use the link below to place a service request with our IT department. All service requests are handled in the order of which they are received and may take up to 48 hours before you are contacted. Our IT department will contact you by either a phone call to troubleshoot or an email response with instructions sent to the email you used when the original ticket was created. In the event that our IT department determines that equipment does need to be replaced, they will give you instructions on the process and assist you further. 

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

News from the Activities Office WINTER SPORTS - MEET THE COACHES NIGHT  VIRTUAL EDITION Tuesday, December 1st - 6:30pm

Please join us for a super important information session PRIOR to the winter tryouts. Link below!

The athletic dept. will review:

  • Schedule and Practice Updates
  • COVID protocols & procedures
  • Communication Tools
  • Introduce our coaching staff
  • Booster Club Information

BBCU LINK FOR MTCN - 12/1

The general session will then be followed by breakout room sessions for individual teams, where you will hear directly from our coaches!! Links for Breakout Sessions will be shared at later date.

More information and link access to come. Stay tuned!

Student Athlete Registration – NEW PROCESS

FCPS has launched a new process for each school to register student athletes for athletic seasons. Link Below! We are excited about this new platform as it allows students and their families to have a central location for completing required documents. On the site, you will be asked to register your family once, receiving a username and password. You will then have the ability to register by season and student tocomplete Emergency Care information as well as concussion education. The site also has the ability to be translated into any language. START NOW!!! Winter Season begins December 7th (Basketball) and 14th (Wrestling, Swim/Dive, Winter Track). CLICK HERE: JUSTICE HS ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION

 

Please note- if you have already completed an emergency care card for preseason workouts, you will still need to complete the Emergency Care information on the registration site. (Sorry!) In addition, you will still be required to turn in your VHSL Physicals to the activities office.

Looking for Activities Office Information? Sports, Clubs, Academic Teams

Social Media

Twitter - @justice_sports

Instagram - @justice_wolves

 

Website

https://www.justicehssports.com/

 

Google Classroom

Sports - Code: kmwdvf

Clubs - Code: 5afubf2

 

Activities YouTube Channel

The activities office has started a new YouTube Channel. Check out our weekly Updates! Subscribe Here

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule Important Dates

December 10th and 11th - Catch Up Days for Students

December 21 thru January 1 - Winter Break

January 18 - Martin Luther King's Jr. Birthday - Student Holiday

January 20 - Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 22 - End of Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release Day

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 - November 29

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

            I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break! Just a reminder that Mondays are asynchronous. Please remember that while there is no bell schedule on Mondays, attendance is still required. Students are responsible for logging in to their 4th period/Advisory teacher’s Google Classroom and completing the Google attendance form. During Mondays, students are encouraged to finish any outstanding work due for the week. We want to make sure our students have the time necessary to complete short and long term assignments.

          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 this quarter will be December 10th and December 11th. Students will follow their schedule and log into Blackboard Collaborate. 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.            

            Enjoy the rest of your weekend. As always, please feel free to reach out to me or a member of the admin team.

Daily Health Screening Requirement

daily health screening, using Covid-19 Health Screening Questions, will be required for all students prior to coming onto school grounds (this applies for Material Distribution Days, in-person instruction, and co-curricular/extra-curricular activities). The health screening tool is available in EnglishAmharicArabicChineseFarsiKoreanSpanishUrdu and Vietnamese.

As indicated in the Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form, parent/guardians, will complete the health screening each morning, prior to sending the student to school. In order to reduce the spread of communicable disease to student and staff, it is critical that parents/guardians accurately complete this screening daily and keep students home from school when exhibiting any symptoms. These health screenings will be done on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school. 

Parents or guardians will be required to make this commitment for all school-aged children in their household.

The Future of College Admissions

Langley High School's PTSA is pleased to invite your high school to participate in our upcoming free live webinar, "The Future of College Admissions," presented by Jeff Selingo, best-selling author, engaging speaker, and college admissions expert, on Tuesday, December 8, at 7 pm. 

Mr. Selingo immersed himself in the world of college admissions for a year to answer a question on the minds of many high school students and parents alike: How do colleges select their freshman class? The result is his latest book, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

In his presentation, Mr. Selingo will dispel entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the college admissions game, reveal why families have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college," and explain how the pandemic is impacting college admissions. The session will wrap up with a Q&A.

Participants may register by clicking on this link: The Future of College Admissions. To submit questions for the webinar in advance, click here

 

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates – Dec 9th, Jan 13th.  

SENIOR T-SHIRTS AND CELEBRATION

We have ordered special t-shirts for our seniors and they are available for purchase!  We will also be celebrating our seniors with a special drive-thru event on December 7th from noon to 2pm.  See details below:

    • How can my student purchase their senior t-shirt? 
      • Go to MySchoolBucks.com and look for the senior t-shirt icon.  More details are at the bottom of this email if you have trouble finding it.
    • How much are the shirts?
      • We are doing a special $5.00 discount for students between now and December 7th, selling the shirts at $10.00 each
      • Any shirts purchased on December 8th or later, the cost goes to the regular price of $15.00 each
    • When can you pick it up?
  • Monday, December 7th we’re having a senior celebration drive-thru!  
    • Come between noon and 2pm to get your shirt and also have the opportunity for a photo by the spirit rock*  (*everyone must wear a mask when they come onto school grounds and students will stay in their cars other than to take the photo opportunity at the rock)
  • Can students purchase more than one?
    • Absolutely.  Some family members may want one to honor their seniors and that’s cool.  You can order as many as you’d like on MySchoolBucks.  Purchases online require a credit card.
  • What does it look like? 
Yearbook Resource Sheet

In order to get stories this year, we are heavily relying on parent, student, and teacher submissions. Going into the virtual year, we want to make sure we cover everyone possible, so please help us out! Submissions can be anywhere from quarantine puppies, learning how to cook a new dish, student activists, or current events. Here’s how YOU can be featured….

  1. Nominate your student by submitting this google form, or access it by visiting https://forms.gle/vHzigQibv4jpyXtU8
  2. Email your stories and pictures to justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

Envía tus historias e imágenes por correo-e a justicehighyearbook@gmail.com

  1. Upload the pictures yourself!

¡Sube las fotos tú mismo!

En un navegador visita www.HJeShare.com  e ingresa el código de la escuela #4118

  • Enter your information, browse and select images from your computer, enter a description, and upload!

Ingresa tu información, busca y selecciona imágenes de tu computadora, ingresa una descripción y ¡ cárgalas!

  • On your phone: download the HJeSHARE app from your app store. Enter the school code #4118. Fill in your information to create an account. Upload photos directly from your phone! 

En tu teléfono descarga la aplicación  HJeSHARE de tu tienda de aplicaciones. Ingresa el código de la escuela #4118. Completa tu información para crear una cuenta. ¡Sube fotos directamente desde tu teléfono!

Please encourage your student(s) to keep an eye out for our monthly Den Day google forms which cover a variety of timely, relevant topics. Help us to tell YOUR story!

And don’t forget to purchase a yearbook! Just go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Help Wanted - Classroom Monitors

Justice High School is hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Please contact Katie Vandawalker for additional questions/information.

Warmline Available to All Virginians Struggling to Cope

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval and unexpected stress in the lives of so many people. To support Virginians, the VA C.O.P.E.S. (compassionate, optimistic, person-centered, empowering support) warmline is available to offer support. The mental health tip line started in May 2020 and, thanks to new funding, the service will be extended through May 2021. 

Any Virginian can make a confidential call and speak to a crisis counselor about what's bothering them. The line is available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and 5pm-9pm on the weekends by phone or text at 877-349-6428. Spanish counselors are also available.

The warmline is available to residents who may be struggling to cope with the effects of the pandemic including isolation, fear, grief, and anxiety. Not only will callers be provided a supportive compassionate ear, but they will also be provided additional information, resources, and referrals as needed.

 

Note: VA Copes is not a suicide hotline. If in crisis call 800-273-8255 for the National Crisis Hotline, or 911.

