Justice Newsletter - April 11

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,  

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grading Policy Changes for High School

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

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

Key policy changes for high school students are listed below:

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

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

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

Report Cards

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

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

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

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

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

Date SOL Monday, May 3 Reading Monday, May 10

Biology

Chemistry

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

Geometry

Algebra 2

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

 

Reading retakes

 

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

Vision and Hearing Screening for 10th Graders

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

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

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

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

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

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

Class of 2021 Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Student Opportunities

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

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

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

NOVA Fab Lab Design Challenge (MS, HS)

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

2021 CTE Summer Enrichment Camps (Grades 7 -11)

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

CCI NoVa Node internship

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

NOVA JumpStart Summer Program

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

Important Dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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

Justice Newsletter - April 4

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,  

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Sick Student Notification and Permission to Return to School

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency Care Forms

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

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

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

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

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

 

Date SOL Monday, May 3 Reading Monday, May 10

Biology

Chemistry

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

Geometry

Algebra 2

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

 

Reading retakes

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 2021 Category Justice Award Winners:

2nd Place 

  • Sam Belmar (Chemistry) 

3rd Place 

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

  • Emily Rutherford (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  • Dola Hossain (Plant Sciences) 

Honorable Mentions

  • Lucy Ammon (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  • Yabesra Ewnetu (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

  • Marley Thomas (Materials Science)

  • James Doan and Mohtashin Talukder (Mathematics)

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

Sports Career Consulting’s Super Bowl LV

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

Shout out to Coach Weisbecker

 

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

 

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

Senior Parents: Yard Signs, Shirts, and Dues

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

 

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

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

 

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

Kiss and Ride: Door 13

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

Grading Policy Changes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Northern Virginia Regional College Fair

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

ALL SPRING SPORTS BEGIN APRIL 12th

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

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

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

INTEREST FORM -  Spring Sports 

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

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

Forensics Team competes at States!

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

3rd Place- Valeria Paterson

3rd Place- Alessandra Simmons-Robles

Back Gate Access Policy

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

Field and Track Use

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

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

Parent Academy FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

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

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

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

2021 End-of-Year Ceremonies

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

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

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

Important Dates

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

May 31 - Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 7 - Graduation

June 11 - Last Day of School

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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

Justice Newsletter - March 20

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

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

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

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

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

Senior Parents: Yard Signs, Shirts, and Dues

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

 

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

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

 

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

Parking Pass Applications Due 3/26

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

Kiss and Ride: Door 13

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

Broadway Desserts 2021 - Virtual Edition

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

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

     Questions?  Email justicehschoralboosters@gmail.com.

Student Recognition

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

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

New Issues of The Verdict are online!

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

Grading Policy Changes

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

Updated CDC Guidance on Social Distancing in Schools

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

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

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

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Cheerleaders selling a brand new red lanyard

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

Pandemic-EBT

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

 

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

Registration Now Open for Three More 1b Essential Worker Groups

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

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Grocery Store Workers

For more information, please click here.

FCPS Adult ESOL Program

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

Some important points about the classes being offered:

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

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

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

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

Spring Break Travel

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

2021 End-of-Year Ceremonies

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

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

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

Fairfax County School Board Adopts Calendar

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

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

For more information, please click here.

Important Dates

March 25-26 - Third Quarter Catch-Up Days

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

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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Justice Newsletter - March 19

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Dear Justice Students and Families,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Maria Eck

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Justice Newsletter - March 14

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

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

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

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

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

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

Third-Quarter Catch-Up Days

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

Class of 2021 Talent Competition

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

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

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

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

Personal Laptops

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

Parking Passes

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

Student Recognition

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

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Teen Job Fair

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

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

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

Cheerleaders selling a brand new red lanyard

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

Bus Stop Information

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

Spring Break Travel

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

Draft Calendars for 2021-22 School Year

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

View the draft calendars.

Attendance Updates

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

Important Dates

March 25-26 - Third Quarter Catch-Up Days

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

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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Justice Newsletter - March 7

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Third-Quarter Catch-Up Days

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

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Personal Laptops

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

Fairfax Region Scholastic Art Awards

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

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

WRESTLING -VA STATE CHAMPION – 220lb – Abdullah Mohammed

SWIM & DIVE –

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

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

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board

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

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

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

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter - Making a Wise Decision

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

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

 

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

Teen Job Fair

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

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

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

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Draft Calendars for 2021-22 School Year

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

View the draft calendars.

PTSA Meeting on March 10th

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

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

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

Important Dates

March 8 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday)

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

March 25-26 - Third Quarter Catch-Up Days

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

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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Justice Newsletter - February 28

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

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

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

 

Bell Schedule and Building Hours

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

Arrival and Transportation

Bus information can be found in ParentVue under Student Info.

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

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

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

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

Schedules

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

 

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

Cafeteria Seating and Check-Ins:

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

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

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

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

Fairfax County Peace Award Recipient

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to the Team and Coach Fontaine!

College and Career News Paying for College

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

Topics will include:

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

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

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter - Making a Wise Decision

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

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

 

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

Teen Job Fair

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

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

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

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Important Dates

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

March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 8 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday)

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

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

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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Justice Newsletter - February 21

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

We are on the road to returning to school and are excited to welcome those who are in person back.  This week, students will participate in our "protect the den" lesson to learn more about our health and safety guidelines.

We have many things happening over the next few weeks as we prepare for students to return on March 2nd and March 9th. 

  • Monday, February 22 - Teacher Planning Day
  • Thursday, February 25 - Asynchronous Learning for All Students
  • Friday, February 26 - Asynchronous Learning for All Students
  • Monday, March 1 - Teacher Planning day
  • Friday, March 5 - Early Release Day
  • Monday, March 8 - Teacher Planning Day

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Return to School Information FCPS Return to School Resources

FCPS has provided a number of resources for students and families to help prepare for the return to in-school instruction.

Stop the Spread Information

Stop the Spread Video

FCPS Ready to Return Video

FCPS Return to School Guide

Return to School Schedule

Grades 9 and 12 will return in person on March 2. Grades 10 and 11 will return on March 9. Students will be assigned two in-person days: For the most part, students assigned dates are based on:

  • Last Name A-K -- Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Last Name L-Z -- Thursdays and Fridays

The other days will be virtual instruction. School hours are 8:20 am - 2:50 pm.

Return to School Orientation

On Thursday February 25th and on Friday February 26th from 2:00pm-6:00pm we will be holding 20-25 minute guided tours through Justice High School.  Our goal is to show students the layout of the building, where their classes will take place and what they will need to know in order to make a safe and successful transition into the building. 

This orientation is only for students that are returning in-person.  Please follow this link to request a time for your tour. 

Return to School Town Halls: Recordings

If you would like to access the recordings and slides from our recent Town Halls, they are posted on our website: https://justicehs.fcps.edu/announcements/town-halls

 

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

Transportation

If your student will be riding a bus, the Transportation Department will load that information into SIS Student and ParentVue under Student Info > Transportation. The specific bus routes and times will be available at least one week prior to your student's return date and is only available on the website and not the app.

If you have specific questions regarding your student's bus information, please call Transportation directly at (703) 446-2050.

Virtual or In-Person

To determine whether your student is slated to return to school for in-person instruction, please log in to your ParentVue account and follow these instructions:

  1. Once logged in, you will see a menu on the left side of the screen.
  2. Click on Student Info.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what you selected for your student.
    • If you requested in-person instruction, you will see “Intend to Attend School In-Person.”
    • If you requested virtual instruction, you will see “Intend to Attend School Online.”

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Hanlon, Director of Student Services @ cihanlon@fcps.edu.

