School & Classroom Policies

  • PFHS Mission Statement: 

    At Potomac Falls, we value building relationships, working hard, and making connections to ensure students are life, college, and career ready.



    LCPS Grading Scale:

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    All summative assessments will be broken into sections. The retake process is as follows:

    • Step 1:  Student takes the topical quiz (ie: Renaissance) on the date assigned.  The score is returned to the student.
    • Step 2:  Student takes Unit Test when assigned.  Unit tests will be broken into sections that mirror the topical quizzes.  If the student improves on the corresponding section of the unit test, the original quiz score will be replaced.  The new score will be reported for both the quiz and the Unit Test.  at this time, the quiz score is now "locked."
    • Step 3:  If the student would like to retake any section of the unit test, they may do so at an assigned time, usually during CORE or before or after school.  A time will be scheduled with the teacher to do the retake work unless a class schedule has already been set for that retake.  Once retake is complete, the retake score will ONLY replace the appropriate section of the Unit Test.
    • Step 4:  Students may request additional retakes on a case by case basis with the teacher. 



    BYOT Practices:

     We are a BYOT school and embrace responsible-use of technology that provides deeper, more authentic, and more personalized learning experiences for students.  Electronic devices, such as cell phones, are to be used to enhance, not replace, teaching and learning.  Students are expected to abide by the classroom teacher's rules and directions when using technology during class time.  We expect all Panthers to be Ready, Responsible, and Respectful regarding the use of technology and how its use can impact self and others. 



    Honor Code:

    On my Honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this test, quiz, assignment, lab, or any other student-generated work.

Last Modified on August 22, 2017