IT Reminders

As a reminder, should your student experience any problems with FCPS issued equipment (including the power cord) or software, please use the link below to place a service request with our IT department. All service requests are handled in the order of which they are received and may take up to 48 hours before you are contacted. Our IT department will contact you by either a phone call to troubleshoot or an email response with instructions sent to the email you used when the original ticket was created. In the event that our IT department determines that equipment does need to be replaced, they will give you instructions on the process and assist you further. 

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

News from the Activities Office WINTER SPORTS - MEET THE COACHES NIGHT  VIRTUAL EDITION Tuesday, December 1st - 6:30pm

Please join us for a super important information session PRIOR to the winter tryouts. Link below!

The athletic dept. will review:

  • Schedule and Practice Updates
  • COVID protocols & procedures
  • Communication Tools
  • Introduce our coaching staff
  • Booster Club Information

BBCU LINK FOR MTCN - 12/1

The general session will then be followed by breakout room sessions for individual teams, where you will hear directly from our coaches!! Links for Breakout Sessions will be shared at later date.

More information and link access to come. Stay tuned!

Student Athlete Registration – NEW PROCESS

FCPS has launched a new process for each school to register student athletes for athletic seasons. Link Below! We are excited about this new platform as it allows students and their families to have a central location for completing required documents. On the site, you will be asked to register your family once, receiving a username and password. You will then have the ability to register by season and student tocomplete Emergency Care information as well as concussion education. The site also has the ability to be translated into any language. START NOW!!! Winter Season begins December 7th (Basketball) and 14th (Wrestling, Swim/Dive, Winter Track). CLICK HERE: JUSTICE HS ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION

 

Please note- if you have already completed an emergency care card for preseason workouts, you will still need to complete the Emergency Care information on the registration site. (Sorry!) In addition, you will still be required to turn in your VHSL Physicals to the activities office.

Looking for Activities Office Information? Sports, Clubs, Academic Teams

Social Media

Twitter - @justice_sports

Instagram - @justice_wolves

 

Website

https://www.justicehssports.com/

 

Google Classroom

Sports - Code: kmwdvf

Clubs - Code: 5afubf2

 

Activities YouTube Channel

The activities office has started a new YouTube Channel. Check out our weekly Updates! Subscribe Here

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule Important Dates

December 10th and 11th - Catch Up Days for Students

December 21 thru January 1 - Winter Break

January 18 - Martin Luther King's Jr. Birthday - Student Holiday

January 20 - Inauguration Day - Student Holiday

January 22 - End of Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release Day

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 - November 22

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

          As we approach the end of a year that has presented challenge after challenge, Thanksgiving provides a welcome opportunity to reflect on the many things for which we are most grateful.

        I am overwhelmed with gratitude, both personally and professionally. I have my good health and the health of my family. I have the great pleasure of being part of this amazing school community filled with extraordinary people. Thank you for your support of our school.

       Traditionally, Thanksgiving has meant travel for many of us. We know that this week will look and feel different from those in the past. As a reminder, we encourage our entire community, students, and staff, to take next Wednesday through Sunday off--with no large assignments given just before the holiday and due in the first few days afterwards.  We all need the time for self-care and reflection.

       Also last week, the return to school metrics have been published by FCPS.  Superintendent S. Brabrand announced "that the current health metrics for COVID-19 cases in our community now exceed the threshold to expand our in-person learning. Therefore, we are pressing 'pause' and will delay expanding in-person instruction to Group 5, which includes Early Head Start, pre-K, kindergarten and select students who receive special education services, who were scheduled to return on Tuesday, November 17. We are monitoring health metrics daily, but Group 5 will remain virtual until at least November 30. We will communicate additional updates closer to that time."

See the complete letter from Superintendent Brabrand.

            Enjoy the rest of your weekend. As always, please feel free to reach out to me or a member of the admin team.

IB Internal Assessment Calendar

Please find below the IB Internal Assessment Calendar with a list of due dates for all IB classes.  The calendar is designed so that no student has more than one IA due on any given day.

Daily Health Screening Requirement

daily health screening, using Covid-19 Health Screening Questions, will be required for all students prior to coming onto school grounds (this applies for Material Distribution Days, in-person instruction, and co-curricular/extra-curricular activities). The health screening tool is available in EnglishAmharicArabicChineseFarsiKoreanSpanishUrdu and Vietnamese.

As indicated in the Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form, parent/guardians, will complete the health screening each morning, prior to sending the student to school. In order to reduce the spread of communicable disease to student and staff, it is critical that parents/guardians accurately complete this screening daily and keep students home from school when exhibiting any symptoms. These health screenings will be done on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school. 

Parents or guardians will be required to make this commitment for all school-aged children in their household.

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Students who are applying to colleges with a December and January deadlines need to submit their requests to the transcript assistant in Student Services promptly. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. The transcript request form is available on the counselor’s Google Classroom and by clicking here: JHS Transcript Request Form. Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions.

Scholarship Transcript Requests- Students who would like an unofficial transcript to use for scholarship applications, must request them on the JHS Transcript Request Form and indicate it is for a scholarship.

The Future of College Admissions

Langley High School's PTSA is pleased to invite your high school to participate in our upcoming free live webinar, "The Future of College Admissions," presented by Jeff Selingo, best-selling author, engaging speaker, and college admissions expert, on Tuesday, December 8, at 7 pm. 

Mr. Selingo immersed himself in the world of college admissions for a year to answer a question on the minds of many high school students and parents alike: How do colleges select their freshman class? The result is his latest book, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

In his presentation, Mr. Selingo will dispel entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the college admissions game, reveal why families have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college," and explain how the pandemic is impacting college admissions. The session will wrap up with a Q&A.

Participants may register by clicking on this link: The Future of College Admissions. To submit questions for the webinar in advance, click here

 

FCPS - College Week Recordings 
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  • Click on video→ once video is up, click on CC at the bottom right hand side
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Date Title Video Link

10/19/2020

5:00 PM

Paying for College

https://bit.ly/3lNPEC4

10/19/2020

7:00 PM

Exploring Naviance Student

https://bit.ly/36PE9nk

10/20/2020

5:00 PM

Are You Common App Ready?

https://bit.ly/2UDVZnF

10/20/2020

7:00 PM

The Role of Standardized Testing in College Admissions

https://bit.ly/35EVoZb

10/21/2020

5:00 PM

Attend College in Europe - What you Need to Know

https://bit.ly/2HeckMR

10/21/2020

7:00 PM

Dual Enrollment

https://bit.ly/3lPdtcU

10/22/2020

5:00 PM

Scholarship 101

https://bit.ly/3lLoYln

10/22/2020

7:00 PM

Applying to a Military Academy

https://bit.ly/3lItAbT

10/23/2020

5:00 PM

5 Pasos para Ir a la Universidad - Consejos para Estudiantes del 9o. y 10o. Grado (Session in Spanish: 5 Steps Towards Attending College – Advice for 9th and 10th Grade Students)

https://bit.ly/3fdOkGk

10/23/2020

7:00 PM

Considerations for Students with Disabilities in the College Search & Beyond

https://bit.ly/3kClQXK

 

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates – Dec 9th  

SENIOR T-SHIRTS AND CELEBRATION

We have ordered special t-shirts for our seniors and they are available for purchase!  We will also be celebrating our seniors with a special drive-thru event on December 7th from noon to 2pm.  See details below:

    • How can my student purchase their senior t-shirt? 
      • Go to MySchoolBucks.com and look for the senior t-shirt icon.  More details are at the bottom of this email if you have trouble finding it.
    • How much are the shirts?
      • We are doing a special $5.00 discount for students between now and December 7th, selling the shirts at $10.00 each
      • Any shirts purchased on December 8th or later, the cost goes to the regular price of $15.00 each
    • When can you pick it up?
  • Monday, December 7th we’re having a senior celebration drive-thru!  
    • Come between noon and 2pm to get your shirt and also have the opportunity for a photo by the spirit rock*  (*everyone must wear a mask when they come onto school grounds and students will stay in their cars other than to take the photo opportunity at the rock)
  • Can students purchase more than one?
    • Absolutely.  Some family members may want one to honor their seniors and that’s cool.  You can order as many as you’d like on MySchoolBucks.  Purchases online require a credit card.
  • What does it look like? 
From Bryan Villalobos, Our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist: November is the month to remind ourselves to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our life.