Parking Pass Updates

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

  • February 10 February 24: Applications for any remaining spaces open to seniors and juniors on a first-come, first-served basis
  • March 1: Parking passes mailed to juniors
  • March 2 or March 4: Parking passes available at Justice HS for any seniors who submitted an application during the 2/10 – 2/24 window

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

Lockers, and Laptops

We will not be using lockers this year.  Students will need to use a backpack for belongings, and they will need to bring their charged laptop, charger, and headphones each day.  Students should also bring a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.  In addition, students will not be changing their clothes for physical education class at this point.

Breakfast & Lunch for In-Person Students

Once we return to in-person instruction, breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided to students at no cost.  We want to make sure all families and students know some differences this year, including our health safety strategies.  Breakfast will be available when students first arrive in the cafeteria up to 8:15 am.

For both breakfast and lunch, students will see some changes.  For example, there will be a hand sanitizer station at the entrance of the cafeteria.  Students will clean their hands using this station or use their personal hand sanitizer before going through the lunch lines.  Students will also notice a different traffic pattern that supports the CDC mitigation strategies, including social distancing.  This includes markers on the floor showing students where to stand, keeping the six-foot distancing guidelines while waiting in food lines.  Students will also need to wear their masks in the cafeteria when not eating.

The cafeteria is serving cold pre-packaged meals. Use this link to view the planned menus. 

Justice High School will host an online discussion with

 

Jamal Watson, Executive Producer of the new Netflix docu-series  Amend: The Fight For America

This online discussion will take place on Wednesday, February 24, from 10:45 am - 11:30 am

If you are interested in attending this online discussion with Jamal Watson, please complete the following Google Form: "Amend: The Fight for America" - Discussion  by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, February 23.  A BBCU link will be sent to you to join the event. 

"Amend: The Fight for America" is a six-part series hosted by Will Smith focusing on the history of the 14th amendment.  The series includes interviews with legal scholars, historians, Hollywood personalities, and political leaders about the importance of the 14th amendment in providing “liberty and equal protection for all persons” and the continued fight for equality in the United States.  The docu-series premiered on Netflix on February 17 and is being billed as "a powerful, multimedia journey through American history that encourages viewers to question what a 'United States' really means."  

Jamal Watson will discuss why this series was produced, how he and Will Smith got involved in this project, and the importance of the events covered in this film to our lives today.  Jamal is excited to speak to Justice High School students and faculty as our school is named in honor of two giants in the fight for equality, Justice Thurgood Marshall and student activist Barbara Rose Johns.  Jamal will also field questions about his career as a Hollywood television and film producer.  Here is Jamal's bio.  

If you have a question regarding this event, email Eric Wolf Welch at ewelch@fcps.edu

Attendance is Essential

Strong attendance in school leads to strong academic success in school!  We want to see our Wolves in classes each day.  Here are some facts on attendance and the impacts it can have on student success and sense of belonging:

  • Attending classes regularly supports students staying on track for graduation.
  • Students who miss just two days each month have demonstrated significant academic struggle in their classes.
  • The more students attend school, the more opportunities they have to build their understanding of class material
  • Students who attend classes daily have an increased level of school connectedness

In this challenging year we’ve faced it has been even more important for students to stay connected to Justice HS. Please work with your child to ensure they are in classes on time daily and ready to learn.

If your child is absent, please notify the school by calling the automated attendance line at 703-824-3920 or for Spanish 703-824-8970 or send an email to JusticeHSAttendance@fcps.edu.

Please know that we are here to support you.

Senior Social Rescheduled

Our Socially Distant Senior Social has been rescheduled due to the weather.  The rescheduled date is Monday, February 22 from 1:30-2:30pm on the stadium field.  This event is for our senior students.  To help us properly setup the space for a socially distant event, each senior will receive an email about the event with a link to use to RSVP.  This event is solely for our seniors.  We will provide pre-packaged snacks during the event.  As a reminder, anyone on school grounds must wear a 2-layer (or greater) mask.  We look forward to this opportunity to see our Class of 2021!

Underclassman Photos Information

We are offering an optional sitting for grades 9-11 to be photographed for the yearbook. Photos will be taken in the Cafeteria. Please select the appropriate sign up link, and sign up for a date/time to be photographed.  The deadline for underclassmen photos is Feb. 28th, 2021.

Freshman February 22 & 23 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot Juniors Feb 24 & 26 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot

 

IB Exam Update

On February 4, 2021 the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) announced changes to the May 2021 exams. This year's IB exams will have two options: 1) traditional examination route or; 2) non-examination route. Both routes allow students the opportunity to earn IB Certificates and Diploma, as well as potential college credit. School systems may offer only one option to all of their IB students.

Due to current local/national health and safety restrictions, FCPS will proceed with the second option, non-examination route. This means that students will submit Internal Assessments and IB coursework. This will allow for all students to earn their IB scores. There will be no indication on the certificates and transcripts of the awarding route which was used. Universities worldwide have honored the 2020 results and will honor the 2021 results as well. Thus, all IB students will be able to earn an IB score and receive college credit based upon their performance.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Kresse Rodriguez @ jakresserodr@fcps.edu

College and Career News Edison High School’s 11th Annual HBCU Fair (HS)

Edison’s Annual HBCU Fair will be heldon Monday, February 22, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year the fair will be heldvirtually. Colleges are still signing up, and you can reference the followingsite for a running list of participants and more information: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home.

Please note, you must be logged on toyour FCPS Google Account to access the site. Each college will present for 10minutes. After the college presentation, students will have an opportunity tomove to a supervised link to ask questions and speak with the collegerepresentative.

Teen Job Fair

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

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

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

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Important Dates

February 23 - Teachers Return to Building

February 25 & 26 - Student Asynchronous Days/9th Grade and New Students to Justice Orientation

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

March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 8 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday)

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

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

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - February 15

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

We are working hard to ensure our students, staff, and building are prepared to shift to in-person instruction. Some adjustments will impact all our students, including the new bell schedule starting on Tuesday, February 16th.  As many of our families begin to shift to in-person instruction, FCPS has put together some additional resources to help provide information about returning to school and reducing the spread of the Coronavirus (see below). 

Last week, we hosted two town hall sessions for our families and students to learn more about concurrent instruction and how learning will look once faculty returns to the building. Below are the links for your information. We have one more town hall scheduled for our Spanish speaking families planned for February 17th.

We have scheduled school tours for students new to Justice to get familiar with the building before returning to the first day.  Please see the announcement below for more information. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Return to School Information FCPS Return to School Resources

FCPS has provided a number of resources for students and families to help prepare for the return to in-school instruction.

Stop the Spread Information

Stop the Spread Video

FCPS Ready to Return Video

FCPS Return to School Guide

Return to School Schedule

Grades 9 and 12 will return in person on March 2. Grades 10 and 11 will return on March 9. Students will be assigned two in-person days: For the most part, students assigned dates are based on:

  • Last Name A-K -- Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Last Name L-Z -- Thursdays and Fridays

The other days will be virtual instruction. School hours are 8:20 am - 2:50 pm.

Return to School Orientation

On Thursday February 25th and on Friday February 26th from 2:00pm-6:00pm we will be holding 20-25 minute guided tours through Justice High School.  Our goal is to show students the layout of the building, where their classes will take place and what they will need to know in order to make a safe and successful transition into the building. 

This orientation is only for students that are returning in-person.  Please follow this link to request a time for your tour. 

New Bell Schedules

A new bell schedule will go into effect on Tuesday, February 16 through February 26th. Starting March 2, we will implement a new, final bell schedule which allows for five lunch periods for those students attending in person. Both bell schedules can be found on our web site.

