Justice Newsletter - June 30, 2019

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A Note From Principal Eck

 

Dear Justice Families,

       We hope that you are enjoying your summer break. We have been very busy at Justice tidying up the building and doing a few paint touch-ups. In addition, our field upgrades are complete. Our school is looking good.

    We are pleased to announce that Justice High School was one of 16 recipients to receive the Virginia 2019 Board of Education's Continuous Improvement Award. Congratulations to our students and staff for making Justice a great place to work and learn. Click here for more information.

      If you have any questions, please feel free to come or call the main office. Our summer hours are from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. We are happy to help.

Summer Assignments

Optional summer assignments have been provided for a handful of classes in order to provide students access to educational material prior to courses beginning in August. Assignments can be found on the Justice HS website here - https://justicehs.fcps.edu/announcements/summer-assignments.

 

Counselor Caseload Changes

As we plan for the coming year, we have a few changes to the Justice HS Student Services staff. Please join us in welcoming school counselors Megan Neforos and Jolana Roberts, who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our Justice HS team. We are also excited to share that we have adjusted our counseling caseloads. We will have eight “alpha” counselors and the school counselor caseload assignments have shifted to accommodate this change. We are committed to providing you the best possible service and the adjusted caseloads will allow counselors to provide more time to their students and families. Students who now have a different counselor due to the adjusted alphabet can be assured that counselors will work together to provide a smooth transition. In the short term, we recognize there will be a transition period. Beginning August 8, 2019, the first day counselors are available, please direct any questions or concerns to your “alpha” assigned counselor based on the new caseload assignments. Please contact Chrissy Spaulding, Director of Student Services, at caspaulding@fcps.edu with any questions. Our student services direct line is (703) 824-3922. Listed below are the new caseload assignments:

  • A-Ba: Shari Winston
  • Bb-De: Carissa Camacho
  • Df-Gue: Richeal Fretwell
  • Guf-La: Nora Covert
  • Lb-Mu: Alysha Damratowski
  • Mv-Ram: Ann Elise Schneider
  • Ran-So: Linda Hardy
  • Sp-Z: Megan Neforos
  • ESOL Level 1: Maurice Hirsh
  • Resource Counselor: Jolana Roberts
Student Services School Connectedness Focus

This year, the Student Services department focused on connecting students to a trusted adult, school activities, and community involvement. Research shows that students who have a trusted adult or feel like they are a member of the school community are more likely to come to school and graduate on time. We are proud to report that 92% of the over 200 students targeted for this goal were able to identify a trusted adult and become involved in either the school or community by the end of year. Throughout the year, counselors met with their identified students individually to help students research activities that fit their interests, connect students with coaches and club sponsors, and build supportive relationships.

 

Academic and Career Plan (ACP) Parent Verification – Rising Juniors (Class of 2021)

This year, your child continued to develop an Academic and Career Plan (ACP) that supports their current work as well as helps them plan for the future. This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools strategic plan, supports Portrait of a Graduate attributes, and is also required by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). VDOE requires that the student’s parent or guardian review this plan. When reviewing the plan with your child, you can coach him or her to make decisions about college and careers that match his or her personal strengths, interests, and goals, recognizing there are multiple pathways to success. Please have your child log into his or her ACP in Family Connection and, or if you have a Blackboard Parent View account, you can log into your account. Together, with your child, once in Naviance, click the “about me” tab and scroll down to “portfolio.” Once you click on the portfolio, you can view all of the work that has been completed by your child. Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, use this link or this Google form to complete the verification form. The completion of this form will serve as your signature. This must be completed by Wednesday, July 10, 2019. For more information about your child’s ACP, visit the ACP website.

 

ACT/SAT Registration Dates

The next ACT registration date is August 16 for the September 14 ACT test. The next SAT registration date is July 26 for the August 24 SAT test. Click here for more ACT Registration Info or here for SAT Registration Info. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu or visit the College Board SSD website at https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities/request-accommodations and the ACT Accommodations website at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/accommodations.html.

Free SAT and ACT Practice Available on Khan Academy and ACT Academy

For students who have taken or plan to take the SAT, official SAT Practice is available on Khan Academy®.  For students who have taken or plan to take the ACT, ACT Academy® is available as a free online learning tool.

Run with the Pack: Rising 9th Grade Transition Program: August 12 or 13

Our Rising 9th Grade Transition Program is scheduled for August 12 and August 13 from 8:00am-12:00pm. Students will select only one of the two dates to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Vandawalker (Assistant Principal at Justice HS) at kmvandawalke@fcps.edu or (703) 824-3900.

The program is FREE and all attendees will receive a new Justice Wolves t-shirt. To register, please fill out and submit the Google Form: https://forms.gle/M3Q2dosFMLYxN9Jc8

Important Dates

August 8 - Justice Pyramid Fair (1:00 - 4:00 PM)

August 12 or 13 - Rising 9th Grade Transition Program (please see above for more information)

August 22 - Wolfpack Welcome (4:00 - 6:00 PM): stay and watch our first scrimmage game against Fairfax High School @ 6:00 PM.

August 26 - First Day of School

August 30 - September 2 - Labor Day Weekend - Student Holiday

September 19 - Back to School Night (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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Justice Newsletter - June 9, 2019

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A Note From Principal Eck

 

Dear Justice Families,

       We had a great commencement ceremony for our graduating seniors on Friday, June 7th at Eagle Bank. Some highlights included:

  • 313 out of 432 of our seniors are first in family to attend college.
  • Approximately 1/3 of our seniors are first in family to graduate from high school.
  • 68 of our graduating seniors qualified to be full IB diploma candidates.
  • Our seniors were awarded $5 million dollars in local and national college scholarships.
  • Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintended of Fairfax County Public Schools, was our guest speaker.
  • We had 78 honor graduates. These students achieved a 4.0 or better grade point average during their 4 years at Justice High School.

     This was truly a celebration of learning. We look forward to hearing all of the great things the class of 2019 will accomplish.

     Just a reminder that this week dismissal will be at Noon on Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, June 13th, students will be dismissed at 10:15. Please see the note below regarding underclassmen final exams.

     Please call the main office at (703) 824-3900 with any questions or concerns.      

Underclassmen Final Exams

Final exams are underway for all underclassman. Exams this week are scheduled as follows: periods 1 & 3 (Monday), periods 4 & 6 (Tuesday), and periods 5 & 7 (Wednesday). The schedule for the last day of school, Thursday, June 13th will be a two hour day with dismissal at 10:10 am. Students will cycle through all seven classes on this day.

 

Attendance Phone Calls

Secondary AM attendance callouts will remain suspended through the end of the school year due to early release school schedules.  Secondary PM attendance callouts will continue to go out daily as scheduled, starting at 6 PM.

Final Grades

Final Grades will be available in SIS on Thursday and report cards will be mailed next week. FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Monday, June 10 through the remainder of this school year. Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Friday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Summer School

Registration is open for the following FCPS summer academic programs: Credit Recovery Academy, SOL Programs, Summer Online Campus High School, Career and Technical Education test preparation, and ESOL Online, and more. Please visit the Summer Learning Programs page for more information including registration deadlines. Register early to ensure space is still available. Students may see their counselor for more information.

End of Year Medication Disposal Guidelines

All medication stored in the school health room must be picked up by a parent or guardian no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Any medications which are not picked up on the last day of school will be discarded.

G Suite for Education Summer Access

G Suite for Education is available to students over the summer. All files created by, or shared with, students will continue to be available to them. Explore what your student is working on in G Suite for Education by having your student log in to his or her FCPS G Suite for Education account at home. Your student will use his or her network login credentials to access G Suite for Education. Students have the ability to reset their password using the Account Recovery service, even over the summer. However,recovery options must be set up in advance. Your student can set up those options by logging into the FCPS Account Manager. Summer is also the perfect time to revisit the rules in your household for technology and media use, and set clear expectations for your child. The FCPS Digital Citizenship website has Device Contracts and Family Media Agreements that can help you guide family conversations. There is also a free online Digital Citizenship course available for parents and their children to work through together. More information on G Suite for Education can be found on the FCPS Website.

Hope for Grieving Families

Hope For Grieving Families helps to connect and support families in the Northern Virginia area who have lost a parent or sibling.  Connecting families as a unit through fun, engaging and healing ways is a path for both parents and children to not feel so alone in their grief journey.  Events coming up in the summer and fall include a Washington Nationals Game, Yoga For Families, Swim Party, a Fashion Show Fundraiser in which kids who have lost a parent or sibling and participate in and model, and the Hope Family Fun Festival.  To sign up for events http://www.hopeforgrievingfamilies.org/events.html.

Important Dates

June 10-12 - Students dismissed at Noon.

June 13 - Last Day of School - 2 hour school day

September 19 - Back to School Night

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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Justice Newsletter - June 2, 2019

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A Note From Principal Eck

 

Dear Justice Families,

    As we approach the end of the school year, please be sure that your student has completed all of his/her assignments. Contact your student's teacher(s) with any questions or concerns. Also, please remind your student to bring his/her school issued laptop to school. We are now in the process of collecting all school issued devices.