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WARNING – Sleep is Fundamental


From the way we interact with others to the amount of time we spend in front of screens, COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives. Less noticeable, but equally as important, are the impacts a global pandemic has had on our sleep schedules. With Daylight Saving Time having ended on November 1st, it is important to be mindful of how crucial sleep is in our daily functioning.

Sleep is important for the continuing development of teens and adolescents, yet they are often the population that gets the least amount of sleep. According to the CDC, the average adolescent requires roughly nine and a quarter hours of sleep to enrich healthy brain and emotional development, yet only about 15% of adolescents actually get that much. A lack of sleep can make it harder for teens to form long term memories of what they have recently learned. Moreover, it can also contribute to depression, high blood pressure, impulsivity, risky behavior, and cardiovascular disease. [Source: “The Teenage Brain” by Frances E. Jensen, MD and Amy Ellis Nutt]


Remember, substance abuse thrives in times of stress, vulnerability, and isolation. 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 the following link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

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.

Help Wanted - Classroom Monitors

Justice High School is hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Please contact Katie Vandawalker for additional questions/information.

In Person Tech Support at Justice

Students and families are encouraged to come to Justice HS, if there’s a tech issue that can’t be solved remotely.  In-person tech support is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-2:30pm.

Families can also call the tech hotline: 833-921-FCPS for additional support.

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule Important Dates

November 25-27 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

December 21 thru January 1 - Winter Break

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 - November 15

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

        Beginning tomorrow, November 16, Mondays will be completely asynchronous. Students will no longer participate in a synchronous advisory class. Instead, they will be required to complete a 4th period/advisory google form to record their attendance for the day. All teachers will be available via Office Hours on Monday for students needing any assistance.

        As many of you have heard, Dr. Brabrand shared at the board meeting last week that high school students who have selected face-to-face learning have a tentative return date of January 26, 2021. We are working hard on planning and preparation for the transition back to school. The focus of our professional development for teachers has been on ways to support student centered instruction and engagement. We will look to incorporate what we know with the concurrent instructional model. Our safety and security team is ensuring we have all of the necessary equipment and protocols in place as we invite more students into the building. As you know, health conditions are ever changing. The division is monitoring conditions carefully and will adjust this timeline as needed. 

        Enjoy the rest of your weekend. As always, please feel free to reach out to me or a member of the admin team.

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Students who are applying to colleges with a December and January deadlines need to submit their requests to the transcript assistant in Student Services promptly. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. The transcript request form is available on the counselor’s Google Classroom and by clicking here: JHS Transcript Request Form. Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions.

The 6th Annual Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Showcase

The 6th Annual Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Showcase hosted by Tuscarora High School.  This event is designed to expose our school community to the many options that are available at HBCUs.  We want to expose and educate our school communities and encourage all students, regardless of ethnicity, to include these institutions during the college selection process.  There are over 30 HBCUs committed to the 6th Annual HBCU Showcase. 

For more information visit our event page:  https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/thshbcu 

In addition to the HBCUs that will be in attendance, there will be a guest speaker, NCAA presentation, and community scholarships.  We will be offering this in a virtual format. 

“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 utilizes 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.”

Virtual College Application Week Spanish Honor Society Used Laptop Donation Fundraiser Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates – Nov. 18th, Dec 9th  

Student Athlete Registration – NEW PROCESS

FCPS has launched a new process for each school to register student athletes for athletic seasons. Link Below! We are excited about this new platform as it allows students and their families to have a central location for completing required documents. On the site, you will be asked to register your family once, receiving a username and password. You will then have the ability to register by season and student tocomplete Emergency Care information as well as concussion education. The site also has the ability to be translated into any language. START NOW!!! Winter Season begins December 7th (Basketball) and 14th (Wrestling, Swim/Dive, Winter Track). CLICK HERE: JUSTICE HS ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION

 

Please note- if you have already completed an emergency care card for preseason workouts, you will still need to complete the Emergency Care information on the registration site. (Sorry!) In addition, you will still be required to turn in your VHSL Physicals to the activities office.

JUSTICE TURKEY TROT 5K and DRUMSTICK DASH

One Week Away before the start of our Virtual Turkey Trot 5k and Drumstick Dash Justice Athletics Fundraiser!!! If you have not signed up yet, register with the link below. Opportunity to get some great exercise and support Justice Athletics! Any questions – email Dylan Forshay at dtforshay@fcps.edu

 

https://www.hallofjustice.com/turkey-trot/

 

***If you have already registered for the Virtual Turkey Trot 5k, THANK YOU!! We will place your t-shirt, and bib/pins in your mailbox by Tuesday.***

Tag Day 2020: Virtual Edition

Like so many other things, Tag Day 2020 has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and appropriate health safety protocols. This year, rather than walking door-to-door, the Justice High School band, chorus and orchestra students are bringing our show directly to your inbox. Click here: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Your gift enables the JHS Music Department to fund additional instruments, equipment, special music, software, technical services, and tailored instruction, particularly important in our virtual learning world. Tag Day donations also support live concerts and competitions, as soon as we are allowed to participate. 

 

Please make a donation to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE at Justice. Two ways to give: 

  • By mail: Send your check (made payable to: Justice High School Band Boosters, Inc.) to PO Box 1640, Falls Church, VA 22041.
  • Online: Visit our new webpage at: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay. Include your email address to receive a receipt for your tax records. 

Now more than ever, our world needs the joy and optimism music engenders. As always, your donation supports ALL JHS Music Programs.

 

Won’t you please help us to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE for our students?

Help Wanted - Classroom Monitors

Justice High School is hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Please contact Katie Vandawalker for additional questions/information.

In Person Tech Support at Justice

Students and families are encouraged to come to Justice HS, if there’s a tech issue that can’t be solved remotely.  In-person tech support is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-2:30pm.

Families can also call the tech hotline: 833-921-FCPS for additional support.

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule School Board Votes to Make Changes to 20-21 Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to make Inauguration Day—Wednesday, January 20, 2021—a holiday for Fairfax County Public Schools students and employees, and Juneteenth—June 19, 2021—a holiday for employees that will be observed on Friday, June 18, 2021.

On the 2020-21 school year calendar, January 20, 2021, had been listed as an instructional day for students and regular workday for all employees.

Previously, during every fourth year, Inauguration Day was designated as a holiday for students and employees. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently authorized its 2021 holiday schedule, which includes Inauguration Day as a holiday for Fairfax County employees. 

In an effort to further create an inclusive environment, Juneteenth was included as a holiday in 2020; it was recently included by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors as a holiday for county employees. Virginia has also passed legislation to observe Juneteenth as an official holiday for state employees.

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Important Dates

November 25-27 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

December 21 thru January 1 - Winter Break

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - November 8

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

      Happy Sunday! I hope that you are enjoying this weekend. Just a reminder that Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day and we are scheduled for a 2-hour early release (below is our schedule). Our deepest gratitude to our families and staff members in all military branches, past and present. Thank you for your sacrifice and bravery.

      Since the beginning of the year, students at Justice High School have been participating in an advisory period on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The purpose of our advisory period is to assist students with the transition to virtual learning, develop relationships and community, provide social-emotional learning activities, check-in on academic progress, and review and clarify critical information regarding school operations.  

      Beginning November 16, Mondays will be completely asynchronous. Students will no longer participate in synchronous advisory. Instead, they will be required complete a form to record their attendance for the day.

      We will continue to have advisory time on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as our Den Time. Den Time is our targeted time for students needing additional support. Our schedule is as follows:

 

Wednesday/Friday Advisory Time: 9:45 – 10:15

Wednesday/Friday Den Time: 10:20 – 11:05

 

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

Visual Arts Material Distribution – November 16th!

On November 16 between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm, we will be distributing a second kit of art materials for students in all of our Visual Arts classes at Justice HS. If your student has any of the teachers listed below, they will have a kit to pick up on November 16th.

  • 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.

Before coming to the school, please ask yourself the health questions below.  If you answer “yes” to any of the questions we will accommodate another way to get your materials. 