Return to School Town Halls: 2/10 & 2/11 Recordings

2/10 (In-Person): In-Person Town Hall Link

(Note: BBCU says “virtual students,” but this is for the in-person session.)

 

2/11 (Virtual): Virtual Town Hall Link  

Upcoming Return to School Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families

On Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m., we will hold a Town Hall for our Spanish-speaking families and students. If you would like to join us, please complete the following Google Form by noon on February 16.

Transportation

If your student will be riding a bus, the Transportation Department will load that information into SIS Student and ParentVue under Student Info > Transportation. The specific bus routes and times will be available at least one week prior to your student's return date and is only available on the website and not the app.

If you have specific questions regarding your student's bus information, please call Transportation directly at (703) 423-2000. 

Virtual or In-Person

To determine whether your student is slated to return to school for in-person instruction, please log in to your ParentVue account and follow these instructions:

  1. Once logged in, you will see a menu on the left side of the screen.
  2. Click on Student Info.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what you selected for your student.
    • If you requested in-person instruction, you will see “Intend to Attend School In-Person.”
    • If you requested virtual instruction, you will see “Intend to Attend School Online.”

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Hanlon, Director of Student Services @ cihanlon@fcps.edu.

Parking Pass Updates

Last week, we mailed parking passes to all juniors who submitted applications. We still have spaces available, so we will continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis according to the following timeline:

  • February 10 February 24: Applications for any remaining spaces open to seniors and juniors on a first-come, first-served basis
  • March 1: Parking passes mailed to juniors
  • March 2 or March 4: Parking passes available at Justice HS for any seniors who submitted an application during the 2/10 – 2/24 window

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

Lunches, Lockers, and Laptops

Lunch will be available each day in the cafeteria.  We will have four 30-minute lunch shifts with approximately 160 students for each lunch shift.  Students will be socially distanced in the cafeteria and can remove their mask while eating.  Students will be able to talk casually with the students seated near them; however, they will not be able to travel about the cafeteria during lunch.

We will not be using lockers this year.  Students will need to use a backpack for belongings, and they will need to bring their charged laptop, charger, and headphones each day.  Students should also bring a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.  In addition, students will not be changing their clothes for physical education class at this point.

Congratulations to Justice High School: Occoquan Region Forensics Champions

Congratulations to our Justice High School Forensics Team. They won the 2021 Occoquan Region Forensics Championship. This is Justice High School’s 3rd Region Championship in a row. Our winners will be advancing to the Super Regional Championship.

 

First Place -

Eli Bardash, Extemp

Richard Do, Prose

Valeria Peterson, Storytelling

David Peterson, Humorous Interp Solo

Liam Fitzgerald and James Doan, Humorous Duo

Xander Tilock and Sara Kaufman, Serious Duo

 

Second Place -

Diego Salazar Jara, Serious Interp Solo

Noreen Hossain, Poetry

 

Third Place - 

Vianca Escobar, Serious Interp Solo

Alessandra Simmons Robles, Poetry

Conner Aylward, Humorous Interp Solo

 

Fourth Place Alternates -

Fatima Brandes, Prose

Fatma Fareha, Original Oratory

Justin Tetelman, Extemp

Senior Social Rescheduled

Our Socially Distant Senior Social has been rescheduled due to the weather.  The rescheduled date is Monday, February 22 from 1:30-2:30pm on the stadium field.  This event is for our senior students.  To help us properly setup the space for a socially distant event, each senior will receive an email about the event with a link to use to RSVP.  This event is solely for our seniors.  We will provide pre-packaged snacks during the event.  As a reminder, anyone on school grounds must wear a 2-layer (or greater) mask.  We look forward to this opportunity to see our Class of 2021!

PBIS-Student Ambassadors

Applications to be a Justice HS PACK Ambassador are now open to current 9th-11th graders.  PACK ambassadors are a group of students dedicated to the positive promotion of Justice High School. They will work on a volunteer basis to serve as a positive example to the Justice community.PACK Ambassadors are role models inclusive of all students, driven to achieve, mindful of others, and respectful of diverse perspectives.

 

In addition to fostering a sense of positivity and connection at school, PACK Ambassadors will develop a wide range of transferable skills.  Employers, colleges, and universities are looking for more than just good grades; they want community involvement and service!  PACK Ambassadors will gain leadership skills that will help build resumes and university and scholarship applications. Students will earn letters of recommendation, get connected to and serve Justice HS, and help students and the community learn more about what it means to be a Justice Wolf!  Click the Justice HS PACK Ambassador Application to see more details and to apply.  The deadline to apply is February 26.

 

Please contact chyman@fcps.edu or jpmcauley1@fcps.edu for any questions. 

Underclassman Photos Information

We are offering an optional sitting for grades 9-11 to be photographed for the yearbook. Photos will be taken in the Cafeteria. Please select the appropriate sign up link, and sign up for a date/time to be photographed.  The deadline for underclassmen photos is Feb. 28th, 2021.

Freshman February 22 & 23 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot Sophomores February 16 & 19 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot Juniors Feb 24 & 26 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot

 

Student Transfer Application

The online High School Curriculum Student Transfer Application is now open for the upcoming school year 2021-2022. This is for parents requesting that their student attend a high school for Advanced Placement (AP), World Language, or Academy. The enrolling parent must have a ParentVUE SIS account and may access the online student transfer application. Instructions on how to submit a request is located here.

 

Please note that space available at each high school will be determined for each academic program by the region assistant superintendent in consultation with the school’s principal. Therefore, it is possible for a high school to be closed to student transfers but open for a specific curricular program. Curricular program capacity will be indicated in the online application ONLY and will not be indicated on the HS Open/Closed map.

College and Career News Class of 2021 - The JHS Scholarship Fund Application opens on February 18th, 2021.


The JHS Scholarship Fund annually provides need-based, last-dollar scholarships for college-bound JHS seniors. Last-dollar means we help to close the gap between financial aid awards and the real cost of college attendance. Together with our partners, the Ozzie Mask, Rotary International, Thurgood Marshall, Casey Schulman, Decorate a Vet and Step It Up Foundations, this generous community distributed $221,500 to 68 Class of 2020 seniors with financial need.

To apply:  https://www.jhsscholars.org/apply

For questions about the application, contact us: JHSScholars@gmail.com

Edison High School’s 11th Annual HBCU Fair (HS)

Edison’s Annual HBCU Fair will be heldon Monday, February 22, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year the fair will be heldvirtually. Colleges are still signing up, and you can reference the followingsite for a running list of participants and more information: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home.

Please note, you must be logged on toyour FCPS Google Account to access the site. Each college will present for 10minutes. After the college presentation, students will have an opportunity tomove to a supervised link to ask questions and speak with the collegerepresentative.

Teen Job Fair

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

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

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

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Important Dates

February 15 - President’s Day Holiday

February 16 - New Bell Schedule Starts

February 16 - CAT B Students Return

February 17 - Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Families

February 23 - Teachers Return to Building

February 25 & 26 - Student Asynchronous Days/9th Grade and New Students to Justice Orientation

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

March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 8 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday)

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

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

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - February 7

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

Thank you for joining us during last week's curriculum fair. If you did not have a chance to join us, our Curriculum Fair Google Site is still available. The site has information on course selection, IB Diploma Programme, and courses. There are videos from teachers and students, as well as examples of projects and assignments. This google site will be live through the summer. Please remember that students will need to be logged into their FCPS Google email to access the site. Parents, please ask your student(s) to log in, which would allow you to visit the site.

https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/jhs-curriculum-fair-21-22/home

 

Please join us on Wednesday, February 10, from 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm to celebrate the All-A Honor Roll recipients from 1st and 2nd quarter. This live-streaming ceremony will include Justice's own Mr. Djelil Bemmerzouk, who teaches French Language, and will be featured as our Guest Speaker as well as a pre-recorded performance from Justice's Choir with a special thank you to Ms. Lansberry. Justice's students have worked especially hard this school year, and we celebrate in their achievement! Both parents, students, and staff can watch the live stream via BBCU.