     Dismissal procedures are somewhat different in the next two weeks for students. The week of June 3rd is the last week of school for seniors. Below is a snapshot of next week's senior exams and graduation activities. For the underclassmen, the week of June 3rd is business as usual and dismissal will be  at the regular time of 2:55 PM on Monday through Thursday. However, Friday, June 7th, is an early release day and all students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM.

     The week of June 10th - 12th, dismissal will be at Noon for underclassmen. On June 13th, students will be dismissed at 10:15. Please see the note below regarding underclassmen final exams.

     Please call the main office at (703) 824-3900 with any questions or concerns.  

    

Underclassmen Final Exams

Final Exams for underclassmen begin on Friday, June 7th with the 2nd period exam. Students will be released at 11:00 on Friday so that staff can get to Eagle Bank Arena for the Class of 2019 graduation ceremony that afternoon. Final exams continue the following week and students are released at 12:00 pm Monday, June 10th through Wednesday, June 12th. Exams that week are scheduled as follows: periods 1 & 3 (Monday), periods 4 & 6 (Tuesday), and periods 5 & 7 (Wednesday). The schedule for the last day of school, Thursday, June 13th will be a two hour day with dismissal at 10:10 am. Students will cycle through all seven classes on this day.

 

Raffles for Reserved Parking at Convocation AND Reserved Prime Seating at Graduation Close Tonight at Midnight!

 

The PTSA is holding a raffle for both RESERVED PARKING at convocation at JHS on June 6th and RESERVED PRIME SEATING at graduation at the EagleBank Arena on June 7th.

Parking can be challenging at JHS when a special event is happening. We are here to make your life easier on convocation day! Enter the raffle for reserved parking. Under "special instructions" on the payment page, please include the make, model, and license plate number of the car you will be driving.

We know EagleBank Arena provides a wonderful view for everyone. Wouldn’t it be great to have RESERVED PRIME SEATING (for six) to see YOUR graduate?

Raffle tickets are $5/each. Go to https://shop.justicehsptsa.org/. You can't win unless you play! Raffles close at midnight on June 2nd. Winners will be notified during the week of June 3rd.

All-Night Graduation Party Tickets Are Now on Sale! Tickets Are Available Now for the Class of 2019 All-Night Graduation Party!

What could be better than taking over the Providence RECenter and celebrating graduation all night with your friends? Don't miss the All-Night Grad Party! The All-Night Grad Party is part of a nationwide effort to encourage safe, alcohol- and drug-free celebrations on graduation night.

Registration: Seniors must purchase a ticket in advance; tickets are not available at the door.  The cost is $15 for each senior. Go to https://shop.justicehsptsa.org/2019-ANGP-Ticket-and-Waiver-2019-ANGP-ticket.htm. Seniors can also pick up a permission form in the main office. Versions are available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Or buy tickets in person on these dates: 

  • May 28th: During all lunches
  • June 4th: 12:30pm-2pm (during senior picnic)
  • June 5th:  11am-3pm (during senior check out)  
  • June 6th:  Immediately after Convocation until 11:30am

Highlights of the party include:

  • All-you-can-eat buffet
  • Bounce house 
  • Casino 
  • Karaoke
  • Pool party with bumper paddle boats
  • Professional magician
  • Tattoos, caricatures, photo booth
  • Wallyball and cornhole tournaments

Raffle:  Win a $250 Amazon gift card!

All-Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Volunteers Needed

 

This annual event is part of a statewide effort to provide an all-night alcohol- and drug-free party on one of the highest risk evenings of the year. 

This year’s party will have music, a casino, a magician, karaoke, swimming, bumper paddle boats, photo booth, a tattoo artist, games, lots of food, exciting prizes, and more to make graduation a night to remember!  

The ANGP requires DOZENS of parent volunteers!  Some shifts are early, some are late; there’s something for everyone.  Please sign up to help keep our seniors safe on graduation night:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaaaf2ba6f58-volunteers.

Senior Transcripts

Through the Senior Survey process, seniors indicated which college they will be attending and where Justice HS will send their final transcript. Final transcripts will be sent to colleges the week of June 10th. Seniors will receive an unofficial copy of their transcript along with the diploma at the graduation ceremony.

SIS Grade Reports/Report Cards

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Monday, June 10 through the remainder of this school year. Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Friday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m. Report cards will be sent the week of June 17th.

She Rocks The Hill

The second annual She Rocks The Hill for teenage girls and the adults in their lives will be held on July 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The program Inspires teenage girls to fearlessly use their own voices. Girls will meet members of congress and engage with their staff. Interested? Go to  sheRocksTheWorld.org to register. Seating is limited and will fill up quickly. The program is free of cost.

Course Verification Letter & Intention Form

Parents of underclassmen will be receiving a mailing which includes important information about your child’s selected courses for the 2019-2020 school year as well as the Student Intention for the Next School Year form. Only complete this form if your child will not attend Justice HS for the 2019-2020 school year. Completed forms should be returned to Student Services by Friday, June 7, 2019. All student course requests can be accessed through the SIS Parent Account. Please review these selected courses carefully with your child and should you find any errors, by Friday, June 7, 2019 please contact your child’s counselor by email or a signed and dated note explaining the error and how it should be corrected.

Planet Fitness - Students Work Out for Free

From May 15 - September 1, teens ages 15-18 work out at Planet Fitness for free! Visit any Planet Fitness location in the US and Canada. Teens under 18 must bring a parent/guardian to sign up. Once the parent/guardian waiver is signed for teens under 18, teens can workout alone. Students who are already 18 do not need a parent or guardian to be present during the sign-up process.

Going to NOVA next year? Need Help Completing the FAFSA? College Access Fairfax Can Help

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important step prior to enrolling and signing up for classes at NOVA.  Students who are U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens may complete the application with qualifying students potentially receiving up to over $6,000 in Pell Grant funding.   College Access Fairfax is an FCPS partner who can help you to complete your application.  Register at  www.collegeaccessfairfax.org for a one-hour slot to meet with a trained counselor to help you  complete your FAFSA June 18-20.

Last Day of School Bell Schedule

The schedule for the last day of school for high schools will be a 2 hour day. Information for the last day of school schedule has been updated on the standard school year calendar posted online – (https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2018-19-standard-school-year-calendar). 

Important Dates

June 5 - Last day for late buses

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena: All students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM

June 10-12 - Students dismissed at Noon.

June 13 - Last Day of School - 2 hour school day

September 19 - Back to School Night

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - May 26, 2019

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A Note From Principal Eck

 

Dear Justice Families,

     Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope that you are finding time to relax and smile. Last week was incredibly busy at Justice. We had the region quarterfinals for baseball and girls soccer, as well as the boys soccer first round regionals. In addition, our guitar and bands had their Spring concerts. Drama hosted their Thespian awards night and summer school registration night was a huge success. Next week promises to be just as busy. We are scheduled for our Spring Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, the Spring Choral Concert on Wednesday, Varsity Awards Ceremony on Thursday and Film Festival on Friday.

     Our seniors begin their final exams on Wednesday the 29th. In addition, Seniors will be able to start turning their laptop’s in Tuesday 5/28 and Wednesday 5/29.

     Everyday counts. Attendance is important. As we conclude another school year, here are some important school attendance reminders:

  • FCPS will continue to monitor your child’s attendance up to the last day of school, which is June 13. Please note earlier dates for graduating seniors.
  • Notifications will continue if your child has not arrived at school or class as expected.
  • Please continue to contact the school via the attendance line or email if your child will be absent. The school attendance contact information can be found on each school’s web page.
  • The calendar for the 2019-20 school year has been posted. Make plans to have your child back at school, ready to learn, starting on August 26!

     More information about the FCPS attendance policy will be available at the start of the new school year.

     Have a fantastic rest of your long weekend! See you Tuesday.

Seat Belt Awareness Campaign

One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. On Tuesday, May 28th. FCPD will  be conducting a seat belt awareness campaign during our morning arrival. FCPD will be setting up a checkpoint at the entrance of the parking lot to check for seat belt adherence. As drivers/passengers pull into the parking lot, they will receive a Slurpee voucher if found in compliance. The entire event should be from 7:20 - 8:00 AM. The purpose of this event is not to give out enforcement tickets but rather reinforce the importance of seat belt safety.  

Wolf Time Lesson

This week our final Wolf Time lesson for the year will be held on Tuesday and students will be presented with some tips to prepare for their upcoming final exams. The seniors will participate in a senior meeting during Wolf Time to hear reminders to help get them through these last two weeks of school and prepare for all of the activities which will occur the final week of school, culminating with graduation and the All Night Grad Party.

All-Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Volunteers Needed

Each year, the PTSA fundraises all year to pay for an All-Night Graduation Party (ANGP) for seniors on the night of their graduation. This annual event is part of a statewide effort to provide an all-night alcohol- and drug-free party on one of the highest risk evenings of the year. A large amount of planning and expense is required to provide the venue, food, security and entertainment for this event.  We also count on the help of DOZENS of parent volunteers to provide the security and supervision required by the county. For families of seniors, graduation weekend is often complicated by events, celebrations, last-minute errands and houseguests.  For this reason, we appeal to the families of underclassmen to help staff the party.  The good news is that graduation is on a Friday this year! Some shifts are early, some are late; there’s something for everyone.  Please sign up to help keep our seniors safe on graduation night:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaaaf2ba6f58-volunteers.