  1. Do you have a cough and/or sore throat?  (YES/NO)
  2. Have you had a fever in the last 72 hours (3 days)?  (YES/NO)
  3. Do you have any shortness of breath or is it hard for you to breathe?  (YES/NO)
  4. Is anyone in your home ill with a fever or a cough?  (YES/NO)
  5. Have you had any contact with someone known to have or under investigation for Coronavirus in the last 14 days (2 weeks)? (YES/NO)

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

Den Time Student Opportunity Justice HS Invites you to College Night for Spanish Speaking Families

Justice High School invites you to a Virtual College Night for Spanish Speaking Families on Tuesday, November 10, 2020   @6pm-8pm

Click here for the program link

 

Virtual Military Panel Presentation

 

Annandale, Falls Church, & Justice  HS are partnering  to offer a Virtual Military Panel Presentation. 

When: November 9th, 2020 

Time: 1:00pm 

Where: click here for the virtual link

Who should attend?  

Students who you have questions about the military, the benefits, the scholarships, and the opportunities they offer.  Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with recruiters to determine your options.

SUMMER RESIDENTIAL GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL APPLICATION INFORMATION

Students interested in applying to the 2021 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s (SRGS) programs must complete the academic or the visual and performing arts interest form no later than November 9, 2020. No late applications are accepted.

The academic interest form is available for the Schools for Humanities, Math/Science/Technology, Medicine/Health, Agriculture, Engineering, and Marine Science.

The visual and performing arts interest form is available for the dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music programs.

Additional information about the SRGS programs, application process, and timelines are found online.

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Hanlon.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates – Nov. 18th, Dec 9th  

Student Athlete Registration – NEW PROCESS

FCPS has launched a new process for each school to register student athletes for athletic seasons. Link Below! We are excited about this new platform as it allows students and their families to have a central location for completing required documents. On the site, you will be asked to register your family once, receiving a username and password. You will then have the ability to register by season and student tocomplete Emergency Care information as well as concussion education. The site also has the ability to be translated into any language. START NOW!!! Winter Season begins December 7th (Basketball) and 14th (Wrestling, Swim/Dive, Winter Track). CLICK HERE: JUSTICE HS ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION

 

Please note- if you have already completed an emergency care card for preseason workouts, you will still need to complete the Emergency Care information on the registration site. (Sorry!) In addition, you will still be required to turn in your VHSL Physicals to the activities office.

JUSTICE TURKEY TROT 5K and DRUMSTICK DASH

 

Justice Athletics is offering a Virtual 5k Community Event and Fundraiser. Cost is just $20 for students and teachers! $25 for parents and relatives! Register at the link below! We would love to see many of our students, parents and community members getting out and exercising and showing their Justice Spirit! All participants will receive a t-shirt, racing bib, and certificate of completion! Questions? Email Dylan Forshay at dtforshay@fcps.edu

https://hallofjustice.com/turkey-trot/

Tag Day 2020: Virtual Edition

Like so many other things, Tag Day 2020 has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and appropriate health safety protocols. This year, rather than walking door-to-door, the Justice High School band, chorus and orchestra students are bringing our show directly to your inbox. Click here: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Your gift enables the JHS Music Department to fund additional instruments, equipment, special music, software, technical services, and tailored instruction, particularly important in our virtual learning world. Tag Day donations also support live concerts and competitions, as soon as we are allowed to participate. 

 

Please make a donation to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE at Justice. Two ways to give: 

  • By mail: Send your check (made payable to: Justice High School Band Boosters, Inc.) to PO Box 1640, Falls Church, VA 22041.
  • Online: Visit our new webpage at: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay. Include your email address to receive a receipt for your tax records. 

Now more than ever, our world needs the joy and optimism music engenders. As always, your donation supports ALL JHS Music Programs.

 

Won’t you please help us to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE for our students?

In Person Tech Support at Justice

Students and families are encouraged to come to Justice HS, if there’s a tech issue that can’t be solved remotely.  In-person tech support is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-2:30pm.

Families can also call the tech hotline: 833-921-FCPS for additional support.

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule Important Dates

November 11 - Veterans Day - 2 hour early release

November 25-27 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - November 1

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

       We are excited to have made it to the end of the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year! Thank you for supporting us on this virtual start. Our faculty and staff are grateful to be on this journey with our Justice community.  

        As many of you read in Dr. Brabrand’s email last Wednesday, we are all concerned about the tremendous amount of workload for students and staff. The pressure to “cover” all content is very real, and with significantly shorter instructional time, everyone is feeling the pressure. Last year, our staff began the work of identifying course essential standards. This has allowed us to stay focused on what students must know and be able to do by the end of each school year in order to be prepared to enter the next grade level and/or course.

       In surveying students, parents, and staff on how to best manage student workload and assignments, beginning the week of November 16th, students will no longer be required to log into advisory on Mondays from 9:00 – 9:30 AM. Instead students will have uninterrupted time on Mondays to continue to work on their school work and Exact Path modules. Teachers will continue to be available to support students during Monday office hours. The school is required to mark attendance on Mondays. Students will be responsible for logging in to their 4th period/Advisory teacher’s Google Classroom and completing the Google attendance form posted by the teacher. Students will hear more information about this during their November 9th advisory class.  

       In addition, first quarter assignment due dates have been extended to Monday, November 2nd at 5PM. Justice High School moved away from late work penalties so students will receive full credit on their assignments once graded. Please remember that this year, we also changed to a rolling grade book. Though your child’s quarter grade may not represent an assignment submitted late, with a rolling gradebook, grades for individual assignments from each quarter carry over and build upon the previous quarter. Therefore, quarter grades are a snapshot of a student’s current progress in the course and demonstrate performance to that date, not just for that quarter. Final grades are determined from all assignments and assessments throughout the year, regardless of the quarter the work was completed.

       As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Return to School Town Hall

Please join us for a Return to School Town Hall on Thursday, November 5th from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

To best prepare our presentation, we ask that you submit questions prior to Wednesday, November 4th at Noon via google form. In addition, this form will serve as an RSVP. A link will be emailed to you on Thursday by no later than 2PM. Please click here to register and submit any questions.

Den Time Student Opportunity Class of 2021 Parent Coffee #2

Justice High School Student Services partnered with College Access Fairfax to present:  Paying for College- FAFSA and Scholarships.  Please click here to view the presentation. 

    • To access this video in closed caption in another language please do the following.
    • Click on video→ once video is up, click on CC at the bottom right hand side
    • Click on settings→ click on subtitles→ auto translate-->click on your language 

Once you have viewed the presentation, please click on the question link to send us your questions. Ms. Grande and or a College Access Fairfax member will respond directly to the email you provide.  Question Link

 

Truth Initiative Vape Program

Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have partnered with Truth Initiative to offer the free ‘quit vaping’ text-message program, This is Quitting, designed specifically for teens and young adults. This program is tailored by age group to give appropriate recommendations about quitting the use of vape devices.

This is Quitting® Opt-In instructions for Student Participant:
Enroll in This is Quitting by texting “VapeFreeFFX” to 88709. When the student opts-in, they will need to provide a name and age (between ages 12-24) so that they can get fully enrolled in the program to receive content.

Justice HS Invites you to College Night for Spanish Speaking Families

Justice High School invites you to a Virtual College Night for Spanish Speaking Families on Tuesday, November 10, 2020   @6pm-8pm

Click here for the program link

 

Virtual Military Panel Presentation

 

Annandale, Falls Church, & Justice  HS are partnering  to offer a Virtual Military Panel Presentation. 

When: November 9th, 2020 

Time: 1:00pm 

Where: click here for the virtual link

Who should attend?  

Students who you have questions about the military, the benefits, the scholarships, and the opportunities they offer.  Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with recruiters to determine your options.

SUMMER RESIDENTIAL GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL APPLICATION INFORMATION

Students interested in applying to the 2021 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s (SRGS) programs must complete the academic or the visual and performing arts interest form no later than November 9, 2020. No late applications are accepted.

The academic interest form is available for the Schools for Humanities, Math/Science/Technology, Medicine/Health, Agriculture, Engineering, and Marine Science.