 

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

9th Grade and New to Justice Student Orientation

On Thursday February 25th and on Friday February 26th from 2:00pm-6:00pm we will be holding 20-25 minute guided tours through Justice High School.  Our goal is to show students the layout of the building, where their classes will take place and what they will need to know in order to make a safe and successful transition into the building. 

This orientation is only for students that are returning in-person.  Please follow this link to request a time for your tour. 

Return to School Town Halls: 2/10 & 2/11

Please join us for one of our Return to School Town Halls:

  • Families of Students Returning In-Person: Wednesday, February 10, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Families of Students Remaining Virtual: Thursday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

To register and submit questions, please click here by Tuesday, February 9 at noon. If you have already registered, it is not necessary for you to re-register unless you have additional questions to submit. A link will be emailed to you by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the presentation. If you have any questions, please email Michelle Campiglia, Assistant Principal, at mrcampiglia@fcps.edu.

New Bell Schedule to begin February 16th

We will implement the below-revised bell schedule beginning on February 16th through February 26th. The schedule maximizes instructional time while providing one lunch period. 

Once students return on March 2nd, we will implement a new bell schedule with multiple lunch periods to accommodate social distancing and mitigation strategies in our cafeteria. This bell schedule will be shared with our community later this month. Currently, our administrative team is finalizing some of the details for the in-person return to learning.

Just a reminder that FCPS has designated February 24 and 25 as asynchronous days for students as teachers work in the building to prepare for students’ return.

Virtual or In-Person

To determine whether your student is slated to return to school for in-person instruction, please log in to your ParentVue account and follow these instructions:

  1. Once logged in, you will see a menu on the left side of the screen.
  2. Click on Student Info.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what you selected for your student.
    • If you requested in-person instruction, you will see “Intend to Attend School In-Person.”
    • If you requested virtual instruction, you will see “Intend to Attend School Online.”

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Hanlon, Director of Student Services @ cihanlon@fcps.edu.

Want To "See" Your School Counselor?

Justice High School's Student Services recognizes that the virtual world has made it harder for students to get in touch with their School Counselor. We have created a "Request Your School Counselor" Google Form. This form will notify your school counselor that you are requesting to see them. Please note that if the request is made after school hours, you will be contacted the next school day.

 

School Counselors and Ms. Grande, our College & Career Specialist, are also available during Office Hours every Wednesdays from 11:15 am-11:45 am. The link is posted in your School Counselor's Google Classroom. If you have not yet joined your School Counselor's Google Classroom, please email them directly to get the access code.

 

Students are still able to send an email directly to the school counselor or notify their teacher.

Academic Advising

On February 2nd, School Counselors started visiting 11th grade English classes to meet individually with students to discuss courses for next year. Students are more than welcome to submit their courses online via StudentVUE to be discussed during their Academic Advising meeting. For directions on how to do this, please visit: https://justicehs.fcps.edu/student-services/online-course-request 

Dual Enrollment English

Interested in taking Dual Enrollment English next year? Attend a DE Information Session and get your questions answered!


•        When: Monday, February 8th, 2021
•        Time: 1:30pm
•        Where: Blackboard Collab – Email Ms. Grande for the meeting link: Agrande@fcps.edu


Information to be reviewed:
•        Registration for NOVA and DE English Course
•        Eligibility to enroll in DE English
•        Course Expectations
•        Meet the teachers!


Contact Ms. Grande if you have any questions regarding this DE information session. Agrande@fcps.edu

Congratulations to the following student-athletes!!!

Our swimmers continue to impress!!!! Below are our swimmers who have qualified for the State Championship Meet on Saturday, February 13th.

  • OCCOQUAN REGION CHAMPIONS & SCHOOL RECORD BREAKERS– 200m Free Relay  - Liam Redman, Andrew Tran, Eliot Frankovich, Aoun Al-Hiari
  • OCCOQUAN REGION RUNNER-UP & SCHOOL RECORD BREAKER – 100m Breaststroke – Emma Redman
  • SCHOOL RECORD BREAKERS – 200m Medley Relay – Eliot Frankovich, Liam Redman, Aoun Al-Hiari, Andrew Tran
  • SCHOOL RECORD BREAKERS – 400m Freestyle Relay - Eliot Frankovichm Andrew Tran, Aoun Al-Hiari, Liam Redman
  • SCHOOL RECORD BREAKER – 100m Freestyle – Liam Redman

Our Winter Track team also had impressive individual results at the district meet this past weekend! The below athletes will also compete in the Occoquan Regional Meet the weekend of February 19th and 20th.

  • District Champion 1600m & 3200m – Ryan Watson
  • District Champion Pole Vault – Josh Franco
  • 2nd Place Pole Vault – Halla Chappell
  • 2nd Place 300m, 3rd Place 55m, 3rd Long Jump, 2nd Triple Jump – Teddy Cohen
  • 2nd Place High Jump – Ben Van Zandt

Additional Regional Qualifiers pending other district results.

PBIS-Student Ambassadors

Applications to be a Justice HS PACK Ambassador are now open to current 9th-11th graders.  PACK ambassadors are a group of students dedicated to the positive promotion of Justice High School. They will work on a volunteer basis to serve as a positive example to the Justice community.PACK Ambassadors are role models inclusive of all students, driven to achieve, mindful of others, and respectful of diverse perspectives.

 

In addition to fostering a sense of positivity and connection at school, PACK Ambassadors will develop a wide range of transferable skills.  Employers, colleges, and universities are looking for more than just good grades; they want community involvement and service!  PACK Ambassadors will gain leadership skills that will help build resumes and university and scholarship applications. Students will earn letters of recommendation, get connected to and serve Justice HS, and help students and the community learn more about what it means to be a Justice Wolf!  Click the Justice HS PACK Ambassador Application to see more details and to apply.  The deadline to apply is February 26.

 

Please contact chyman@fcps.edu or jpmcauley1@fcps.edu for any questions. 

Underclassman Photos Information

We are offering an optional sitting for grades 9-11 to be photographed for the yearbook. Photos will be taken in the Cafeteria. Please select the appropriate sign up link, and sign up for a date/time to be photographed.  The deadline for underclassmen photos is Feb. 28th, 2021.

Freshman February 22 & 23 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot Sophomores February 16 & 19 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot Juniors Feb 24 & 26 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot

 

Update: Parking Pass Applications

Parking passes have been mailed to all seniors who submitted applications. We are now preparing for the selection of juniors who will receive parking passes. Here is the timeline for the remainder of the process:

  • February 9: Selection of juniors by lottery; notification via email & parking pass mailed
  • February 10 February 24: Applications for any remaining spaces open to seniors and juniors on a first-come, first served basis
  • March 1: Parking passes mailed to juniors
  • March 2 or March 4: Parking passes available to seniors on their first day back at Justice

 

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

Student Transfer Application

The online High School Curriculum Student Transfer Application is now open for the upcoming school year 2021-2022. This is for parents requesting that their student attend a high school for Advanced Placement (AP), World Language, or Academy. The enrolling parent must have a ParentVUE SIS account and may access the online student transfer application. Instructions on how to submit a request is located here.