Spring Junior Unit

On May 28th and 29th, Student Services will be going into junior history classes to share tips with students about to navigate the Rising Seniors’ Next Steps Google Site to learn about necessary steps to take to pursue their post-secondary plans. Students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the site so please review together with your child. During the lesson, students will learn more about the JHS Senior Packet, internal processes for requesting transcripts, and what steps they need to be taking now depending on their post high school plans.

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education Lesson - Juniors

The Student Safety and Wellness (SSAW) Office has partnered with the Office of Pre K-12 Curriculum & Instruction to design a 90-minute Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education lesson. This lesson will meet the School Board requirement for alcohol, tobacco, and drug education for 11th grade students. Topics addressed by this lesson include, but are not limited to, opioids; alcohol; vaping; marijuana; physical, emotional, and social impacts; as well as community resources. The junior class will be presented this lesson on Friday, May 31st (rescheduled from January).

Scholarship Opportunity - Rising Seniors

The Posse  Scholarship Self Nomination Form is now open for students to submit (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form).  We have 10 allotted nominations for this scholarship. Nominations close on Sunday 06/09/19 @ 11:59pm. Criteria for Posse (includes excellence and leadership and academics) - https://www.possefoundation.org/.

 

Academic and Career Plan (ACP) Parent Verification - Juniors

This year, your child continued to develop an Academic and Career Plan (ACP) that supports their current work as well as helps them plan for the future. This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools strategic plan, supports Portrait of a Graduate attributes, and is also required by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). VDOE requires that the student’s parent or guardian review this plan. When reviewing the plan with your child, you can coach him or her to make decisions about college and careers that match his or her personal strengths, interests, and goals, recognizing there are multiple pathways to success. Please have your child log into his or her ACP in Family Connection and, or if you have a Blackboard Parent View account, you can log into your account. Together, with your child, once in Naviance, click the “about me” tab and scroll down to “portfolio.” Once you click on the portfolio, you can view all of the work that has been completed by your child. Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, use this link or this Google form to complete the verification form. The completion of this form will serve as your signature. This must be completed by Wednesday, July 10, 2019. For more information about your child’s ACP, visit the ACP website.

Course Verification Letter & Intention Form

Parents of underclassmen will be receiving a mailing which includes important information about your child’s selected courses for the 2019-2020 school year as well as the Student Intention for the Next School Year form. Only complete this form if your child will not attend Justice HS for the 2019-2020 school year. Completed forms should be returned to Student Services by Friday, June 7, 2019. All student course requests can be accessed through the SIS Parent Account. Please review these selected courses carefully with your child and should you find any errors, by Friday, June 7, 2019 please contact your child’s counselor by email or a signed and dated note explaining the error and how it should be corrected.

Planet Fitness - Students Work Out for Free

From May 15 - September 1, teens ages 15-18 work out at Planet Fitness for free! Visit any Planet Fitness location in the US and Canada. Teens under 18 must bring a parent/guardian to sign up. Once the parent/guardian waiver is signed for teens under 18, teens can workout alone. Students who are already 18 do not need a parent or guardian to be present during the sign-up process.

Deadline Extended! Washington Korean Women’s Society Scholarship

The Washington Korean Women’s Society (WKWS) would like to award five (5) $1,000 scholarships to Fairfax County Public School seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2019. This is a one-time award. The scholarship application and more information is available on Naviance Student in the “Scholarships” section. The deadline has been extended to May 29, 2019.

Going to NOVA next year? Need Help Completing the FAFSA? College Access Fairfax Can Help

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important step prior to enrolling and signing up for classes at NOVA.  Students who are U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens may complete the application with qualifying students potentially receiving up to over $6,000 in Pell Grant funding.   College Access Fairfax is an FCPS partner who can help you to complete your application.  Register at  www.collegeaccessfairfax.org for a one-hour slot to meet with a trained counselor to help you  complete your FAFSA June 18-20.

Graduation Parade

We will be participating in a Graduation Parade at two of our pyramid elementary schools. Seniors who choose to be a part of the parade will walk through the elementary school halls in their cap and gowns on Monday, June 3rd from 11:30-12:30. Transportation will be provided. Students must see Ms. O’Callaghan in I-147 for a permission slip and register for the event through the form on the Class of 2019 Google Classroom page by Friday, May 24th. In order to participate, students must have all dues and fines cleared prior to June 3.

Last Day of School Bell Schedule

The schedule for the last day of school for high schools will be a 2 hour day. Information for the last day of school schedule has been updated on the standard school year calendar posted online – (https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2018-19-standard-school-year-calendar). 

Important Dates

May 28 & 29 - Senior Laptop Collection

June 3 & 4 - Underclassman Laptop Collection

June 5 - Last day for late buses

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena 

June 13 - Last Day of School - 2 hour school day

September 19 - Back to School Night

 

Final Exam schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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Justice Newsletter - May 19, 2019

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A Note From Principal Eck

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele

 

Dear Justice Families,

     Happy Sunday! Monday will be the last day of the first round of SOLs. This will allow us to focus on students who were absent or are eligible for a retake. If you have any questions, please call your student’s counselor. They can assist you with scores and other information.

     Last week you should have received an email from fcpssurvey@fcps.edu with a link to the FCPS Calendar Survey. We encourage you to check your email for the survey and complete it at as soon as possible. The deadline to complete the survey is Thursday, May 23.

     Have a great rest of your weekend!

Wolf Time Lesson

We return to our regular bell schedule this week and will kick off the week on Monday with an end of year reflection during Wolf Time. Students will review their grades, attendance, and progress made towards their academic SMART goal that they developed at the beginning of the year during Wolf Time. This goal is a piece of the Academic Career Plan in Naviance Student, which students access via their FCPS 24-7 learning site. Parents can view their student’s account through FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.

Graduation Parade

We will be participating in a Graduation Parade at two of our pyramid elementary schools. Seniors who choose to be a part of the parade will walk through the elementary school halls in their cap and gowns on Monday, June 3rd from 11:30-12:30. Transportation will be provided. Students must see Ms. O’Callaghan in I-147 for a permission slip and register for the event through the form on the Class of 2019 Google Classroom page by Friday, May 24th. In order to participate, students must have all dues and fines cleared prior to June 3.

All-Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Volunteers Needed

Each year, the PTSA fundraises all year to pay for an All-Night Graduation Party (ANGP) for seniors on the night of their graduation. This annual event is part of a statewide effort to provide an all-night alcohol- and drug-free party on one of the highest risk evenings of the year. A large amount of planning and expense is required to provide the venue, food, security and entertainment for this event.  We also count on the help of DOZENS of parent volunteers to provide the security and supervision required by the county. For families of seniors, graduation weekend is often complicated by events, celebrations, last-minute errands and houseguests.  For this reason, we appeal to the families of underclassmen to help staff the party.  The good news is that graduation is on a Friday this year! Some shifts are early, some are late; there’s something for everyone.  Please sign up to help keep our seniors safe on graduation night:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaaaf2ba6f58-volunteers.

Summer School Registration Night

We will be holding a summer school registration night on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Justice HS library. Registration is open for the following FCPS summer academic programs: Credit Recovery Academy, SOL Programs, Summer Online Campus High School, Career and Technical Education test preparation, and ESOL Online, and more. Please visit the Summer Learning Programs page for more information including registration deadlines. Register early to ensure space is still available. Students may see their counselor for more information.

FCPS Back2Fairfax Seminar: Growing Our Future Operational Employees for IT and Trade Careers

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Back2Fairfax Seminar at the Gatehouse Administration Center Cafe on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This event will give our current high school seniors, FCPS graduates, and current FCPS employees an opportunity to hear from existing operational employees in our Information Technology (IT), Facilities, Transportation, and Construction offices. Participants will attend breakout sessions to include the following topics: resume essentials; preparing for an interview; supporting and repairing computer hardware, AV equipment, and software applications in our schools and offices; and FCPS trade careers such as carpenters, roofers, electricians, and HVAC technicians. There will also be networking time for visiting exhibitor booths from Apple Federal Credit Union, Benefit Services, Client Services, Food Services, Lord Fairfax Community College for Trade Careers, Salary Services, and Transportation. Registration link: https://back2fairfaxoperationaljobs.eventbrite.com

Scholarship Opportunity - Rising Seniors

The Posse  Scholarship Self Nomination Form is now open for students to submit (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form).  We have 10 allotted nominations for this scholarship. Nominations close on Sunday 06/09/19 @ 11:59pm. Criteria for Posse (includes excellence and leadership and academics) - https://www.possefoundation.org/.