The visual and performing arts interest form is available for the dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music programs.

Additional information about the SRGS programs, application process, and timelines are found online.

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Hanlon.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD)  Justice High School – Driver’s Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates – Nov. 18th, Dec 9th  

Student Athlete Registration – NEW PROCESS

FCPS has launched a new process for each school to register student athletes for athletic seasons. Link Below! We are excited about this new platform as it allows students and their families to have a central location for completing required documents. On the site, you will be asked to register your family once, receiving a username and password. You will then have the ability to register by season and student tocomplete Emergency Care information as well as concussion education. The site also has the ability to be translated into any language. START NOW!!! Winter Season begins December 7th (Basketball) and 14th (Wrestling, Swim/Dive, Winter Track). CLICK HERE: JUSTICE HS ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION

 

Please note- if you have already completed an emergency care card for preseason workouts, you will still need to complete the Emergency Care information on the registration site. (Sorry!) In addition, you will still be required to turn in your VHSL Physicals to the activities office.

JUSTICE TURKEY TROT 5K and DRUMSTICK DASH

 

Justice Athletics is offering a Virtual 5k Community Event and Fundraiser. Cost is just $20 for students and teachers! $25 for parents and relatives! Register at the link below! We would love to see many of our students, parents and community members getting out and exercising and showing their Justice Spirit! All participants will receive a t-shirt, racing bib, and certificate of completion! Questions? Email Dylan Forshay at dtforshay@fcps.edu

https://hallofjustice.com/turkey-trot/

Tag Day 2020: Virtual Edition

Like so many other things, Tag Day 2020 has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and appropriate health safety protocols. This year, rather than walking door-to-door, the Justice High School band, chorus and orchestra students are bringing our show directly to your inbox. Click here: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Your gift enables the JHS Music Department to fund additional instruments, equipment, special music, software, technical services, and tailored instruction, particularly important in our virtual learning world. Tag Day donations also support live concerts and competitions, as soon as we are allowed to participate. 

 

Please make a donation to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE at Justice. Two ways to give: 

  • By mail: Send your check (made payable to: Justice High School Band Boosters, Inc.) to PO Box 1640, Falls Church, VA 22041.
  • Online: Visit our new webpage at: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay. Include your email address to receive a receipt for your tax records. 

Now more than ever, our world needs the joy and optimism music engenders. As always, your donation supports ALL JHS Music Programs.

 

Won’t you please help us to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE for our students?

In Person Tech Support at Justice

Students and families are encouraged to come to Justice HS, if there’s a tech issue that can’t be solved remotely.  In-person tech support is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-2:30pm.

Families can also call the tech hotline: 833-921-FCPS for additional support.

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule Important Dates

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2 hour early release

November 25-27 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - October 25

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

It’s hard to believe the first quarter will end this Friday, October 30. Students should have all their quarter one work completed and submitted by this day for it to be reflected in their Q1 grades.

Just a reminder that October 29th is a PSAT day and we will run asynchronously. In addition, October 30th is a two-hour early release day. Please see below for our schedule. There is no school for students on Monday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3. These days are student holidays and no asynchronous work will be posted. 

Please note that FCPS Weekly Progress Reports generated through SIS will not be sent to parents between now and Friday, November 6 while first quarter grading is completed and report cards are generated. Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE are closed until November 6th during the grading window.

Finally, last Friday, Dr. Brabrand’s sent an email about return to school updates. You will be receiving an e-Notify email from me on Monday to reconfirm your selection from the summer, either in-person or online.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or any member of our admin team.  Have a great rest of your weekend!

Class of 2021 Parent Coffee #2 on 10/29/2020 at 7pm-8pm.

Please join the Student Services Department virtually on Thursday, October 29th, from 7pm - 8:00 pm for our 2nd Senior Parent Coffee. College Access Fairfax will present on Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Registration is required by submitting the Justice HS Class of 2021 Senior Parent Coffee google form by 7pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. (https://tinyurl.com/ParentCoffeeJHS)

Blackboard Collaborate details will be emailed to registered attendees 24 hours before the event. Please contact Alicia Grande, College & Career Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu with questions.

 

Go Paperless - Report Cards

Parents and/or guardians can now opt to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards.

This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the report cards for secondary students and progress reports for ES students.

To take advantage of the paperless options, BOTH parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless."  All parents who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards.

The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH RENEWAL

If you submitted an application for Free or Reduced-Price Meals last school year for your child(ren), please remember to submit a new application for this school year. MUST BE DONE ASAP! Please click on this website link to renew your application:

https://www.myschoolapps.com/ 

Click the word Language in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and choose a language. This will allow you to read all of the instructions in your preferred language.  The FCPS Food and Nutrition services website is as follows:  

https://www.fcps.edu/node/42238

and the phone number is (703) 813-4800.

SUMMER RESIDENTIAL GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL APPLICATION INFORMATION

Students interested in applying to the 2021 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s (SRGS) programs must complete the academic or the visual and performing arts interest form no later than November 9, 2020. No late applications are accepted.

The academic interest form is available for the Schools for Humanities, Math/Science/Technology, Medicine/Health, Agriculture, Engineering, and Marine Science.

The visual and performing arts interest form is available for the dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music programs.

Additional information about the SRGS programs, application process, and timelines are found online.

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Hanlon.

In Person Tech Support at Justice

Students and families are encouraged to come to Justice HS, if there’s a tech issue that can’t be solved remotely.  In-person tech support is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-2:30pm.

Families can also call the tech hotline: 833-921-FCPS for additional support.

Important Information

Beginning of Year Forms: We understand how the beginning of the year can be overwhelming with forms. Here are some you can access now.

  • Emergency Care Form required for all returning FCPS students to review and update if needed.
  • Emergency Care Card required for students NEW to FCPS.
  • FCPSOn Computer Opt Out Form: Only for students who are not planning to use a school laptop. We highly recommend you use the FCPS laptop because all software and other applications will be loaded and accessible. Software used by FCPS and Justice HS cannot be loaded on personal devices.
  • Parental consent for digital resources - These are the apps and programs that our teachers will use to engage our students in the virtual world. Please go here for more information and follow the link to give your consent.

Students Rights and Responsibilities - Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, please help us by filling out the fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form. The form must be filled out per student.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) - Justice High School Driver's Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates – Nov. 18

Justice Virtual 2-Hour Early Reslease Schedule Important Dates

October 30 - End of first quarter - 2 hour early release

November 2 & 3 - Student Holidays

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2 hour early release

November 25-27 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - October 17

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

I hope you are doing well. On Saturday, we hosted our second day of senior pictures. Additional dates are scheduled. If you have not scheduled a time, please go online to prestigeportraits.com to select and confirm your appointment time. You will need your student unique code sent earlier in the year to students' addresses on file. You can also call the Lifetouch Customer Service team at 800-445-1189 to confirm an appointment.

For those who watched the Fairfax County School Board meeting last Thursday, I understand that you may have questions about when our students will return.  As information and plans solidify, we will host town hall sessions and send out communication to help guide our families.  Our staff is looking forward to welcoming our students back as safely and as quickly as current health conditions will allow.  

I have a few important reminders to share with you this week:

  • Den Time
    • In the upcoming week, you may hear your student talking about their Den Day assignment.  Last year, we implemented our Den Day program for the first time and feel very fortunate to continue this practice in a virtual setting.  Our Den Day time provides an opportunity for teachers to identify students who might benefit from additional support in order to master specific content or improve their overall performance within a class. 
    • Students involved in Den Days will attend every Wednesday and Friday following their 4th period Advisory class from 10:20 to 11:05 am.  Our staff is incredibly grateful to have this dedicated time to support and ensure the success of our students!
  • Important Dates:
    • October 29th is PSAT for juniors.  It is asynchronous for the rest of our school as many teachers and staff are needed to proctor.
    • October 30th is a 2-hour release.
    • November 2nd and November 3rd are student holidays.  

 

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Class of 2021 Parent Coffee #2 on 10/29/2020 at 7pm-8pm.