 

Please note that space available at each high school will be determined for each academic program by the region assistant superintendent in consultation with the school’s principal. Therefore, it is possible for a high school to be closed to student transfers but open for a specific curricular program. Curricular program capacity will be indicated in the online application ONLY and will not be indicated on the HS Open/Closed map.

From Bryan Villalobos, Our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

How to help adolescents cope with increased social isolation during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

During this Pandemic, most students have experienced much less interaction with their peers than they usually do. The interactions adolescents have with their peers are an important aspect of human development. These peer connections provide support, mitigate feelings of loneliness, encourage identity development, and help create their sense of belonging. During this time, it is important that we are mindful of ways we can assist teens struggling with social isolation:

Encourage creative ways to connect with others:
-  A safe and socially distant scavenger hunt walk in the neighborhood
-  Create arts and crafts together with friends. Choose a project and supplies in advance to make sure you all have the same craft as friends over video chat.
-  Set up calls or video chats to allow your child to spend time with extended family and other people important to them. You might ask a relative to read a story to your child over the phone or on a video chat.
-  Older teens may be more open to playing video games online with friends or texting as a way to connect with peers.

Seek Daily Purpose:
-  Helping teens spend time doing activities they care about/value can give their day meaning
-  This sense of meaning can be found in activities such as biking, creating music, making movies, baking, reading, drawing, writing, building something, gardening or planting, etc.
-  Some teens may enjoy helping others so consider encouraging them to find ways to connect and help their community like picking up litter around the neighborhood, finding a safe way to volunteer, or making crafts for a local senior facility.

Talk about the isolation/loss:
-  It’s important to be mindful that, during this time, many adolescents have missed out on important social events like birthday parties, prom, and sports among many others.
-  We must acknowledge their loss, ask how they’re feeling, and validate them by showing them that we care and understand.
-  Allow the teen/adolescent to lead the discussion rather than making assumptions about what/how they might be feeling or thinking.
-  Having your teen/adolescent write down what they miss about specific people, places, or events as a way to cope may be beneficial for those who may not feel completely comfortable to say or share it out loud.

Vaping Initiative
The Fairfax County Health Department, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and Fairfax County Public Schools have partnered to implement the Truth Initiative’s This is Quitting program. This is Quitting is a teen and young adult-focused vaping cessation text messaging program based on the best scientific evidence from the tobacco cessation literature. More information about the program can be view here: https://tinyurl.com/y94cbj3u 

If you need support for a student or have concerns you’d like to discuss, please feel free to reach out to me via email at bvillalobos@fcps.edu or call at 571-354-0035.

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at (571) 423-4270 or visit our website at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drug-programs

Academy Virtual Open Houses

Justice students attend the following academies and these academies will be hosting a virtual open house for new/prospective students and their families. Learn about the variety of program offerings, hear directly from teachers and student ambassadors, ability to ask questions to the administrative team. Please see the information below on how to attend.

Edison Academy

Save The Date: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 6:30pm

More information will be released closer to the event. Please visit Edison Academy’s website for the most up-to-date information.

 

West Potomac Academy

Monday, Feb 8, 2021 at 6:15pm

More information, including the link, will be published on the West Potomac Academy public website

Edison High School’s 11th Annual HBCU Fair (HS)

Edison’s Annual HBCU Fair will be heldon Monday, February 22, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year the fair will be heldvirtually. Colleges are still signing up, and you can reference the followingsite for a running list of participants and more information: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home.

Please note, you must be logged on toyour FCPS Google Account to access the site. Each college will present for 10minutes. After the college presentation, students will have an opportunity tomove to a supervised link to ask questions and speak with the collegerepresentative.

The 2021-22 FAFSA Form Is Now Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

Parents of high school seniors—did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2021? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating a FSA ID and then begin the FAFSA. Additional links can be found on the FCPS FAFSA website.

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are several College Access Fairfax recordings and virtual workshops available for viewing at the College Access Fairfax website. College Access Fairfax’s Financial Aid Champions also provide help completing the FAFSA. To request a one-on-one appointment, please email appointments@collegeaccessfairfax.org to request a personal session.

Please contact Alicia Grande, Justice's college and career specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu  for additional help.

Teen Job Fair

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

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

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

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Dear Seniors intending to enlist in the U.S. Military,

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Important Dates

February 9 - CAT B Teachers Returns

February 10 - Students Returning In-Person Town Hall

February 11 - Student Remaining Virtual Town Hall

February 15 - President’s Day Holiday

February 16 - New Bell Schedule Starts

February 16 - CAT B Students Return

February 23 - Teachers Return to Building

February 25 & 26 - Student Asynchronous Days/9th Grade and New Students to Justice Orientation

March 2 - Grades  9 and 12 Return

March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 8 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday)

March 9 - Grades 10 and 11 Return

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

March 29 - April  2 - Holiday (Spring Break)

April 5 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

 

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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Justice Newsletter - January 30

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

At the January 22nd School Board meeting, Superintendent Brabrand provided an interim update on FCPS' plans to return to in-person learning. The plans will be discussed in detail during the School Board Work Session on Tuesday, February 2. See the proposed timeline for returning to in-person instruction.  The School Board work session can be viewed at 1:30 pm on the FCPS Cable TV channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) and will also be live-streamed on the FCPS website.  Based on the proposed timeline, Justice has scheduled town halls for families and building tours for new to Justice students.

 

This week is National School Counseling Week. The theme this year is School Counselors: All in for All Students". National School Counseling Week hopes to focus attention on school counselors' unique contribution within US School Systems. School Counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students' academic concerns, post-secondary options, and social/emotional skills. School counseling programs help increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. School Counselors are integral to student success. Please reach out to your child's counselor if you have any questions, concerns or to share a kind word.

 

February is Black History Month.  This year’s theme at Justice is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, & Diversity.”  Our Black Student Association and Justice staff are coming together to plan various activities to honor and celebrate our Black and African American students, families, faculty, and communities. Some of the activities include: two advisory-Den Time lessons, a social media campaign, trivia game, and a student-led after school virtual assembly..

 

As always, we are here for you and your family with needs you have. Please reach out to me or any member of our admin team.    

All District Band

The Justice Band Program typically has 19-22 students make this group each year and this year is no different. Students from 13 different high schools compete for spots in the honor ensemble, this year students auditioned virtually. Congratulations to the following students for auditioning for and making the All-District Band!

 

AJ Farkas, Wind Ensemble-Bb Clarinet

Alberto Mendez, Symphonic Band-Tenor Trombone

Annik Fus, Wind Ensemble-Oboe-1st Chair in the district

Benji Loeffler, Wind Ensemble-Alto Saxophone-1st Chair in the district

Dan Rios, Symphonic Band-Bb Clarinet

Daniel Coronado Cortes, Symphonic Band-Percussion/Snare

Dena Huynh, Symphonic Band-Bb Clarinet

Eamon Maloney, Symphonic Band-Tuba

Julia Short, Wind Ensemble-Tuba-1st Chair in the district

Kaila Bertha, Wind Ensemble-Bb Clarinet

Kyle Wilson, Symphonic Band-Tenor Trombone

Levi St. Lawrence, Symphonic Band-Horn

Max Van Zandt, Wind Ensemble-Percussion/Snare-1st Chair in the district

Minh Tuong, Symphonic Band-Percussion/Snare

Ronan Bates, Symphonic Band-Tuba

Sabrina Ehmann-Jones, Symphonic Band-Euphonium BC

Sajid Mollah, Symphonic Band-Bb Clarinet

Sam Brent, Symphonic Band-Trumpet

Suliana Barrera, Symphonic Band-Flute

 

Alternate

Bruce Chambi-Rocha, Trumpet

9th Grade and New to Justice Student Orientation

 

For students new to Justice HS (Rising 9th graders and those who recently enrolled at Justice High School) who choose to attend in-person, we would like to extend an opportunity to a guided tour of the building.  We will also go over the necessary information for a safe and smooth transition into the building during this tour. 