 

CONNECTING STUDENTS TO HEALTHCARE SERVICES

The Enrollment Coordinator, Anna Martinez, from Partnership for Healthier Kids will be at Justice High School once a month to assist students with enrollment into healthcare services. The first date she will be at Justice:

 

Date:       May 21, 2019

Time:        8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:  I-150 Students Services Conference Room

 

Documentation for guardians to bring: Proof of ID, Proof of Residency, Proof of Income Earned and Unearned

Every child deserves to attend school healthy and ready to learn. Partnership for Healthier Kids (PHK) is one of several community health-improvement initiatives of Inova's Community Services Division. Partnership for Healthier Kids is designed to identify uninsured children and connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare services through programs like Medicaid, CHIP and local safety net providers.

Last Late Bus Day

Wednesday, June 5th will be the last late bus day for the school year.

Last Day of School Bell Schedule

The schedule for the last day of school for high schools will be a 2 hour day. Information for the last day of school schedule has been updated on the standard school year calendar posted online – (https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2018-19-standard-school-year-calendar). 

Important Dates

May 21 - PTSA Meeting

May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday

May 28 & 29 - Senior Laptop Collection

June 3 & 4 - Underclassman Laptop Collection

June 5 - Last day for late buses

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena 

June 13 - Last Day of School - 2 hour school day

September 19 - Back to School Night

 

The Standards of Learning testing schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

IB testing schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

Final Exam schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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A Note From Principal Eck

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss

 

Dear Justice Families,

     We had a wonderful week celebrating our teachers. Your children wrote the nicest thank you notes on Thankful Thursday. Our teachers felt very much appreciated.

    As we continue to prepare our students for their end of course exams, our teachers are conducting extensive reviews to ensure that students are ready and perform at their best. Please be sure that your student arrives to school on time. If at all possible, please schedule all appointments after-school hours.

     Have a great rest of your weekend!  

School Issued Laptop Collection

The end of the school year is right around the corner and soon we will ask students to return their school issued devices.  On May 28th and 29th seniors will be given a time slot to come down to F114 to return their laptop and receive a signature on their cap & gown checkout form. All underclassmen will return their computers via a designated class on June 3rd and 4th. Freshman and Sophomores will return their laptops their HPE class, while Juniors will return their laptops via their English class. If students have lost their computer or fail to turn in their computer by June 13th they will be charged a lost laptop fee of $355. If your child is taking a summer course or needs the computer for summer coursework please reach out to their counselor for summer laptop pick up instructions.

Summer School Registration Night

We will be holding a summer school registration night on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Justice HS library. Registration is open for the following FCPS summer academic programs: Credit Recovery Academy, SOL Programs, Summer Online Campus High School, Career and Technical Education test preparation, and ESOL Online, and more. Please visit the Summer Learning Programs page for more information including registration deadlines. Register early to ensure space is still available. Students may see their counselor for more information.

Community Service Hours - Last Call for Seniors!

Service hours for seniors must be logged in x2VOL by May 13th to be eligible for the Service Learning Cord to wear at graduation (40 hour requirement) or for the Board of Education's Excellence in Civics Education Seal (50 hour requirement, in addition to other criteria) on the diploma. Students may access their x2VOL account through their Family Connection account (accessed through Blackboard). Once in Family Connection, on the left side of the screen under resources, students can click “x2VOL” . The first time students use the program, they will need to complete their profile.

Beacon College Summer for Success Program

Beacon College is still accepting applications for their Summer for Success program.  This 3-week summer immersion experience prepares students with LD/ADHD for the transition to college with personalized, strategic coursework as well as off-campus activities, while living on campus in Leesburg, FL with other students who learn differently. Click HERE for a complete, detailed program description and a typical day’s schedule. Scholarships for the Summer for Success program are available for students in need, but they should apply early for first-come first-serve consideration. For questions or assistance, call 855-220-5376 or email admissions@beaconcollege.edu.

List of Colleges and Universities Still Accepting Applications

Do you know a high school senior who is still looking for the right college fit for the fall? The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has released their annual list of colleges and universities that are still accepting applications from prospective freshmen or transfer students for the fall of 2019. 

Students and families are encouraged to use this tool to search colleges from across the United States that still have space available. Users may narrow down the list of schools by state and also view whether a school still has financial aid, to include scholarships, as well as unfilled housing. It is recommended that students and families contact their school counselor and career center specialist with any questions.  

FCPS Back2Fairfax Seminar: Growing Our Future Operational Employees for IT and Trade Careers

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Back2Fairfax Seminar at the Gatehouse Administration Center Cafe on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This event will give our current high school seniors, FCPS graduates, and current FCPS employees an opportunity to hear from existing operational employees in our Information Technology (IT), Facilities, Transportation, and Construction offices. Participants will attend breakout sessions to include the following topics: resume essentials; preparing for an interview; supporting and repairing computer hardware, AV equipment, and software applications in our schools and offices; and FCPS trade careers such as carpenters, roofers, electricians, and HVAC technicians. There will also be networking time for visiting exhibitor booths from Apple Federal Credit Union, Benefit Services, Client Services, Food Services, Lord Fairfax Community College for Trade Careers, Salary Services, and Transportation. Registration link: https://back2fairfaxoperationaljobs.eventbrite.com

CONNECTING STUDENTS TO HEALTHCARE SERVICES

The Enrollment Coordinator, Anna Martinez, from Partnership for Healthier Kids will be at Justice High School once a month to assist students with enrollment into healthcare services. The first date she will be at Justice:

 

Date:       May 21, 2019

Time:        8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:  I-150 Students Services Conference Room

 

Documentation for guardians to bring: Proof of ID, Proof of Residency, Proof of Income Earned and Unearned

Every child deserves to attend school healthy and ready to learn. Partnership for Healthier Kids (PHK) is one of several community health-improvement initiatives of Inova's Community Services Division. Partnership for Healthier Kids is designed to identify uninsured children and connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare services through programs like Medicaid, CHIP and local safety net providers.

Sports Physicals at Justice HS

The Justice High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals on Thursday, May 16, 2019. This successfully completed physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, weight-room workouts) for the 2019-2020 school year.  Sports physicals are required for all students who intend to participate in high school sports.

 

This event is a fundraiser for the Justice High School Athletic Training Department and goes to support the athletes at Justice High School. The cost of the physicals is $50 when you register online. You can register by clicking the following link: Register for sports physicals at Justice High School

Important Dates

May 21 - PTSA Meeting

May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena 

September 19 - Back to School Night

 

The Standards of Learning testing schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

IB testing schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

Final Exam schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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A Note From Principal Eck

"The best thing about being a teacher it that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day." - Todd Whitaker

 

Dear Justice Families,

    This week is teacher appreciation week. We have daily treats planned for our wonderful staff members, one of which includes a lunch catered by PTSA on Wednesday. We appreciate all of your support.     

     Monday marks the start of our Standards of Learning on-line end of course testing. Please make sure that your student gets lots of sleep. Just a reminder that students need to bring their laptop with power charger to school.  

     Have a great rest of your weekend!

School Issued Laptop Collection

The end of the school year is right around the corner and soon we will ask students to return their school issued devices.  On May 28th and 29th seniors will be given a time slot to come down to F114 to return their laptop and receive a signature on their cap & gown checkout form. All underclassmen will return their computers via a designated class on June 3rd and 4th. Freshman and Sophomores will return their laptops their HPE class, while Juniors will return their laptops via their English class. If students have lost their computer or fail to turn in their computer by June 13th they will be charged a lost laptop fee of $355. If your child is taking a summer course or needs the computer for summer coursework please reach out to their counselor for summer laptop pick up instructions.

Kiss and Ride

 

The safety and security of our students and staff is a priority at Justice High School.  This includes the drop-off and pick up of students before and after the school day.  In order to maintain and enhance a safe and secure environment at Justice, there is a safe and efficient designated Student Drop-off and Pick-up location. This location is in the rear of the school near the football stadium. It can be accessed by the rear driveway entrance from Peace Valley Lane, between Diamond Drive  and Cheryl Drive. This area is marked by signs indicating “Student Drop-off”. Please refer to the picture above for additional guidance.

 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance in this important matter.

Adult HS Information Session and On Site Registration

Counselors from the Adult HS at Plum Center (day program) and Justice HS (night program) will be at Justice HS on Thursday, May 9th to provide information about their programming and register students for the 2019-2020 school year. Adult HS is open to students 18 years and older. Students may contact their school counselor for more information.

May Workshops at the Parent Resource Center

 Register for Parent Resource Center Workshops

Digital Citizenship: Tips for Parents (Friday, May 10, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.) As parents in the digital age, being aware, alert and involved in your children’s use of the internet is crucial. What else can you do to keep your child safe on the internet? Digital Citizenship can be described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior, its positive and negative impact on self and others, with regard to technology use. It is important for parents to help their child become safe, ethical, responsible and respectful digital citizens. Join the PRC for this workshop to learn necessary supports so all students have a safe online space in which to learn healthy, and respectful technology use at home and school. Richard Stegman, Andrea Jones and Erika Deem, members of the FCPS Digital Citizenship team will present this workshop for all parents.