Please join the Student Services Department virtually on Thursday, October 29th, from 7pm - 8:00 pm for our 2nd Senior Parent Coffee. College Access Fairfax will present on Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Registration is required by submitting the Justice HS Class of 2021 Senior Parent Coffee google form by 7pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. (https://tinyurl.com/ParentCoffeeJHS)

Blackboard Collaborate details will be emailed to registered attendees 24 hours before the event. Please contact Alicia Grande, College & Career Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu with questions.

 

Science Fair Information for Honors and IB I Science Courses

Students in an honors or IB I science course are required to complete an externally-moderated experimental or research piece. Students typically complete a science fair project that is presented at a school-wide science fair in January to fulfill this requirement. Judges at the school-wide fair recommend projects for meritorious promotion to the Regional Science Fair held in March, where students can win prizes and other honors. This year, the Science Department has determined that, to provide maximum flexibility and meet the course requirement, the school-wide science fair will be held during the fourth quarter, which precludes eligibility for the Regional Science Fair.

However, the Science Department will provide any student interested in qualifying for the Regional Science Fair with the opportunity. Students pursuing admittance to the Regional Science Fair will work with their science teacher to establish an appropriate timeline and project. To be considered for the Regional Science Fair, interested students must complete their project and submit it for adjudication by January 25, 2021. All projects must be suitable to be conducted at home following all FCPS safety guidelines under parental supervision, as there is no guarantee students will be able to access resources at school. Due to FCPS regulations, students will not be able to borrow items to complete their project. Please note that entrance to the Regional Science Fair is merit-based; therefore, completion of a project by January 25, 2021, does not guarantee admission.

Students will be asked to express their interest in the opportunity to earn entry to the Regional Science Fair to their teacher by Monday, October 26, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s science teacher or Sarah Wegener (sbwegener@fcps.edu), Justice High School’s Science Fair Coordinator.

Asynchronous Learning Day on Thursday, October 29th

Justice HS is hosting registered grade 11 students to participate in the PSAT exam on Thursday, October 29, 2020. We will be utilizing staff to facilitate the exam at Justice HS. October 29th will run asynchronously for all staff and students in all FCPS high schools. Students not participating in the PSAT are expected to log onto Google Classroom and complete the asynchronous work that is posted by their teachers for their Red Day classes (Periods 1, 3, 5, 7) during regular school hours (8:10 am – 2:55 pm). Attendance will be based on student engagement in their asynchronous work or participation in the PSAT exam. Grade 11 students who are participating in the PSAT exam are not expected to complete the asynchronous work for their classes that day.

In Person Tech Support at Justice

Students and families are encouraged to come to Justice HS, if there’s a tech issue that can’t be solved remotely.  In-person tech support is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-2:30pm.

Families can also call the tech hotline: 833-921-FCPS for additional support.

Important Information

Beginning of Year Forms: We understand how the beginning of the year can be overwhelming with forms. Here are some you can access now.

  • Emergency Care Form required for all returning FCPS students to review and update if needed.
  • Emergency Care Card required for students NEW to FCPS.
  • FCPSOn Computer Opt Out Form: Only for students who are not planning to use a school laptop. We highly recommend you use the FCPS laptop because all software and other applications will be loaded and accessible. Software used by FCPS and Justice HS cannot be loaded on personal devices.
  • Parental consent for digital resources - These are the apps and programs that our teachers will use to engage our students in the virtual world. Please go here for more information and follow the link to give your consent.

Students Rights and Responsibilities - Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, please help us by filling out the fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form. The form must be filled out per student.

IB opt-out form: Parents and students should use the form below to opt-out of IB exams for which the student is currently registered. Students planning to take all their IB exams in May of 2021 should NOT complete this form. The IB Exam Opt-out Form must be submitted by October 23, 2020. https://justicehs.fcps.edu/student-services/ib-exam-opt-out-form

 

Tag Day 2020: Virtual Edition

Like so many other things, Tag Day 2020 has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and appropriate health safety protocols. This year, rather than walking door-to-door, the Justice High School band, chorus and orchestra students are bringing our show directly to your inbox. Click here: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Your gift enables the JHS Music Department to fund additional instruments, equipment, special music, software, technical services, and tailored instruction, particularly important in our virtual learning world. Tag Day donations also support live concerts and competitions, as soon as we are allowed to participate. 

Please make a donation to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE at Justice. Two ways to give: 

  • By mail: Send your check (made payable to: Justice High School Band Boosters, Inc.) to PO Box 1640, Falls Church, VA 22041.
  • Online: Visit our new webpage at: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay. Include your email address to receive a receipt for your tax records. 

Now more than ever, our world needs the joy and optimism music engenders. As always, your donation supports ALL JHS Music Programs.

 

Won’t you please help us to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE for our students?

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. As we look to begin a return to school for some of our students, we also look to a return to use by physical education classes. We wanted to remind the community that the field and outdoor facilities are closed to the public during the regular school day (8am-3pm).

 

In addition, our athletic teams are continuing through a process of “Return to Play”. 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 – Thursday and from 3:30-5:30pm on Fridays. These 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!

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) - Justice High School Driver's Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates – Oct. 21, Nov. 18

Justice Virtual Schedule Important Dates

October 30 - End of first quarter - 2 hour early release

November 2 & 3 - Student Holidays

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2 hour early release

November 25-27 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

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 - October 11

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

A reminder that Monday, October 12th is a student holiday/teacher workday. Our staff will be working on the School Improvement and Innovation Plan as well as get some much needed planning and grading time. Classes and operations will resume on Tuesday, October 13th.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or any member of our admin team.     

New Back Gate Access Policy

Due to safety and security concerns, effective October 19th, Justice High School will begin 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.

Asynchronous Learning Day on Thursday, October 29th

Justice HS is hosting registered grade 11 students to participate in the PSAT exam on Thursday, October 29, 2020. We will be utilizing staff to facilitate the exam at Justice HS. October 29th will run asynchronously for all staff and students in all FCPS high schools. Students not participating in the PSAT are expected to log onto Google Classroom and complete the asynchronous work that is posted by their teachers for their Red Day classes (Periods 1, 3, 5, 7) during regular school hours (8:10 am – 2:55 pm). Attendance will be based on student engagement in their asynchronous work or participation in the PSAT exam. Grade 11 students who are participating in the PSAT exam are not expected to complete the asynchronous work for their classes that day.

In Person Tech Support at Justice

Students and families are encouraged to come to Justice HS, if there’s a tech issue that can’t be solved remotely.  In-person tech support is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-2:30pm.

Families can also call the tech hotline: 833-921-FCPS for additional support.

Important Information

Beginning of Year Forms: We understand how the beginning of the year can be overwhelming with forms. Here are some you can access now.

  • Emergency Care Form required for all returning FCPS students to review and update if needed.
  • Emergency Care Card required for students NEW to FCPS.
  • FCPSOn Computer Opt Out Form: Only for students who are not planning to use a school laptop. We highly recommend you use the FCPS laptop because all software and other applications will be loaded and accessible. Software used by FCPS and Justice HS cannot be loaded on personal devices.
  • Parental consent for digital resources - These are the apps and programs that our teachers will use to engage our students in the virtual world. Please go here for more information and follow the link to give your consent.

Students Rights and Responsibilities - Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, please help us by filling out the fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form. The form must be filled out per student.

IB opt-out form: Parents and students should use the form below to opt-out of IB exams for which the student is currently registered. Students planning to take all their IB exams in May of 2021 should NOT complete this form. The IB Exam Opt-out Form must be submitted by October 23, 2020. https://justicehs.fcps.edu/student-services/ib-exam-opt-out-form

 

A message from Mr. Villalobos, Our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

I hope you all are settling well into the new school year. While this year presents many challenges, it is also a year of great possibilities. Best of luck to all of you this school year.