 

We will be offering these tours from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm on Thursday, February 25, and Friday, February 26.  We will have a sign up next week sent out through news you choose and also emailed to those new students intending on coming in-person.

Return to School Town Halls: 2/10 & 2/11

Please join us for one of our Return to School Town Halls:

  • Students Returning In-Person: Wednesday, February 10, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
  • Students Remaining Virtual: Thursday, February 11, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

To register and submit questions, please click here by Tuesday, February 9, at noon. If you have already registered, it is not necessary for you to re-register unless you have additional questions to submit. A link will be emailed to you by 3:00 pm on the day of the presentation. If you have any questions, please email Michelle Campiglia, Assistant Principal, at mrcampiglia@fcps.edu.

February 5 Class Meetings

 Class meetings will be held on Friday, February 5, during Advisory from 9:45 – 10:20. During these meetings, students will have a chance to interact and build community with their classmates, class officers, class sponsors, and grade-level administrator. There will also be updates on upcoming grade-level activities and an opportunity for students to ask questions. Students will receive a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link in their school email on Thursday, 2/4; information will also be shared via Google Classroom.

PBIS-Student Ambassadors

Applications to be a Justice HS PACK Ambassador are now open to current 9th-11th graders.  PACK ambassadors are a group of students dedicated to the positive promotion of Justice High School. They will work on a volunteer basis to serve as a positive example to the Justice community.PACK Ambassadors are role models inclusive of all students, driven to achieve, mindful of others, and respectful of diverse perspectives.

 

In addition to fostering a sense of positivity and connection at school, PACK Ambassadors will develop a wide range of transferable skills.  Employers, colleges, and universities are looking for more than just good grades; they want community involvement and service!  PACK Ambassadors will gain leadership skills that will help build resumes and university and scholarship applications. Students will earn letters of recommendation, get connected to and serve Justice HS, and help students and the community learn more about what it means to be a Justice Wolf!  Click the Justice HS PACK Ambassador Application to see more details and to apply.  The deadline to apply is February 26.

 

Please contact chyman@fcps.edu or jpmcauley1@fcps.edu for any questions.   

Underclassman Photos Information

We are offering an optional sitting for grades 9-11 to be photographed for the yearbook. Photos will be taken in the Cafeteria. Please select the appropriate sign up link, and sign up for a date/time to be photographed.  The deadline for underclassmen photos is Feb. 28th, 2021.

Freshman February 22 & 23 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot Sophomores February 16 & 19 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot Juniors Feb 24 & 26 from 3pm- 9pm Click here to sign up for a slot

 

Update: Parking Pass Applications

Last week, parking passes were mailed to all seniors who submitted applications. In-person juniors are now welcome to apply for a free parking space.  Here is the timeline for the process:

  • January 28: Parking pass applications emailed to in-person juniors and their families; hard copies available in Main Office or in folder outside Door 1
  • January 29: Parking pass information posted on Class of 2022 Google Classroom
  • February 5: Deadline to email parking pass applications to Mr. Ivery, Safety and Security Specialist, at lkivery@fcps.edu
  • February 9: Selection of juniors by lottery; notification via email & parking pass mailed
  • February 10 – February 24: Applications for any remaining spaces open to seniors and juniors on a first-come, first served basis
  • March 1: Parking passes mailed to juniors
  • March 2 or March 4: Parking passes available to seniors on their first day back at Justice

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

JHS Virtual Curriculum Week

Justice High School’s virtual Curriculum Week begins Monday, 2/1. You will be able to hear directly from the teacher regarding specific subjects and to ask questions. Each subject area will have breakout rooms by course content. You can join to hear one subject or stay for the whole evening.

 

It is the same link for all three days!! https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/0af17ee6eba24378a5187e802098e207 

 

If you can’t make Curriculum Week, please visit our Virtual Curriculum Google Site (Parents: Students will need to access it with their @fcpsschools.net email address)

Academy Virtual Open Houses

Justice students attend the following academies and these academies will be hosting a virtual open house for new/prospective students and their families. Learn about the variety of program offerings, hear directly from teachers and student ambassadors, ability to ask questions to the administrative team. Please see the information below on how to attend.

Edison Academy

Save The Date: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 6:30pm

More information will be released closer to the event. Please visit Edison Academy’s website for the most up-to-date information.

 

Fairfax Academy – Communication for the Arts

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021 at 6:30pm

BBCU Link will go live on Tues, Feb 2 at 6:15pm - https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/b5ed0f4c75f24043ae64f395bc874fa1

 

Marshall Academy – Governor’s STEM Academy

(Tentative) Thursday, Feb 4, 2021 at 6:30pm via BBCU

If you would like to be emailed about the Virtual Open House, please submit this Google Form to receive the information

 

West Potomac Academy

Monday, Feb 8, 2021 at 6:15pm

More information, including the link, will be published on the West Potomac Academy public website

Edison High School’s 11th Annual HBCU Fair (HS)

Edison’s Annual HBCU Fair will be heldon Monday, February 22, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year the fair will be heldvirtually. Colleges are still signing up, and you can reference the followingsite for a running list of participants and more information: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home.

Please note, you must be logged on toyour FCPS Google Account to access the site. Each college will present for 10minutes. After the college presentation, students will have an opportunity tomove to a supervised link to ask questions and speak with the collegerepresentative.

The 2021-22 FAFSA Form Is Now Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

Parents of high school seniors—did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2021? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating a FSA ID and then begin the FAFSA. Additional links can be found on the FCPS FAFSA website.

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are several College Access Fairfax recordings and virtual workshops available for viewing at the College Access Fairfax website. College Access Fairfax’s Financial Aid Champions also provide help completing the FAFSA. To request a one-on-one appointment, please email appointments@collegeaccessfairfax.org to request a personal session.

Please contact Alicia Grande, Justice's college and career specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu  for additional help.

Teen Job Fair

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

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

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

Special Education Parent Newsletter

The Department of Special Services (DSS) publishes a regular electronic newsletter for parents of special education students to provide updated DSS information, tips, and ideas to support you and your family during distance learning. The latest issue is available online

February Webinars for Families Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series
  • 02/18/21:Teaching your Children to Follow Directions
    • Parents/guardians will be provided an overview of instructional control
    • Parents/guardians will review strategies to support their students with following directions
  • 03/18/21: Effectively Communicating with Your Child
  • 04/22/21: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence February 18, 2021,10 - 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 -  8 p.m.
  • Register for Teaching Your Child to Follow Directions
  Teen Depression: A Webinar for Families

You’re worried. Your child has been sad or irritable for days and doesn’t seem interested in activities they usually find fun. For 1 in 10 adolescents, it’s ‘depression’. NIMH conducts research studies to understand the causes of depression, how it’s affected by the teen brain, and the evaluation of new treatments.

 

This webinar will focus on these topics:

  • What is “major depression?”
  • Assessing depression in teens
  • How to get help
  • Treatment of depression
  • Parenting a teen with depression
  • Depression in teens and COVID-19Presented by Chana Engel who is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the Mood Brain &Development Unit at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).Friday, February 5, 2021 10– 11:30 a.m.
  • Register for Teen Depression: A Webinar for Families

 

From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

How are YOU doing? Really, how are you?

Trying to lead a family during these times can be exceedingly difficult. Children's mental health is declining, and parents are concerned about their own mental health.

  Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master.