 

Emergency Preparedness for Parents of Students with Disabilities (Friday, May 17, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon). For the millions of Americans with disabilities, natural and human-made disasters present a substantial challenge. Fairfax County’s Office of Emergency Management is committed to the inclusion of all by spreading the message of preparedness to its residents with disabilities and access and functional needs. Join the Office of Emergency Management for a discussion on emergency preparedness for your family, plans that exist in Fairfax County for evacuation and sheltering, and accommodations that might be needed during an emergency for your child.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Virginia Head Start Alumni, High School Senior, Scholarship is open to high school seniors who were former Virginia Head Start students. He or she must plan to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited two or four-year College or technical school.  This scholarship for $1000 is sponsored by the Virginia Head Start Association. Click this link to get more information on this scholarship.   https://vahsa.memberclicks.net/virginia-head-start-alumni-high-school-senior-scholarship

 

Coast to Coast College Tour - Washington, DC Information Session (for Students/Families/Counselors)

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 07:00 PM

Where: Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

Visit the website or contact questions@coasttocoasttour.org. The Coast to Coast College Tour is a joint travel partnership bringing together admissions representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. We travel together because each of our institutions practices a holistic admissions process in a highly selective environment. This program will provide you with the opportunity to learn about each individual institution, receive insight on navigating the selective admissions process, and the ability to connect with representatives from each institution.

Bike to School Day - May 8th

Justice High School will participate in Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools. May is National Bike Month. Biking helps us feel energized, engage with our neighbors, and reduce our carbon footprint. Not only does biking to school help foster lifelong healthy habits, but it can also encourage active transportation in the early-life stage. Students are encouraged to bike or walk to school.

Learn more about Bike to School Day

2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes; Notable Dates

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, FCPS’ 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar has changed and Friday, August 30, is now a holiday for students. In addition, the Board voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.

Other notable dates include the first day of school, August 26; Thanksgiving break, November 27-29; Winter break, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020; and the last day of school, June 12, 2020. See the 2019-20 school year calendar

 

It is time to register for the Justice High: Run with the Wolves (formerly Raider Run).

This fun, family-friendly race is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at 9am. All funds support the Justice High School Athletic Boosters.

Register here:

https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/justice

Pre-registration will make check-in easier. You will pick up your race bib and t-shirt on site at Justice starting at 7:45 am. You can also register on race day from 7:45 to 8:45am at Justice High School, but there will be lines!

The race course begins at the Justice athletic field then winds its way through Lake Barcroft’s and surrounding neighborhood streets. Each participant will receive a quality t-shirt. Grab your family, neighbors, and friends and join us!

NEW THIS YEAR -Fun Run and Baby Race (Kids 0 to 10)

Kids, gear up for an 800 meter Fun Run around the Wolves Stadium! The fun run race begins at 10:15 sharp, and proceeds two full laps around the track. New this year: Let the babies in on the fun! Bring your crawler for a 20-foot crawling sprint. The Baby Race will start at the completion of the Fun Run. Prizes will be awarded! Free, but you can purchase a t-shirts! Sign up at the registration table before 10AM.

AND The BC7RC Fitness Fair will be happening at the same time. Plan to spend some time talking to our neighborhoods fitness experts and learn some new things! They will be available until 11:00 am on the field.

Concessions will also be open, so plan to have your breakfast and support Justice High School Athletic Boosters!

CONNECTING STUDENTS TO HEALTHCARE SERVICES

The Enrollment Coordinator, Anna Martinez, from Partnership for Healthier Kids will be at Justice High School once a month to assist students with enrollment into healthcare services. The first date she will be at Justice:

 

Date:       May 21, 2019

Time:        8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:  I-150 Students Services Conference Room

 

Documentation for guardians to bring: Proof of ID, Proof of Residency, Proof of Income Earned and Unearned

Every child deserves to attend school healthy and ready to learn. Partnership for Healthier Kids (PHK) is one of several community health-improvement initiatives of Inova's Community Services Division. Partnership for Healthier Kids is designed to identify uninsured children and connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare services through programs like Medicaid, CHIP and local safety net providers.

Sports Physicals at Justice HS

The Justice High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals on Thursday, May 16, 2019. This successfully completed physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, weight-room workouts) for the 2019-2020 school year.  Sports physicals are required for all students who intend to participate in high school sports.

 

This event is a fundraiser for the Justice High School Athletic Training Department and goes to support the athletes at Justice High School. The cost of the physicals is $50 when you register online. You can register by clicking the following link: Register for sports physicals at Justice High School

Important Dates

May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6 - SOL Testing Begins

May 21 - PTSA Meeting

May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena 

September 19 - Back to School Night

 

The Standards of Learning testing schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

IB testing schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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A Note From Principal Eck

"Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years ." - Unknown

 

Dear Justice Families,

      

We had another successful prom on Friday night and the staff at Army Navy Country Club commented again this year about how respectful and thoughtful our students are. They make us proud! A huge shout out to the Justice staff who came out to support the set up and clean up, and chaperoned during the dance. It was a lovely night all around.

With end-of-the-year tests fast approaching, this week, our staff and students will participate in a fun and active Stress Less, Laugh More Week! Every day has its own theme to help students think about and prepare for the end of year stresses of school.

Spirit Days are as follows:

  • Mellow Monday - Dress up in sweatpants
  • Sunshine Tuesday - Wear yellow
  • Workout Wednesday - Wear fitness/workout gear
  • Superhero Thursday - Dress up as a superhero or wear a superhero t-shirt 
  • Friday Spirit Wear - Show school spirit by wearing your favorite Justice Wolves gear

Have a happy Sunday! We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.      

Positivity Project

With it being the last P2 lesson leading into the SOLs, we are focusing on the "Other People Matter" mindset. Classes will discuss the importance of celebrating others and students will write thank you notes to teachers in anticipation of teacher appreciation week.

Honor Roll

The 3rd quarter honor roll ceremony for “All A” student recipients will be in the auditorium on Monday, April 29th during Wolf Time from 10:42-11:12 a.m. Parents are invited to attend, however the ceremony will be brief. Students will view a live fine arts presentation and hear some words of wisdom from a staff guest speaker. Once the ceremony ends, students can grab a donut!

Volunteers Needed for IB exams

The Justice High School community is so very grateful for your continuous support of our students. We need that same support to finish out the year by finding volunteers to help our IB Coordinator oversee the IB final exams. Right now we need volunteers to cover the following dates:

 

Tues, 5/7 - 3 volunteers

Wed, 5/8 - 5 volunteers

Thurs, 5/9 - 3 volunteers

Fri, 5/10 - 1 volunteer

Mon, 5/13 - 5 volunteers

Tues, 5/14 - 7 volunteers

Wed, 5/15 - 1 volunteer

Thurs, 5/16 - 2 volunteers

Fri, 5/17 - 2 volunteers

Mon, 5/20 - 4 voluntters

Tues, 5/21 - 8 volunteers

Wed, 5/22 - 3 volunters

Thurs, 5//23 - 1 volunteer

Fri, 5/24 - 1 volunteer

 

No experience necessary. We just need you to be there to escort students to the bathroom, answer simple questions, hand out tissues, etc. If you are able to help, please visit the link below and sign up. For questions, please contact Elisabeth Freed at eleafreed@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your support!

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d49a5a82ba46-may2019

SOL Testing Information

     Our 2nd Super Saturday was a success this weekend and we will have two more sessions of May 4th and May 11th so that students may receive test prep leading up to SOLs. This week during Wolf Time students will receive information about our upcoming SOL testing window. SOL schedules will be sent to student fcpsschools.net email accounts by April 30th. Please encourage your child to review their schedule and contact their counselor or Ms. Terry in H-135 if they have any questions.

     During the SOL window from May 6th – May 17th our bell schedule will change. During SOL’s the first block of the day is longer (125 minutes) and there is no return time. On four days we will begin the day with 6th or 7th period and will end with 1st or 2nd period (flip-flop schedule). This is done to balance instructional time so that students don't always miss the same class if testing. All students MUST bring their school-issued laptop and charger to each SOL test.  Students cannot use their own personal laptops. We will have computers and chargers in all test locations for all students on the Opt-out List who do not have school-issued laptops or chargers.

     No personal electronic device is allowed in the testing room (this includes: iPads, smartwatches with internet/camera, cell phones, and any other device that beeps or makes sound). Students are encouraged to get a good night’s sleep on the night before their tests and to eat breakfast on the morning of their tests.

     It is also important to note that the morning attendance telephone calls, texts and e-mails for reporting student absences will not occur for middle and high schools during AP, IB and SOL testing from Monday, April 29, 2019 through Friday, June 7, 2019. Students involved in testing are often in designated testing sites within the school during the normal attendance-taking time, so morning attendance notifications will be suspended. The evening attendance notifications will remain in place.

Updates for Seniors

Future Signing Day - May 1st

May 1 is National College Decision Day, the deadline for seniors to pick their college. We will be celebrating this special day on Wednesday during all lunches where seniors will be invited to grab a donut and share with us their post high school plans to help create a fun bulletin board which will showcase the accomplishments of our seniors.