WARNING - The Benadryl Challenge on TikTok;
I want to bring your attention to a dangerous trend that has appeared over the summer. Using the social media app TikTok, viewers are encouraged to participate in the “Benadryl Challenge”. This is when large doses of the antihistamine Benadryl are taken to induce hallucinations.  Experts say excessive doses of Benadryl can cause serious health issues, even causing death in some situations. Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Benadryl, has posted a warning about the challenge, and TikTok officials said they’ve been removing posts that publicize the challenge. For more information, the full Heath Line article can be viewed at:
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/benadryl-challenge-on-tiktok-is-dangerous-experts-say

Vaping is Down but Disposable Vapes are Soaring;
A recent article by the CDC reported a 7.9% decrease in current high school vape use from 2019 to 2020. This decrease equates to roughly 1 million high school students no longer being regular vape users. On the other hand, the flavor ban that aided in this decrease did not include disposable vapes. In the last year, use of these disposable vapes have increased from 2.4% to 26.5% among current high school vape users. While the overall decrease in vaping is great news and we are making progress, we all must continue to work together to curb youth vaping. The full CDC report can be viewed at: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6937e1.htm?s_cid=mm6937e1_w

Remember, substance abuse doesn’t stop for a pandemic. 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. For more information, please click here.  

Mr. Villalobos
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
Justice Pyramid

Tag Day 2020: Virtual Edition

Like so many other things, Tag Day 2020 has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and appropriate health safety protocols. This year, rather than walking door-to-door, the Justice High School band, chorus and orchestra students are bringing our show directly to your inbox. Click here: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Your gift enables the JHS Music Department to fund additional instruments, equipment, special music, software, technical services, and tailored instruction, particularly important in our virtual learning world. Tag Day donations also support live concerts and competitions, as soon as we are allowed to participate. 

Please make a donation to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE at Justice. Two ways to give: 

  • By mail: Send your check (made payable to: Justice High School Band Boosters, Inc.) to PO Box 1640, Falls Church, VA 22041.
  • Online: Visit our new webpage at: https://bit.ly/JHSTagDay. Include your email address to receive a receipt for your tax records. 

Now more than ever, our world needs the joy and optimism music engenders. As always, your donation supports ALL JHS Music Programs.

 

Won’t you please help us to KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE for our students?

Looking for Activities Office Information? Sports, Clubs, Academic Teams

Social Media

Twitter - @justice_sports

Instagram - @justice_wolves

 

Website

https://www.justicehssports.com/

 

Google Classroom

Sports - Code: kmwdvf

Clubs - Code: 5afubf2

 

Activities YouTube Channel

The activities office has started a new YouTube Channel. Check out our weekly Updates! Subscribe Here 

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) - Justice High School Driver's Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at gpweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

Upcoming Dates – Oct. 21, Nov. 18

Alcanza College Fair

The George Mason University ¡Alcanza! College Fair is being held virtually this year on October 22, 2020. This event promotes higher education opportunities to Latinx high school students. Link to Flyer   Link to Spanish Flyer

Justice Virtual Schedule Important Dates

October 12 - Student Holiday (School Planning Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day) 

October 30 - End of first quarter - 2 hour early release

November 2 & 3 - Student Holidays

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2 hour early release

November 25-27 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

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 - October 4

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

I hope that you are enjoying the beautiful weekend.

In the coming weeks, small groups of students will be returning to school. While we are working hard to finalize our logistics to ensure the safety of our students and staff, we are also very excited to serve some of our students. Our first group of students that we will host in-person on Monday’s will be English Language Learners. Our Special Education CAT B program will be coming back full time Tuesdays thru Fridays.

In preparation for the return of students, the custodians are thoroughly cleaning every classroom and common area. We are also doing much needed maintenance throughout the facility and have ordered a few outdoor benches.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or any member of our admin team.     

Visual Arts Material Distribution – October 5th!

On October 5 between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm, we will be distributing a kit of art materials for students in all of our Visual Arts classes at Justice HS. If your student has any of the teachers listed below, they will have a kit to pick up on October 5th.

Mr. Agel

Ms. Augustine/Ms. Liu

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 complete name.  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.

Before coming to the school, please ask yourself the health questions above.  If you answer “yes” to any of the questions we will accommodate another way to get your materials. 

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

 

Asynchronous Learning Day on Thursday, October 29th

Justice HS is hosting registered grade 11 students to participate in the PSAT exam on Thursday, October 29, 2020. We will be utilizing staff to facilitate the exam at Justice HS. October 29th will run asynchronously for all staff and students in all FCPS high schools. Students not participating in the PSAT are expected to log onto Google Classroom and complete the asynchronous work that is posted by their teachers for their Red Day classes (Periods 1, 3, 5, 7) during regular school hours (8:10 am – 2:55 pm). Attendance will be based on student engagement in their asynchronous work or participation in the PSAT exam. Grade 11 students who are participating in the PSAT exam are not expected to complete the asynchronous work for their classes that day.

In Person Tech Support at Justice

Students and families are encouraged to come to Justice HS, if there’s a tech issue that can’t be solved remotely.  In-person tech support is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-2:30pm.

Families can also call the tech hotline: 833-921-FCPS for additional support.

Important Information

Beginning of Year Forms: We understand how the beginning of the year can be overwhelming with forms. Here are some you can access now.

  • Emergency Care Form required for all returning FCPS students to review and update if needed.
  • Emergency Care Card required for students NEW to FCPS.
  • FCPSOn Computer Opt Out Form: Only for students who are not planning to use a school laptop. We highly recommend you use the FCPS laptop because all software and other applications will be loaded and accessible. Software used by FCPS and Justice HS cannot be loaded on personal devices.
  • Parental consent for digital resources - These are the apps and programs that our teachers will use to engage our students in the virtual world. Please go here for more information and follow the link to give your consent.

Students Rights and Responsibilities - Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, please help us by filling out the fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form. The form must be filled out per student.

 

IB Exams and Fees Covered by FCPS (up to 6 exams) - The May 2021 IB Exams will match the traditional published exam descriptions. The fees for the first six AP/IB tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS. Beyond the first 6, FCPS will bill you $119 for an IB test or $95 for an AP test.

 

AP Exam Opt-In - If your student wishes to take one or more AP exam as a non-enrolled student (not enrolled in corresponding AP course), they will need to register via their @fcpsschools.net email account on the AP EXAM OPT-IN SY 20-21 form and pay $95 per exam before the test is ordered. 

 

Student Weekly Progress Reports - Due to the delayed school opening and virtual start, weekly progress reports to parents are now set to begin on Monday, October 5, 2020.  Please note this is a change from the original start date of September 21, 2020.

If you have registered for SIS ParentVUE and have a primary email address recorded in ParentVUE, you can receive your student’s Weekly Progress Report via email. This report provides a summary of your student’s grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE account and verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. 

If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports, and click on “Update account.”  Once your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports.  Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences.  Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email.  For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians.

Parents can also access student grades through ParentVUE via the Grade Book tab.

 

Rolling Gradebook: Given the uncertainty of schedules and virtual learning for all students during the 2020-21 school year, our school has decided teachers will use a rolling (cumulative) gradebook. A rolling gradebook allows for progress towards a final mark that captures the total picture of student grades, regardless of length of quarter or number of assignments in each quarter. Acknowledging that the coming school year begins on a later start date and will have both synchronous and asynchronous learning, it is important to utilize a gradebook type that provides maximum flexibility and ensures equitable grading practices to meet the academic and social- emotional needs of all students. 

A rolling gradebook is an approved gradebook type per Secondary Grading & Reporting Policy and numerous FCPS schools/teams/teachers already utilize a rolling gradebook. 

To learn more details about a rolling gradebook to include how it will look in SIS Student/ParentVUE, please take time to review the following video. Teachers will communicate grading design and policies via the course syllabus. Students/parents are encouraged to reach out directly to the teacher with additional questions.

Attendance Procedures

If your student is unable to attend the live synchronous classes (your child is sick, has a doctor’s appointment, or is experiencing connectivity issues), please call our Attendance Line at 703-824-3920 (Spanish line is 703-824-8970).  You may also email us at Justicehigh.attendance@fcps.edu .  If you have a general question, you may also contact the main office at 703-824-3900.