 

This webinar will highlight:

  • What is social-emotional learning?
  • Strategies to use our children’s behavior and emotion as forms of communication.
  • Strategies to create emotional safety.
  • Strategies to recognizing and supporting personal and family strengths. Join FCPS Social Worker, Jeanne Veraska & FCPS School Psychologist, Lisa Phifer for this important webinar. February 17, 2021 6:30 - 8p.m. or February 19, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Register for Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families
Is it Over Yet? How to Help your Child Cope with the Pandemic and the Eventual Return to Normalcy: A Webinar for Families

Join licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Bateman for a webinar focused on parenting strategies to help children cope with the challenges of the pandemic.

 

Strategies include:

Important Dates

January 25 - Teacher Workday: No School For Students

February 1 - Curriculum Night - English, Social Studies, CTE

February 3 - Curriculum Night - Math, World Languages, IB DP, AVID

February 4 - Curriculum Night - Science, Fine Arts, HPE, Performing Arts, Special Education, ESOL

February 9 - CAT B Teachers Returns (Tentative)

February 10 - Students Returning In-Person Town Hall

February 11 - Student Remaining Virtual Town Hall

February 15 - President’s Day Holiday

February 16 - New Bell Schedule Starts (Tentative)

February 16 - CAT B Students Return (Tentative)

February 23 - Teachers Return to Building (Tentative)

February 25 & 26 - Student Asynchronous Days/9th Grade and New Students to Justice Orientation

March 2 - Grades  9 and 12 Return (Tentative)

March 9 - Grades 10 and 11 Return (Tentative)

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule 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 - January 24

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

       This Tuesday marks the beginning of the third quarter. As a reminder Monday, January 25, is a Teacher Workday to finalize grades, so there are no office hours for students.

        The updated timeline for the Return to School has students supported through Cat-B courses returning on February 16, our 9th and 12th graders on March 2 and our 10th and 11th graders on March 9. We will update you next week with new timelines around Return to School Town Halls and our student orientation for students new to Justice. 

       Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of our admin team with questions or concerns. We are here to support our students and families. .

Justice Wolfpack Theater Presents

Justice High School Wolfpack Theatre, The WP, is proud to present the virtual performance of The WP Radio Hour: The Secret Adversary.

Written by Agatha Christie, The Secret Adversary is adapted by Tracy Wells and published by Big Dog Publishing. It’s a classic tale of mystery, intrigue, comedy, and romance. The WP Radio Hour will also feature some new comedy routines as well as that old slapstick favorite, Who’s on First. There will be wonderful music including: Fascinating Rhythm, By the Light of The Silvery Moon and Ain't We Got Fun, just to name a few.

The mystery of The Secret Adversary will be presented in two parts. If you miss the first part on Thursday the 28th, you can catch it again on Friday the 29th at 9:00 pm. Each show will have its own unique presentation coming to you live virtually January 28th through January 30th. 

 

Shows:

  • Thursday, January 28th @ 7:00 pm – Part I
  • Friday, January 29th @ 7:00 pm – Part 2
  • Friday, January 29th @ 9:00 pm – Part 1
  • Saturday, January 30th  @ 7:00 pm – Part 2

Tickets: 

https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1016473/secret-adversary-falls-church-justice-high-school-theatre

Please note you will receive a link and password prior to the show day/time that will be your ticket for the show.

If you would also like to help keep the Wolfpack Theatre alive and thriving at Justice High School, here’s a link to our Go Fund Me page:  https://gofund.me/0413ecec.

We hope you can tune in for the show and join us for a modern take on an old classic!  

Scholastic Art Award Winners

 

We are excited to announce our Justice High School Scholastic Art Competition Winners! Congratulations to them and our wonderful art teachers.

 

Kathryn Chervenic- Unnoticed

Sculpture

Justice High School Silver Key

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Maya Schneider - Looking Away

Photography

Justice High School Gold Key

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Emely Sejas - Home Sweet Home

Drawing & Illustration

Justice High School Honorable Mention

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Jordan Taylor - The Junkyard

Drawing & Illustration

Justice High School Honorable Mention

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Jordan Taylor - We’ve Had Enough!

Drawing & Illustration

Justice High School Silver Key

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Ha Tran - Smile

Digital Art

Justice High School Silver Key

In-Person Students

Families who elected to return to in-person instruction, should have received an email regarding protocols, procedures and required documentation. Please be sure to read and complete any missing forms. If you did not receive the email, please contact Assistant Principal Dr. Michelle Campiglia

Parking Passes

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. The deadline for seniors to submit their application has passed. Juniors should receive their application on the 28th of this week.

  • 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.

Online Course Requests for School Year 2021-2022

The online course requests located in StudentVUE is now open for students to select their courses for next year. Students can view course information at multiple locations:

  • Curriculum Fair Google Site (must be logged in with fcpsschools.net)
    • Resources include links to the online course catalog, course selection sheet with course codes (needed to request courses), a YouTube tutorial video on how to use the StudentVUE Course Request section, as well as written directions
  • Justice Public Website – Academic Advising
    • To access curriculum fair night on designated dates and times, please click here then click on View the Presentation..
    • The same course requests resources located on the Curriculum Fair Google Site are also located on the Academic Advising page

 

School Counselors will be meeting individually with students starting Feb. 2, 2021.

  • Rising 12th graders – Feb 2 – English classes
  • Rising 11th graders – Feb 11 – HPE 10 classes
  • Rising 10th graders – Feb 19 – HPE 9 classes

 

School Counselors will be reaching out to students directly if they are absent from class the day that they visit. Please note that the StudentVUE online course request section will close March 12, 2021 county-wide.

Academy Virtual Open Houses

Justice students attend the following academies and these academies will be hosting a virtual open house for new/prospective students and their families. Learn about the variety of program offerings, hear directly from teachers and student ambassadors, ability to ask questions to the administrative team. Please see the information below on how to attend.

Edison Academy

Save The Date: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 6:30pm

More information will be released closer to the event. Please visit Edison Academy’s website for the most up-to-date information.

 

Fairfax Academy – Communication for the Arts

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021 at 6:30pm

BBCU Link will go live on Tues, Feb 2 at 6:15pm - https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/b5ed0f4c75f24043ae64f395bc874fa1

 

Marshall Academy – Governor’s STEM Academy

(Tentative) Thursday, Feb 4, 2021 at 6:30pm via BBCU

If you would like to be emailed about the Virtual Open House, please submit this Google Form to receive the information

 

West Potomac Academy

Monday, Feb 8, 2021 at 6:15pm

More information, including the link, will be published on the West Potomac Academy public website

Edison High School’s 11th Annual HBCU Fair (HS)

Edison’s Annual HBCU Fair will be heldon Monday, February 22, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year the fair will be heldvirtually. Colleges are still signing up, and you can reference the followingsite for a running list of participants and more information: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home.

Please note, you must be logged on toyour FCPS Google Account to access the site. Each college will present for 10minutes. After the college presentation, students will have an opportunity tomove to a supervised link to ask questions and speak with the collegerepresentative.

PSAT/NMSQT score reports are now available

The October 2020 PSAT/NMSQT score reports are now available online via the College Board website for the juniors who tested.  Students should have received a scores notification through the email they included on their answer sheet. Students can access their scores at https://www.collegeboard.org/ by creating an account with the email they included on their PSAT test answer sheet. Please make sure to check your email spam and junk folders first if you think your scores may be missing. If the student already has a College Board account under a different email address, you may contact College Board by phone at 866-315-6068-to merge the two accounts.  If your student would like their test booklet returned to them, please contact Shelley Terry, PSAT Coordinator, at sdterry@fcps.edu and include your student’s name and ID number to schedule a date for pick-up.  Additionally, if your student has a problem retrieving his/her score or needs the Access Code, please email sdterry@fcps.edu or your student’s counselor. 