 

Senior Surveys

This week, our seniors will complete the Senior Survey process in which they indicate their post high school plans, including which college they will be attending and where Justice HS will send their final transcript. Students will also indicate if they would like their post-high school plans included in the graduation issue of the "The Verdict" and they will provide feedback on Student Services programming. Counselors will be following up with students who do not complete the survey this week.

 

Community Service Hours Senior Deadline  - May 3rd

Service hours for seniors must be logged in x2VOL by May 3rd to be eligible for the Service Learning Cord to wear at graduation (40 hour requirement) or for the Board of Education's Excellence in Civics Education Seal (50 hour requirement, in addition to other criteria) on the diploma. Students may access their x2VOL account through their Family Connection account (accessed through Blackboard). Once in Family Connection, on the left side of the screen under resources, students can click “x2VOL” . The first time students use the program, they will need to complete their profile.

 

Graduation Week Updates

By now, parents of seniors should have received the Senior Letter which was sent via US Mail. If you did not receive your copy, please reach out to your child’s counselor. Due to the timing of Eid al-Fitr, we have made some adjustments to the activities which will take place during graduation week. The mandatory convocation and graduation rehearsal will now take place on Tuesday, June 4th at 2:00 pm and will be preceded by the senior picnic at 12:30 pm. The senior check out has been moved to Wednesday, June 5th from 11:00 am -3:00 pm. Students who will be observing Eid al-Fitr may contact their counselor to request a check out appointment time on Monday, June 3rd. All requests must be submitted by Friday, May 10th. The remaining activities for the week will occur as schedule. Requests for accessible seating at Convocation for individuals with disabilities and their companion can be made through the student’s counselor.

Updates for Juniors

College Planning Workshops for Juniors

Student Services is hosting workshops on Wednesdays at 3:00 in the cafeteria to help juniors get started this spring and be ready to apply to college in the fall. Each interactive workshop features a different topic and students are encouraged to bring their laptop to participate in the activities. Snacks will be provided!

  • Wednesday, May 1 - Exploring colleges and creating your list
  • Wednesday, May 8 - College essays and letters of recommendation
  • Wednesday, May 15 - Paying for college - financial aid and scholarships

 

Junior Parent Coffee

Parents of current juniors are invited to join us for a Junior Parent Coffee on Friday, May 10th from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Career Center in the library (J207H).  We will be discussing the college process and will focus on dispelling misconceptions parents may encounter. Topics will include the college search and application process, financial aid, and ways to prepare for senior year. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Alicia Grande at agrande@fcps.edu.

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Run With The Wolves - 5K - Register HERE!

The Justice High School's annual 5K run will take place at the Jerry Fauls Stadium on Saturday, May 11 at 9 AM. There will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run for youngsters and parents. Additionally, there will be numerous local businesses promoting their fitness programs.

5K Run Prices

$15 for Justice Pyramid students, faculty, teachers ($20 day of race)

$25 for all other racers ($30 day of race)

 

Please come out and support Justice’s athletes and have fun!

Sports Physicals at Justice HS

The Justice High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals on Thursday, May 16, 2019. This successfully completed physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, weight-room workouts) for the 2019-2020 school year.  Sports physicals are required for all students who intend to participate in high school sports.

 

This event is a fundraiser for the Justice High School Athletic Training Department and goes to support the athletes at Justice High School. The cost of the physicals is $50 when you register online. You can register by clicking the following link: Register for sports physicals at Justice High School

Tuesday Dinner Out for Wolfpack Theatre

Eat out with Justice friends at Clare & Don's this Tuesday - 10% of all dine-in food sales will be donated to the Wolfpack Theatre Boosters. Just tell your server you are there for the theatre fundraiser! Contact us with questions at justicewolfpacktheatre@gmail.com. 

Where: Clare & Don's Beach Shack in Falls Church City

             (130 N. Washington St.)

When: Tuesday, April 30, 5:00-8:30 p.m. 

National School Nurse Day - May 8th

Please joins us in thanking our Public Health Nurse, Shannon Luisa, and our School Health Assistant, Cody Barron, for their daily contributions to our students’ health and learning. The knowledge and expertise of the school health team are invaluable in addressing the wide range of health concerns that may affect the student’s ability to learn. Our PHNs and SHAs take on multiple roles each and every day in their desire to help all students succeed. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to FCPS students!.

Children's Mental Health Day

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Healthy Minds Fairfax and the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative are hosting an Open House recognizing National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Learn about new programs in our community being offered to address children’s mental health challenges. The event features speakers, events for children, professionals, and adults, and will be held at the Merrifield Center from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health and reinforces that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. Click here for more information!

Important Dates

April 29 - May 3 - Stress Less Laugh More Week

May 3 - IB Testing Begins

May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6 - SOL Testing Begins

May 21 - PTSA Meeting

May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena 

September 19 - Back to School Night

 

The Standards of Learning testing schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

IB testing schedule is available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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A Note From Principal Eck

"Don't let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

 

Dear Justice Families,

        

      Welcome back!  I hope you enjoyed your spring break and are ready to jump right into the last eight weeks of the 2018-19 school year. This is a busy time for our students. During this week's Wolf Time lesson, seniors will have a meeting to discuss our end of year events including Prom and graduation activities. Our underclassmen will hear about ways to stay busy this summer, including summer school as well as opportunities to begin exploring colleges and careers. Students will be reminded of the opportunities posted in Naviance (accessed through Blackboard) under Colleges > Enrichment and how they can track their community service hours in x2VOL which is also found in Naviance.

     Please be sure that your student is on track to finish strong. If you have any questions, please contact his/her teacher and/or counselor. We are always happy to help.

     Enjoy the rest of your break. We look forward to seeing our students on Monday.

      

Attendance Recognition

This coming week, we will recognize  students with perfect attendance in the third quarter. Congratulations to them. Everyday counts.

 

 

 

 

Honor Roll

The 3rd quarter honor roll ceremony for “All A” student recipients will be in the auditorium on Monday, April 29th during Wolf Time from 10:42-11:12 a.m. Parents are invited to attend, however the ceremony will be brief. Students will view a live fine arts presentation and hear some words of wisdom from a staff guest speaker. Once the ceremony ends, students can grab a donut!

Volunteers Needed for IB exams

It's that time of year when Justice High School needs your help. We will need LOTS of volunteers for the May IB exams. Most of the exams are held in the auxiliary gym. It's an easy way to help the Justice community - help collect the exams, escort students to the bathroom, hand out tissues, answer general questions, etc. If you have questions, please contact Elisabeth Freed at eleafreed@gmail.com. Please click here to sign up.  Thanks, in advance, for your support.

SOL Testing Reminders

This is just a reminder, that during the SOL testing window, all students need to bring their FCPS issued laptop and charger to school. If a student has opted out of an FCPS issued device, he/she will be given one to use for testing.

If you lost your charger, please be sure to communicate this information with your administrator. This will better prepare us in ensuring that all students are able to take their designated test on the designated date.

Urban Alliance Internship Opportunity

We have a few spots left for our Urban Alliance High School Internship Prep Program, which is open to current sophomores to apply for next school year. Students will participate in paid professional development trainings after school during their junior year. They will also receive yearlong one-on-one mentorship, post high school planning assistance, and will transition to a paid professional internship for senior year. The application can be found here  http://bit.ly/HippApplication19. Students may contact their school counselor for more information.

School Food Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

ACT/SAT Registration Dates

The next ACT registration date is May 3 for the June 8 ACT test. The next SAT registration date is May 3 for the June 1 SAT test. Click here for more ACT Registration Info or here for SAT Registration Info. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu or visit the College Board SSD website at https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities/request-accommodations and the ACT Accommodations website at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/accommodations.html.

Trade School Career Fair

Going to college is only one option. Learn about different opportunities in a variety of trade industries, including HVAC, commercial driving, healthcare, construction, college security, technology, and more.

This event is for teens and young adults. Some of these employers are looking to hire now. Registration is now open. When: Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m.−2:30 p.m. Where: John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Dr., Alexandria. For more information, visit the event webpage or see the event flyer.

High School Students Invited to Fairfax County 2019 Teen Job Fairs: Final Job Fair Will Be at Mount Vernon High School on April 27

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of five teen job fairs and résumé-building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and résumé-building workshops will be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The final job fair will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Mount Vernon High School from 10 a.m. to noon.

Learn more about the teen job fairs.

Important Dates

April 29 - May 3 - Stress Less Laugh More Week - look for more info in next week's newsletter

May 3 - IB Testing Begins

May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6 - SOL Testing Begins

May 21 - PTSA Meeting

May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena - Mark your calendar

September 19 - Back to School Night

 

Our Standards of Learning testing schedule is now available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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Justice Newsletter - April 12, 2019

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A Note From Principal Eck

"I never lose. I either win or learn." - Nelson Mandela

Happy Spring Break! Remember, School is Closed Next Week -- April 15-19

 

Dear Justice Families,

        

      On behalf of the faculty and staff, we wish you a happy and safe spring break. Please take time to enjoy family and friends. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on April 22nd.    

      When we get back, it will be time to get down to business as we enter the second week of the fourth quarter. Please be sure to look over your student's grades and contact his/her teachers, if you have any questions.