Bus Route Meal Service

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes. School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well. Check out the current bus schedule. Scheduled stops start as early at 6:30 AM.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) - Justice High School Driver's Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE  session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at pweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

 

Upcoming Dates – Oct. 21, Nov. 18

News from the PTSA Justice Virtual Schedule Important Dates

October 12 - Student Holiday (School Planning Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day) 

October 30 - End of first quarter - 2 hour early release

November 2 & 3 - Student Holidays

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2 hour early release

November 25-27 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

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 - September 27, 2020

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,      

       We had a very successful SAT School Day on Wednesday!  Thanks to all the teachers and staff who came out to support the day and our students.  The  PSAT Day for juniors is scheduled for October 29th.  See below for more information.

        We also had a great BTSN. If you missed it, please reach out to your child’s teachers. They will be happy to send you any information.

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

Material Distribution Monday, 9/28 - 2-5pm

We will have another opportunity for students to pick up class materials on Monday from 2-5pm.

Please drive up near the main gym doors, hold up a sign with your child’s name on it, and we will retrieve any items needed for classes and bring it to your car.  Walk-ups are also welcome.  Everyone must wear a mask. Prior to coming, please answer the following health questions below.  If you answer “yes” to any questions, do not come to the school.  We will schedule another time for you to come. 

Health questions:

  1. Do you have a cough and/or sore throat?  (YES/NO)
  2. Have you had a fever in the last 72 hours (3 days)?  (YES/NO)
  3. Do you have any shortness of breath or is it hard for you to breathe?  (YES/NO)
  4. Is anyone in your home ill with a fever or a cough?  (YES/NO)
  5. Have you had any contact with someone known to have or under investigation for Coronavirus in the last 14 days (2 weeks)? (YES/NO)
Visual Arts Material Distribution – October 5th!

On October 5 between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm, we will be distributing a kit of art materials for students in all of our Visual Arts classes at Justice HS. If your student has any of the teachers listed below, they will have a kit to pick up on October 5th.

Mr. Agel

Ms. Augustine/Ms. Liu

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 complete name.  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.

Before coming to the school, please ask yourself the health questions above.  If you answer “yes” to any of the questions we will accommodate another way to get your materials. 

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

 

Student Rights and Responsiblities Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement

The Student Rights and Responsibilities document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment. We ask that you use this document as a framework for discussing these expectations with your child or teen so that he or she is well prepared for success when the school year begins. You will also find that this publication includes information that you may need throughout the school year, including contact numbers and other resources.

 

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, please help us by filling out the fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form. The form must be filled out per student

Testing Information PSAT for 11th Grade Students – October 29, 2020

 

On Thursday, October 29, Justice High School eleventh graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT. FCPS will cover the cost for any eleventh grade student to take this test. To help the school prepare for testing, families are asked to complete the form below by Friday, October 9. This form asks about participation in the test, the need or bus transportation, and interest in free breakfast or lunch on the day of the test. Students will only be able to access this form using their @fcpsschools.net accounts.

 

Justice High School: PSAT/NMSQT Intent to Participate Form  (https://forms.gle/Fvs6nJitqmGFuvyk8)

 

A translated version of the form content may be found on the PSAT/NMSQT Intent webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/42099). Due to health and safety protocols, FCPS sites cannot accept walk-ins on the day of the exam.  

 

General information about the PSAT/NMSQT test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10). Thursday, October 29 has been designated for asynchronous learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT/NMSQT will not miss synchronous learning time with their teachers.

 

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks. FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT/NMSQT administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41891). 

 

If you have questions about the PSAT/NMSQT administration at Justice High School, please contact Shelley Terry at sdterry@fcps.edu or 703-824-3998. 

AP/IB Exams and Fees

The May 2021 AP/IB Exams will match the traditional published exam descriptions.  The fees for the first six AP/IB tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS.  Beyond the first 6, FCPS will bill you $119 for an IB test or $95 for an AP test.

AP Exam Opt-In

If your student wishes to take one or more AP exam as a non-enrolled student (not enrolled in corresponding AP course), they will need to register via their @fcpsschools.net email account on the AP EXAM OPT-IN SY 20-21 form and pay $95 per exam before the test is ordered.  Also, upon payment, your student will receive an AP join code that will give him/her access to the corresponding AP course instructional materials and study aids. The Google Form must be filled out and payment must be received by October 23 with cash or check payable to Justice High School. Payment can also be made on your student’s MySchoolBucks account. Checks can be mailed to:

Justice High School

Attn: Shelley Terry

3301 Peace Valley Lane

Falls Church, VA 22044

 

If you have questions or concerns regarding IB test, please contact Ms. Kresse Rodriguez at jakresserodr@fcps.edu. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the AP Coordinator, Shelley Terry at sdterry@fcps.edu or 703-824-3998. 

Want your picture in the yearbook?

This school year is going to be different. We all know this.

We want to preserve as much as we can for our students and that includes the yearbook. This will be a keepsake to be enjoyed for years to come.

We need you!

Please send us pictures of your students and their friends! We will be asking for pictures representing a different topic, from pets to pajamas and everything in between.

Here’s how:

  1. Email your stories and pictures to justicehighyearbook@gmail.com
  2.  Upload the pictures yourself! On a browser: visit www.HJeShare.com and enter school code #4118.  
    1. Enter your information, browse and select images from your computer, enter a description, and upload!
    2. On your phone: download the HJeSHARE app from your app store. Enter the school code #4118. Fill in your information to create an account. Upload photos directly from your phone!
  3. Purchase and create a Senior Ad! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118. Click “Buy a Yearbook Ad” to begin the process. You will be asked to find your student from the school list or you can add your student’s information yourself. You will then be able to choose the ad design, upload your images and type your message. Once you have finished, you will have the opportunity to proof your ad before you pay and submit the ad for production.
Parent Question Corner

There were no questions submitted this week.  Please continue to submit general questions. We will share answers in our upcoming News You Choose Newsletter. You can find the Google Form here. If you have student specific questions, please feel free to reach out to any of our administrators. We are happy to help

Lost and Found Items

If your student has any items from the 2019-20 school year that may be in our Lost and Found, please email Michelle Campiglia at mrcampiglia@fcps.edu by Friday, October 9. Any unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity organization.

Teacher Absences

Per FCPS, subs will not be provided for 3 days or fewer of a teacher’s absence. If your child’s teacher will be out for 3 days or fewer, you can expect the teacher to post a message in Google Classroom and provide asynchronous work. If a teacher will be out for 4 or more days, FCPS will then provide a sub and synchronous classes resume on the 4th day. Thank you for your patience as we improve our systems in this new learning environment. 

Attendance Procedures

If your student is unable to attend the live synchronous classes (your child is sick, has a doctor’s appointment, or is experiencing connectivity issues), please call our Attendance Line at 703-824-3920 (Spanish line is 703-824-8970).  You may also email us at Justicehigh.attendance@fcps.edu .  If you have a general question, you may also contact the main office at 703-824-3900.

Bus Route Meal Service

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes. School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children, under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well. Check out the current bus schedule. Scheduled stops start as early at 6:30 AM.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) - Justice High School Driver's Education

The state of Virginia requires students and their parents or legal guardian to attend ONE  session of Partners for Safe Teen Driving in order to receive their Pink Card (DEC-8). The 90 minute session requires participants to be actively involved during the presentation. All session LINKS, additional information, & instructions will be posted on your teacher’s Google Classroom. All session will run from 6:30pm-8pm. Attendees must be logged into the entire session to receive credit. If you are a current 10th, 11th or 12th grade Justice HS student seeking to attend a PSTD session, please email Greg Weisbecker at pweisbecker@fcps.edu for information.

 

Upcoming Dates – Oct. 21, Nov. 18

Looking for Activities Office Information? Sports, Clubs, Academic Teams

Social Media

Twitter - @justice_sports

Instagram - @justice_wolves

 

Website: https://www.justicehssports.com/

 

Google Classroom

Sports - Code: kmwdvf

Clubs - Code: 5afubf2

 

Activities YouTube Channel

The activities office has started a new YouTube Channel. Check out our weekly Updates! Subscribe Here

Justice Virtual Schedule Important Dates

October 12 - Student Holiday (School Planning Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day) 

October 30 - End of first quarter - 2 hour early release

November 2 & 3 - Student Holidays

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2 hour early release

November 25-27 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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