Helpful Links:

Accessing your PSAT Score Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I6f51n3-dc

 

Understanding your PSAT Score Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i-bOhSzyig

 

Linking your College Board account to Khan Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=patbkNnnAQ4

 

Parent Registration Form to get College Board notices:

https://pages.collegeboard.org/email-services-parents

February Webinars for Families Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series
  • 02/18/21:Teaching your Children to Follow Directions
    • Parents/guardians will be provided an overview of instructional control
    • Parents/guardians will review strategies to support their students with following directions
  • 03/18/21: Effectively Communicating with Your Child
  • 04/22/21: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s IndependenceThursday February 18, 2021,10 - 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 -  8 p.m.
  • Register for Teaching Your Child to Follow Directions
  Teen Depression: A Webinar for Families

You’re worried. Your child has been sad or irritable for days and doesn’t seem interested in activities they usually find fun. For 1 in 10 adolescents, it’s ‘depression’. NIMH conducts research studies to understand the causes of depression, how it’s affected by the teen brain, and the evaluation of new treatments.

 

This webinar will focus on these topics:

  • What is “major depression?”
  • Assessing depression in teens
  • How to get help
  • Treatment of depression
  • Parenting a teen with depression
  • Depression in teens and COVID-19Presented by Chana Engel who is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the Mood Brain &Development Unit at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).Friday, February 5, 2021 10– 11:30 a.m.
  • Register for Teen Depression: A Webinar for Families

 

From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

How are YOU doing? Really, how are you?

Trying to lead a family during these times can be exceedingly difficult. Children's mental health is declining, and parents are concerned about their own mental health.

  Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master.

 

This webinar will highlight:

  • What is social-emotional learning?
  • Strategies to use our children’s behavior and emotion as forms of communication.
  • Strategies to create emotional safety.
  • Strategies to recognizing and supporting personal and family strengths. Join FCPS Social Worker, Jeanne Veraska & FCPS School Psychologist, Lisa Phifer for this important webinar. February 17, 2021 6:30 - 8p.m. or February 19, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Register for Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families
Is it Over Yet? How to Help your Child Cope with the Pandemic and the Eventual Return to Normalcy: A Webinar for Families

Join licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Bateman for a webinar focused on parenting strategies to help children cope with the challenges of the pandemic.

 

Strategies include:

Important Dates

January 25 - Teacher Workday: No School For Students

February 1 - Curriculum Night - English, Social Studies, CTE

February 3 - Curriculum Night - Math, World Languages, IB DP, AVID

February 4 - Curriculum Night - Science, Fine Arts, HPE, Performing Arts, Special Education, ESOL

February 9 - CAT B Teachers Returns (Tentative)

February 15 - President’s Day Holiday

February 16 - New Bell Schedule Starts (Tentative)

February 16 - CAT B Students Return (Tentative)

February 23 - Teachers Return to Building (Tentative)

March 2 - Grades  9 and 12 Return (Tentative)

March 9 - Grades 10 and 11 Return (Tentative)

Justice Virtual Bell Schedule 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 - January 18

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A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,   

Today, we celebrate the life and achievement of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK day is designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. These last few weeks have reminded us how important that focus is in our community, our state, and our nation. As we enter this week, Dr. King’s dream of a perfect union remains at the forefront.  At Justice, our staff is committed to opportunity and access to rigorous curriculum for all.  As Michelle Obama said, "The ability to read, write and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equity; the qualifications and confidence to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table - all of that starts with education." We will continue to strive for excellence for all students. 

This week our students will have the opportunity to participate in various formats regarding current events. The first will be a school-wide social-emotional lesson on how they feel and are processing the recent events during a pandemic. The lesson will take place Thursday in first period. We are also offering additional opportunities for students to meet with clinical staff on Tuesday and Thursday all day. Students can access an open link posted on their grade level Google Classroom and no appointment is necessary. Last, our administrators, clinical staff, and equity leads will host an optional after-school session for students to further dialogue amongst a larger group. The link for this session will be posted Thursday by no later than 2PM in Google Classroom.

We want to continue to listen to our students and let them know that our school community supports their learning in a safe and caring environment.

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

In-Person Students

Last week, families who elected to return to in-person instruction, should have received an email regarding protocols, procedures and required documentation. Please be sure to read and complete any missing forms. If you did not receive the email, please contact Assistant Principal Dr. Michelle Campiglia

Parking Passes

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 13: Parking pass applications emailed to in-person seniors and their families; hard copies available in Main Office
  • January 22: Deadline to email parking pass application to Mr. Ivery, Security Specialist, at lkivery@fcps.edu; hard copies can be turned into the Main Office
  • 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.

Curriculum Fair

The Curriculum Fair Google Site is now live and is available to students and parents (students must be logged in with fcpsschools.net). The site is arranged by subject area with information on a wide variety of courses. There are videos, pictures, sample activities and projects to help students with their course selection for next year. There is also information for students on how to select courses via StudentVUE with a video tutorial and written directions.

Online Course Requests for School Year 2021-2022

The online course requests located in StudentVUE is now open for students to select their courses for next year. Students can view course information at multiple locations:

  • Curriculum Fair Google Site (must be logged in with fcpsschools.net)
    • Resources include links to the online course catalog, course selection sheet with course codes (needed to request courses), a YouTube tutorial video on how to use the StudentVUE Course Request section, as well as written directions
  • Justice Public Website – Academic Advising

 

School Counselors will be meeting individually with students starting Feb. 2, 2021.

  • Rising 12th graders – Feb 2 – English classes
  • Rising 11th graders – Feb 11 – HPE 10 classes
  • Rising 10th graders – Feb 19 – HPE 9 classes

 

School Counselors will be reaching out to students directly if they are absent from class the day that they visit. Please note that the StudentVUE online course request section will close March 12, 2021 county-wide.

Academy Virtual Open Houses

Justice students attend the following academies and these academies will be hosting a virtual open house for new/prospective students and their families. Learn about the variety of program offerings, hear directly from teachers and student ambassadors, ability to ask questions to the administrative team. Please see the information below on how to attend.

Edison Academy

Save The Date: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 6:30pm

More information will be released closer to the event. Please visit Edison Academy’s website for the most up-to-date information.

 

Fairfax Academy – Communication for the Arts

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021 at 6:30pm

BBCU Link will go live on Tues, Feb 2 at 6:15pm - https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/b5ed0f4c75f24043ae64f395bc874fa1

 

Marshall Academy – Governor’s STEM Academy

(Tentative) Thursday, Feb 4, 2021 at 6:30pm via BBCU

If you would like to be emailed about the Virtual Open House, please submit this Google Form to receive the information

 

West Potomac Academy

Monday, Feb 8, 2021 at 6:15pm

More information, including the link, will be published on the West Potomac Academy public website

Edison High School’s 11th Annual HBCU Fair (HS)

Edison’s Annual HBCU Fair will be heldon Monday, February 22, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year the fair will be heldvirtually. Colleges are still signing up, and you can reference the followingsite for a running list of participants and more information: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home.

Please note, you must be logged on toyour FCPS Google Account to access the site. Each college will present for 10minutes. After the college presentation, students will have an opportunity tomove to a supervised link to ask questions and speak with the collegerepresentative.

Exploring Postsecondary Options through the College & Career Center: A Webinar for Students and Their Families (HS)

Preparing for life after high school requires research, exploration, and planning. Student success is individualized based on achieving goals and determining the best fit and match in post secondary planning. Discover a student's potential by exploring options now!

This webinar will focus on:

Important Dates

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 (see schedule below)

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 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! 

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 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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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

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 

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