      We had a wonderful Junior Focus Day and College Planning Night on Thursday. During the day, students learned about college and career options. In the evening, parents had the opportunity to hear from a  panel of college/university representatives on their insights on managing the college search process, how colleges make decisions and paying for college.  

     Please always feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, ideas. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Turf Field Update

We’ve received word the turf replacement at our stadium field will commence once school ends and  will be completed by August 1.   There was the possibility that this work could be done over spring break but with rain in the forecast over several days, it may be too risky to get this done before school resumes April 22.   The new turf will be installed in the end zones and center of the field so that our school will have a field that is of the same quality and appearance as other FCPS facilities.  Please be assured that we are dedicated to getting this work done properly and we are looking forward to having the stadium field ready for fall sports practices in August. 

Senior Cap & Gown Photos

Senior Cap & Gown photos are April 23rd and 24thin the auditorium. Appointment cards have been mailed to students' mailing addresses.

Upcoming College Fairs Boston University Reception in North Bethesda

Boston University will be hosting a reception for high school sophomores and juniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about BU and what makes an application competitive for admission. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Georgetown Preparatory School, Hanley Multipurpose Room, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852, Registration: 6:30 p.m., Presentation: 7:00 p.m., Reception flyer. Please note that all students who plan to attend should RSVP on the website.

Important Dates

April 15 --19 - Spring Break

May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 21 - PTSA Meeting

May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena - Mark your calendar

September 19 - Back to School Night

 

Our Standards of Learning testing schedule is now available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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Justice Newsletter - April 7, 2019

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A Note From Principal Eck

"No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family." - Unknown

Dear Justice Families,

         Our Shine On week was a success. We had a wonderful time celebrating positivity and happiness in honor of Justice HS alumna, Casey Schulman during Springfest on Thursday. Thank you to all the parents, students and staff who volunteered and "made it happen". They gave their time and talent and our school community appreciates it.

      Next week is a full week of school. Its is the beginning of the fourth quarter. We hope to see all our students, as we get ready for the final nine weeks of school.

      Finally, we had a few requests from our community members asking that we do not park/stand on their driveways or lawn. We have a supportive community and we ask that we are respectful of our neighbors.

      Have a happy Sunday!    

Fantastic News from the Music Department

 

The Justice music department Spring Trip culminated in a competition of 5 of our ensembles at OrlandoFest against schools from throughout the Eastern and Southern U.S. 

Every Justice ensemble took 1st place in their respective categories— concert band, wind ensemble, combined orchestra, chamber orchestra, and concert choir. 

The Justice Wind Ensemble was the Grand Champion band with the highest score of all bands. The Justice Wolfpack Chorale was the Grand Champion chorus of all the choirs with the highest score of all the choirs. Senior violist, Isabelle Lesmana (member of Chamber Orchestra), was recognized as one of three outstanding soloist of the festival.

Thank you to Mr. Steffey, Ms. Haynes, and Mr. Thomas. We are lucky to have such a great music department team.

Justice High School Students Participate in Fairfax Area High School Student "Shark Tank" Technology Challenge

 

This week 14 Justice students represented Justice High School in the Fairfax County Government Shark Tank Assistive Technology finals. Students have been working for months to design, test and revise innovative tech devices aimed at improving life for older adults and people with disabilities. Five of the six teams selected for the finals were Justice students. The finalists pitched their devices  - Shark Tank style- in front of a panel of business experts this Friday. Way to go Justice Shark Tank finalists! 

 

For more information about the Shark Tank competition:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/fairfax-50-plus-tech-challenge

Justice HS Annual Mulch Day!

 

     Thank you to all the students, coaches, advisers, faculty and staff of Justice High School for all your hard work yesterday delivering almost 5000 bags of mulch.

      A huge THANK YOU to Jen Bowman, Sara Franco, Jodi Callahan, Pete Marcotty, Aubrey Lane, Jeff Jones, Debbie O'Rourke and the PTSA board on your hard work behind the scenes to make this happen.  Your hard work it truly appreciated!

Wolf-Time Lesson

This week during Wolf Time we will have our third Digital Citizenship lesson.

Family Engagement Survey Reminder

We value your opinion so much that we are sending out a special reminder for you to complete the FCPS Family Engagement Survey.

On March 24th, you received an FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

Please complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of

  • communicating,
  • providing you opportunities to partner,
  • developing positive relationships,
  • ensuring student success and more.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email for an invitation sent with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school iPads or computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

For a direct link to the survey click HERE

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

Senior Cap & Gown Photos

Senior Cap & Gown photos are April 23rd and 24thin the auditorium. Appointment cards have been mailed to students' mailing addresses.

Spring Sports Reminders

Spring is our busiest sports season and we will often have three sporting events happening at Justice HS at one time! Here are some reminders for our spectators attending our events: outside drinks/food are not allowed, backpacks may be searched, no signs, all school rules apply at home and away games. In addition, all middle school and elementary school students must be supervised by an adult.

College Planning Night: April 11th

Parents are invited to hear about key timelines, procedures, and resources to help support their students in the college process. A panel of college representatives will share their insights on managing the college search process, how colleges make decisions, and paying for college. For more information, contact your child’s counselor or Alicia Grande, Career Center Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu.The resource fair begins as 6:00 PM with the program following from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Little Theatre.

Upcoming College Fairs Boston University Reception in North Bethesda

Boston University will be hosting a reception for high school sophomores and juniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about BU and what makes an application competitive for admission. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Georgetown Preparatory School, Hanley Multipurpose Room, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852, Registration: 6:30 p.m., Presentation: 7:00 p.m., Reception flyer. Please note that all students who plan to attend should RSVP on the website.

SOL Season - Personal Electronic Devices are Prohibited

As SOL season is approaching, we want to remind families that electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) are prohibited inside the SOL testing environment.  Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern.  In past instances, a student’s access to a personal device in the testing environment has been identified as attempted cheating, please don’t let this happen to you! Let’s work together to create a positive and safe testing environment for everyone. 

Spring 2019 Non-Writing SOLs

The Spring 2019 Non-Writing SOLs are just around the corner (May 6-June 7) and your child will have an opportunity to opt-in to SOLs that are needed for an Advanced Studies Diploma.  If your child is interested in taking one or more additional SOLs during this testing window, please contact their counselor by April 15.  This is only necessary for students not sitting in that class. Please contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

IB Exam Schedule

     The IB exam schedule is now available for your information. Please click here to take a look,

     Also, senior Full IB Diploma Candidates and candidates taking 5 exams or more will be allowed two study/preparation days: Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2. In addition, release time on exam days is optional and students may choose to attend classes before or after their exams. If a student opts for release time, she/he must report directly to the exam location at the designated time and must leave the school grounds immediately upon completion of the exam.  Attendance for exam days must be designated on the IB Exam Prep Policy for IB Examinees May 2019 Session form which students will receive after Spring Break. An absence will be excused only if the form is completed and submitted to the attendance office by Friday, April 26. The student must check with his/her teacher at least three days before an IB exam to make arrangements for missed work.  These days are optional.

Please click here to access the IB exam prep form to request study days.

2019-2020 School Year Calendar

Looking ahead to the 2019-2020 school year, be sure to note that the first day of school will be on Monday, August 26. Here is the full 2019-2020 School Year Calendar.

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Purchase your 2019 yearbook, they’re going fast! Books are $70 and can be purchased by cash/check to Ms. Pierce (room D50) or online at www.yearbookordercenter.com code #4118..

Important Dates

April 9 - PTSA Meeting

April 15 --19 - Spring Break

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena - Mark your calendar

 

Our Standards of Learning testing schedule is now available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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Justice Newsletter - March 31, 2019

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A Note From Principal Eck

"The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing." - Stephen Covey

Dear Justice Families,

        This week, we are kicking off our Shine On week -- a week of positivity and happiness to honor a Justice HS alumna, Casey Schulman, who tragically passed away in December 2012. Events are planned for each day and our week will end with a celebration called Springfest. This event takes place on the football field with free rides and clubs and sports teams selling treats. T-shirts to celebrate the week are for sale for $5 during all lunches this week. Our bell schedule is adjusted for Thursday, with students released at 1:10 for a grab and go lunch before they head out to the field for Springfest. Students will be dismissed at our regular time of 2:55.

     We are also celebrating Wish Week to fundraise for the Make-a-Wish foundation which works to grant the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. Students will be participating in a fundraising competition by class and pizza and bake sales will occur after school on Monday and Tuesday. 

      Have a happy Sunday!    

Science Olympiad Winners

This year, our Science Olympiad team wanted to make sure that they made a lasting impact at Justice, in order to gain recognition and inspire possible future members in the halls of our school. Our wonderful team members worked long and hard preparing for each event that they were assigned, sacrificing many afternoons as well as weekends—and it paid off. Seniors Tiffany Duong and Mindy Truong medaled in two events -- Dynamic Planet [4th] and Water Quality [6th]) along with Sonny Nguyen, who medaled first place for Boomilever, scoring higher than 23 other schools.

None of this could have been possible without the long lasting support of the Justice HS PTSA, who has been one of our greatest financial sponsors!

Senior Cap & Gown Photos

Senior Cap & Gown photos are April 23rd and 24thin the auditorium. Appointment cards have been mailed to students' mailing addresses.

SGA & Class Elections

Students will vote for their Class Officers and Student Government Association Executive Officers. Candidates have made videos that students will review prior to voting and the walls have been covered with posters to help students get to know the candidates.

Wish Week

Hello, my name is Ruth Dejene and I am a junior at Justice. Last year, I started a fundraiser called Wish Week with the National Honor Society. Wish Week is a school-wide and week-long fundraiser that raises donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. When I was 14 years old, Make-A-Wish granted my wish to go to Australia which restored my hope and helped me see the positivity in the world. Through Wish Week, I was able to give other children the same amazing opportunity by raising more than $4,100. We hope to be even more successful this year, with your support. Please donate to the fundraising link below and help us make a difference in lives of deserving children. Staff can also participate in the Wish Week activities from April 1-4. Every donation counts towards grant an incredible wish so please make sure to support Wish Week!

 http://site.wish.org/goto/JHS  

3rd Quarter Ending

This is the final week of the third quarter and Friday is a teacher workday. FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Tuesday, Apr. 2 through Sunday, Apr. 21 during third quarter grading and report card generation, and Spring break. Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Thursday, Apr. 4, at 4 p.m. through Saturday, Apr. 13, at 6 a.m.

Spring Sports Reminders

Spring is our busiest sports season and we will often have three sporting events happening at Justice HS at one time! Here are some reminders for our spectators attending our events: outside drinks/food are not allowed, backpacks may be searched, no signs, all school rules apply at home and away games. In addition, all middle school and elementary school students must be supervised by an adult.

College Decisions

College decisions are streaming in for our seniors! We encourage seniors to check their emails and log into the college application portals to view their decisions. Colleges are starting to post important information on the portals and may be requesting additional documents from students. Students need to fully read the admissions decision letters and follow their prompts so that they do not miss out on an opportunity! All decisions for Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular must be released to the student from the college by April 1, 2019. May 1, 2019 is College Decision Day, when students must notify the college they will be attending. To secure their spot, students will need to submit an admissions deposit along with any room & board deposits and orientation fees. Each college admission offer will outline what they require to secure a spot. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.

College Planning Night: April 11th

Parents are invited to hear about key timelines, procedures, and resources to help support their students in the college process. A panel of college representatives will share their insights on managing the college search process, how colleges make decisions, and paying for college. For more information, contact your child’s counselor or Alicia Grande, Career Center Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu.The resource fair begins as 6:00 PM with the program following from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Little Theatre.

Upcoming College Fairs
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Montgomery County College Fair, Monday, April 1, 2019 & Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Montgomery County Fairgrounds. To register, visit: https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All
  • Northern Virginia Regional College Fair, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, EagleBank Arena, George Mason University Fairfax Campus. More information can be found here.
  • Southeastern Conference (SEC) College Tour, April 24, 2019 7:00pm- 9:00pm, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102. For More Information and to Register: https://www.seccollegetour.org/spring-event/spring-students/
  • Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) College Fair, Monday, May 20, 2019, 7:00pm, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Palladian and Diplomat Meeting Rooms, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008; To Register, visit: https://app.strivescan.com/students?id=564 
ACT/SAT Registration Dates

The next SAT registration date is April 5 for the May 4 SAT test. The next ACT registration date is May 3 for the June 8 ACT test. Click here for more ACT Registration Info or here for SAT Registration Info. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu or visit the College Board SSD website at https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities/request-accommodations and the ACT Accommodations website at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/accommodations.html.

SOL Season - Personal Electronic Devices are Prohibited

As SOL season is approaching, we want to remind families that electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) are prohibited inside the SOL testing environment.  Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern.  In past instances, a student’s access to a personal device in the testing environment has been identified as attempted cheating, please don’t let this happen to you! Let’s work together to create a positive and safe testing environment for everyone. 

Spring 2019 Non-Writing SOLs

The Spring 2019 Non-Writing SOLs are just around the corner (May 6-June 7) and your child will have an opportunity to opt-in to SOLs that are needed for an Advanced Studies Diploma.  If your child is interested in taking one or more additional SOLs during this testing window, please contact their counselor by April 15.  This is only necessary for students not sitting in that class. Please contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

Standards of Learning Test Schedules for Students Observing Ramadan

This year, the main Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window has significant overlaps with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting. The SOL testing window begins for high schools on Monday, April 29, and for elementary and middle schools on Monday, May 6. All schools must complete SOL make-up tests and retakes by Friday, June 7. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5, and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.

FCPS welcomes and encourages engagement with parents and guardians of students affected by this overlap. Justice staff will work with parents and guardians to make schedule adjustments or determine how best to address students’ needs.

If you have a child in an SOL grade-level who will be fasting to observe Ramadan this year, notify his/her school counselor to take advantage of possible scheduling options.

View more ideas and tips to prepare for upcoming testing during Ramadan.

2019-2020 School Year Calendar

Looking ahead to the 2019-2020 school year, be sure to note that the first day of school will be on Monday, August 26. Here is the full 2019-2020 School Year Calendar.

Registration for the 2019 Special Education Conference

FCPS will hold its 14th Annual Special Education Conference from 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Lake Braddock Secondary School (LBSS). Parents and FCPS employes, please plan to register for the 2019 Special Education Conference now! Conference information for 60+ workshops and access to the registration process can be found on the conference website.

Heads Up & Talk It Out

This is a new concurrent teen and parent recovery groups. Connect with teens who’ve been there. Share your story. Work through it. Move forward and help others. Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA  22031. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Robyn Olivo Gonideaux at 703-383-8440 or Robyn.OlivoGonideaux@fairfaxcounty.gov.

UVA Engineering Open House

All members of the public are welcome to attend Open House and learn how an engineering education can lead to an exciting, meaningful career. Engineers are leaders who make the world a better place by creating knowledge and technologies to advance every aspect of human life. At UVA, our engineers are developing medical technologies to treat and cure some of the world’s most devastating diseases; making it possible for autonomous systems such as self-driving cars to become part of everyday reality; securing computer systems worldwide from cyberattacks; and helping communities mitigate waste and deal with climate change. During UVA Engineering Open House on April 6, participants will learn about UVA’s admission process, meet our students and faculty, and see the exciting opportunities awaiting them here. Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM, University of Virginia School of Engineering, 351 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904. For more information and to register, visit the event website.

Order Today!! Mulch Madness Has Been Extended to March 31st! Beautify your lawn while helping Justice HS!

This annual fundraiser benefits a few different groups: (1) Justice seniors, because the All-Night Graduation Party receives its funding from the proceeds of the sale; (2) Students from all grades, because it gives them volunteer hours and the opportunity to earn dollars for their Justice team/club and; (3) Parents, neighbors, and other community members because they have the opportunity to beautify their lawns with mulch delivered by hard-working Justice students. 

Place your order at https://shop.justicehsptsa.org by March 31, 2019. Mulch will be delivered on Saturday, April 6, 2019 (snow date: April 13, 2019). Bags are $5.50 per 3-cubic foot bag for brown mulch and per 2-cubic foot bag for red mulch. Delivery is free if ordering more than 30 bags and $25 if ordering less than 30 bags.

If you have any questions, please call, text, or email mulch sale coordinators Cathy Ford (703-869-4458) and Aubrey Lane (703-786-5715). Email:  JusticeHSMulch@gmail.com.

Thank you very mulch!

  JUSTICE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Volunteers Needed for Mulch Sale

Are you planning to go to the all-night grad party, then we need you! 

Saturday, April 6th is mulch delivery day. 

Each year the PTSA sells mulch to fund the all-night graduation party.  Come out and volunteer and help earn money toward YOUR all-night grad party, and while you are working with the mulch delivery you can also earn money for your favorite Justice sports team or club. 

 

Students volunteer positions include:

·         Working in the lot

·         Delivering mulch with a mulch delivery team

Senior parents we need you too! 

 

Parents/Adults volunteer positions include:

·         Chase car drivers, a fuel stipend may be given to the drivers (must be 21 or older to drive a chase car)

·         Delivery truck drivers (must be 25 or older to drive a delivery truck)

·         Working in the lot

 

Parents/adults and students need to register separately. 

 

Volunteer Sign up by clicking the link: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMdXXr5wvRJ8dtRgb-pHHIalOjOy8NS6e5rsPgouXdu3HMjw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

or sign up with your phone:

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Purchase your 2019 yearbook, they’re going fast! Books are $70 and can be purchased by cash/check to Ms. Pierce (room D50) or online at www.yearbookordercenter.com code #4118..

Important Dates

April 5 - Student Holiday

April 6 - PTSA Mulch Sale (pick up and delivery)

April 9 - PTSA Meeting

April 15 --19 - Spring Break

June 7 - Graduation @2PM - Eagle Bank Arena - Mark your calendar

 

Our Standards of Learning testing schedule is now available for your information. Please click here to take a look.

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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